Q. You site is so helpful!!! I had a baby a few months ago and I am in my friend’s wedding next month. The bridesmaid dress is thin satin, and body skimming, and it is not forgiving to any body issues! My stomach is not big or fat, but not where I’d like it to be for this dress. I have that little pouch under my belly button and it is quite obvious in this style of a dress. I need help on an undergarment that will help me to feel confident in this dress. A bra cannot be worn with this dress, I think it is too low cut in the front for even a strapless bra. So I plan to have bra cups sewn in, and I need something for the stomach area, something that won’t show under the very thin fabric.
-Hide my Pouch
A. I empathize with your dilemma. Many brides choose dresses without trying them on themselves to see how it fits a body. Thin satin is not forgiving. You need an undergarment that rises above your belly and also avoids panty or stomach lines.
These work well to give complete all over coverage to flatten tummy and smooth all over. It should come high enough under the dress to avoid lines going across, but the dress length has to be longer:
left to right: The Body Wrap: Firm Control Strapless Long Leg Body Briefer, $78 at barenecessities.com; Spanx: Higher Power High Waisted Power Panty, $34 at barenecessities.com
This may help avoid panty lines while still going over waist to flatten the tummy.
The Body Wrap: High Waist Control Thong, $34 at barenecessities.com
If you intend to wear black sheer hosiery then this should work.
Spanx: All The Way Up High-Waist Pantyhose, $28 at barenecessities.com