You have a beautiful dress, but you haven’t found the right bra, underwear, corset, etc. to wear with it. Customers always ask me where you buy the right undergarment for your bridal or evening dress? It’s an important piece to the overall ensemble and one that shouldn’t be discounted. I was recently in the Kitchener/Waterloo area and stumbled across a quaint shop called Vicanie’s. If you want a proper bra fitting, it’s a great shop to visit. Vicanie’s has been in business for 15 years. Their main goal has been to help customers feel comfortable and confident with their unique bodies. And, you don’t have to worry about finding the right size for your undergarments at Vicanie’s. They carry a large range of sizes, starting from AA-O cups and 28-56 for the bands.
The best advice when it comes to shopping for undergarments for your bridal or evening dress is to plan ahead! There are several different options to consider when looking for the perfect garment to wear under your dress.
Bustiers: These provide great support, especially under heavily beaded dresses. They make your waist look smaller and provide a sleek silhouette, smoothing and flattening the midriff area. Bustiers are especially useful for backless dresses.
Strapless Bras: Strapless bras can also offer support and are generally less expensive than bustiers. If you have your heart set on a strapless dress, you should purchase your undergarment first. This will help in the dress selection, especially if you have a fuller bust- line.
Corset: A corset does a great job of accentuating your figure. It shows off your curves while providing support to the spine and stomach. And, it tends to slim the waist and accentuate the hip and bust area.
Spanx: Spanx is shapewear that is great for overall smoothing. It can include shaper shorts, tights, slips etc. Spanx helps control your problem areas and slims your silhouette. It is designed to be lightweight so that it doesn’t show under your garment.
If you’re not sure what you want in terms of undergarments for your bridal or evening dress, not to worry. The lovely ladies at Vicanie’s can help you find what you need. They will do a fitting to make sure you find the correct size for your undergarments. Try to purchase your dress well in advance of your first undergarment fitting. If possible, take the dress with you to the store. If you haven’t purchased your gown yet, you can take a picture or a marking of the dress with you to provide some guidance. This can be especially helpful when you’re trying on the strapless bras and bustiers.
If Vicanie’s doesn’t have what you need in the store, they may be able to order it in for you. Fit is very important for Vicanie’s. After your bra is purchased, if there are fit issues, the bra can be returned or exchanged.
Finally, Vicane’s also offers in-store after hour bridal shower events. It’s a fun night for the bride to try a few things she might like for her special night and enjoy the company of the girls from her bridal party.
Check out their website for more details!