I’m so excited (and nervous) for my first bridal gown fitting appointments this Sunday! I booked two appointments, one at Felichia Bridal and the other at Ferra Sposa to start. I think I’ve got a clue as to what I’m looking for but honestly, every bride has told me you never know until you try a few different styles. I however, do have a few preferences when it comes to picking the perfect wedding dress – 1) I must be able to sit and walk around comfortably (meaning, no super long train or layers of crinoline underneath), 2) beading, and 3) low back/backless.
When it comes to preparing for my bridal gown fitting, the one thing that came to mind was what am I going to wear ‘underneath”? I think wearing the appropriate bra/undergarments is so important when it comes to finding the perfect dress. I had the pleasure of visiting Avec Plaisir Fine Lingerie and Swimwear, located in the heart of Yorkville, Toronto, for a one of a kind lingerie fitting experience a couple of weeks ago, in time for my first bridal fitting visit!
I came away with some fabulous tips from Vasilia, the lovely and knowledgeable lady behind Avec Plaisir (she’s been in business for 3o years now!), and a lovely matching bra and undies set made by Marie Jo.
Keep reading to find out how to prepare (underneath) for your bridal gown fitting or any outfit for that matter!
Vasilia gave me such a great fitting experience when I visited. She was able to tell right away what shape and size I was. It was such a painless experience and the bras she selected for me fit fantastic. I always had a hard time finding a strapless bra that fit perfectly at the cups (i.e. one that didn’t give you a double boob, you know what I’m talking about), and also one that stayed on, no matter what activity I had in mind. She advised me to pick something that would bstylevery day bra but could also be worn with something slightly exposed, and also versatile enough for my bridal gown fitting.
I ended up with the Marie Jo Avero convertible strapless bra in a cute black plaid print with super cute floral straps. I LOVE the way this bra fits on me. The cups wrap the bust area perfectly, it’s literally like wearing the perfect glove. I never was one to pay too much attention to my bras, but after my time with Vasilia, I totally appreciate the art of finding the perfect one.
She also stressed on making sure I wore the appropriate undergarments for my bridal dress fitting. Wearing the wrong undergarments can really affect the fit of the dress, and in turn, may end up making the wrong decision! For example, if you’re planning for strapless dresses, be sure to wear a strapless bra! Or, if you’re keen on trying on something that hugs your body, be sure to find undergarments that are suitable for that type of dress. Vasilia mentioned that many brides-to-be visit Avec Plaisir purchasing some very sexy lingerie to wear the night of the wedding, think complicated bustiers, but only to find out that it just wasn’t suitable with their wedding dress.
Amazingly enough, Avec Plaisir will be more than happy to book a pre-bridal dress lingerie fitting with you, to ensure you’re in the best shape for your dress fitting. I got a head start by visiting, however will definitely be going back with my wedding dress to find the perfect lingerie to accompany it.
She also noted that luxury lingerie is becoming a great gift idea for bridal showers. Many brides already have a lot of household items before their big day, why not pick something pretty, lacy, and luxurious as a gift of choice for the beautiful bride-to-be?
Hope you’ll continue to follow along on my wedding planning journey and I’m super stoked about trying on wedding dresses this weekend!! Wish me luck!
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