“This is important for a few reasons. First, your own comfort. Your stylist will likely be helping you with the dress, so consider wearing something you don’t mind being seen in,” states Macari. “Second, opt for full-coverage underwear or boyshorts versus a thong. Fuller coverage styles are more sanitary and help dresses slide off and on more easily if you’re prone to nervous sweats.”
And when it comes to color and fabric, nude, seamless and high-waisted are the trifecta. “This will help to prevent any lines, bumps or grooves seen through a fitted dress or a dress that is too small,” she adds.
As for a strapless bra? Macari advises to leave it at home, because you won’t ever wear one with the dress (most have cups sewn in during the alteration phase). However, pasties are okay if you prefer to cover up a touch.