Planning 101 3rd January 2014

Beautiful Basques for Your Wedding

A traditional and timeless lingerie style, the basque has been around since the 1300’s and is still a popular choice amongst many brides-to-be today. Choosing a bridal basque for your wedding day can really add that special touch and makes a beautiful alternative to wearing a bra.

The perfect combination of elegance and practicality, a properly fitting basque will accentuate the cleavage and create a waist-cinching effect for a truly classic silhouette. Similar to a corset, a basque often has light boning that gives a structured shape, but isn’t so strong that you’ll feel uncomfortable and constricted. A corset tends to be more heavily boned and can be too rigid underneath your wedding dress. The right lingerie can really make or break your entire look, so make sure to check your size and stay true to it for the best fit. Opting for a smaller size won’t make you look slimmer.

Yet, some brides don’t consider wearing a basque as they aren’t sure if it will suit their shape or bust size. However, basques can complement any figure if you get the balance right between style and comfort. So to make things easy, I’ve selected two gorgeous styles from our online Bridal Boutique that work perfectly for A–GG cup sizes.

Exquisitely designed with luxurious floral lace and gentle scalloped detailing, the Amour Basque from Pour Moi? (below) is simply breath-taking. The amazing uplift creates a natural cleavage whilst the gentle boning provides fantastic support and helps to create good posture. Perfect for A-F cups sizes, the shoulder straps can be adjusted or removed entirely depending on whether your dress is strapless or not. The suspender straps can also be removed, but for extra shaping, wear this look with stockings as it will help to create an even smoother line. Just make sure you try sitting down whilst wearing it first to make sure it stays smooth and feels comfortable.

Wedding Basque

Adorned in luxurious French lace, the Susanna Underwired Basque from Fantasie (top image) is beautifully accented with a delicate lace trim at the adjustable straps while the decorative bows add a feminine touch. Specially designed for larger busts with cup sizes ranging from D-GG, this stunning basque is designed to support your bust with light boning at the front, underwired cups and adjustable straps. The shaping design works to smooth your tummy and contour a sculpted silhouette. Moreover, the hook and eye fastenings at the back provide a flat, close-fitting finish that lace-up backs don’t offer.

From supporting you under your gown to a sexy boudoir look for your wedding night, a basque is perfect for adding romance to your special day and will leave you feeling beautiful from the inside out.

Stayed tuned for more insider advice, next month.