Q. I am attending my sister's wedding next month, and I am a bridesmaid. The fabric she picked out is a chiffon material, I am a larger girl and plan on wearing a corset (being she picked out strapless dresses), and something to hide my heaviness, my only problem is that I don't know what fabric the panties should be that won't show through, and type of material for the corset.
A. You want to make sure that you don’t show visible panty lines and that whatever you wear up top and down below gives smooth support and slims. Best option would be to order several items online or head to your top department store’s intimate apparel area with the dress.
Here are some of my favorite pieces that give lift and smooth bumps. For bustiers, make sure the boning doesn’t effect the draping of the dress.
left to right: Flexees by Maidenform Disappearing Waist Lace Collection moderate control strapless full slip, $51 at figleaves.com; The Body Wrap bra slip with underwire cups, $50 at figleaves.com; Bali Lace Convertible All-In-One, $41.60 at barenecessities.com; The Body Wrap: Firm Control Thong, $24 at barenecessities.com; Bali Tummy panel brief, $8.80 at figleaves.com; Body by Nancy Ganz