With wedding season upon us, women are constantly on the hunt for good shapewear. The lovely Emma of Emmaline Bride has created a guide to finding the perfect shapewear for the occassion. Check out her guest post below!


Wondering how to get a seamless look under your dress? Look no further! Today we’re talking about how to pick the best wedding dress shapewear. Whether you’re dressing for your engagement party, bridal shower, or need shapewear for under your gown, wearing proper shapewear will give you that smooth, seamless look to make you look and feel your very best.

Shapewear is important for the bride, but it’s also essential for bridesmaids and wedding guests, too. Everyone deserves to feel beautiful!

I always wear shapewear as a wedding guest, since dresses just don’t look the same without the proper foundation. Let’s take a look! 



I’ve researched many shapewear brands in the past, but what I like about Yummie shapewear is the price, quality of materials, and choice of smoothing level. If you need more smoothing (i.e. a tighter compression), you can shop by firming level. For brides, I like how they offer a unique array of shapewear to flatter versatile wedding dress necklines.

If you’re trying to tighten or hide trouble spots, shapewear is great; it is also helpful for camouflaging your undergarments, since you wouldn’t want panty lines or bra straps to show through your dress.

In addition, if you’re planning a wedding in the summer (when it’s hotter than you-know-what), you’ll love their specialty Wincool® Nylon cooling yarn, which moves heat away from the body to keep you cool.

Let’s look at a few of their most popular shapewear options for dresses, whether you’re a bride, bridesmaid, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, or wedding guest.



1. Shaping Singlet Bodysuit

This comfortable bodysuit features a level 3 compression (medium) and an open bust (wear your own favorite bra!) which complements many neckline styles. There’s also a shaping panel at tummy and a 5″ 2-ply leg band to prevent the garment from rolling down.

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2. Firm Shaping Thigh Shapewear

This level 4 firm compression shapewear is perfect for enhancing curves and giving your waist or thighs a firm look. With an extra control tummy panel and high-waist design, you can wear your onw comfortable bra and feel confident rocking that wedding dress.


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3. Extra Firm Shaping Bodysuit

This is the most versatile slip yet! You can wear it with your own bra and place the adjustable inner panels three ways, depending on where you wish to wear it: at the front, back, or all around.

You can change the compression level from level 3 medium to level 5 extra firm, depending on where you place the panels. The floating inner mesh panels provide complete compression; the open bust makes these slips perfect for your favorite neckline. The non-slip grip tape prevents this bodysuit from rolling.

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Here’s how this compression panel system works:

best shapewear for wedding dress

best shapewear for wedding dress

best shapewear for wedding dress

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4. Harlo InShapes Mid Waist Shaping Short

If an shorter style is more to your liking, you’ll love the way these shaping shorts fit and accentuate your curves. Available in three colors.

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5. Hidden Curves Firm Shaping Half Slip

This half slip is perfect for providing extra control to the tummy area. The high-waisted style is designed to sit comfortably underneath your bra. What I love about this piece is how it disappears under clothing, making it a versatile piece for many dresses and outfits.

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6. Cooling High Waist Thigh Shaper

This comfortable cooling high waist thigh shapewear is made of a level 4 compression and stay-put silicon strip to keep the waistband in place. There is a high waist design that sits under your bra and flat elastic on the legs that is soft to prevent chaffage.

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7. Firming Slip

This firm shaping slip will look invisible under your dress and features a bonded sling at bust for light support. It is convertible, adjustable, and has bra-friendly straps.

best shapewear for wedding dress

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Happy Planning!