Different types of lingerie
There are different types of lingerie. Each type has its own advantages and disadvantages. We discuss the best-known bridal lingerie types.
We are all familiar with the corset. It is a hard body made of rigid material. There are two variants: a corset with cups and a corset without cups. A corset with cups emphasises and supports the bosom and conceals the belly. A corset without cups only focuses on reducing the waistline. A corset is closed with a long lace at the back. As a corset is not elastic, it is more difficult to close. You therefore have the corset made to measure. A corset can therefore cost more than alternatives.
A corset fits well under A-line dresses, but is too stiff under tight dresses. Here, the transition from corset to skin is visible on the outside.
A torselet, also known as a guêpere, is often confused with a corset. The difference is in the fabric. Whereas corsets consist of stiff fabric, a torselet consists of soft, stretchy fabric. As a result, you don't need to have a torselet made to measure. A torselet is closed at the back with hooks or buttons. Like a corset, it emphasises the waist and breasts and conceals the belly. Because a torselet is made of soft material, the 'constrictive' effect is less than with a corset. Are you a fan of comfort? Then go for a torselet. A torselet also does well with A-line and ball gowns. With a tight dress, however, a torselet is often visible. This depends on the material of the dress. You run the risk of the lines of the bottom being visible.
A bustier is a shorter torselet, or a 'long' bra. A bustier pairs well with seamless underwear or a thong under a tight mermaid or boho dress. Do you prefer to disguise your belly? Then a bustier is not suitable. In this case, opt for a corset or torselet.
Thong or slip?
The bottom is also important! With a mermaid dress, you definitely don't want to see underwear seams. Therefore, opt for seamless shapewear underwear or a thong. With an A-line or ball gown, on the other hand, you can opt for comfortable (lace) panties, which will not be visible under the wide-fitting skirt.