What to wear on your wedding night? The bridal underwear decision causes some head-scratching: do you go for the scary support stuff that'll do a stellar scaffolding job on your dress, or for something you actually, um, like? If you do go for the scaffolding option for the actual day, get something you absolutely love to change into before bed with a bit of luck, you'll only get one wedding night, so you might as well look great for it! Here's a guide to the best sexy lingerie for the wedding night...
1. Stockings and suspenders
What is it about stockings and suspenders? Perhaps it's the trussed-up quality, or the sheer decadent impracticality of the things, but nothing does more to make a normal set of underwear hot than adding stockings and a suspender belt on top. Go for minimal styles in black or white and make the stockings silk for that extra touch of luxe.
Corsets accentuate and create jaw-dropping curves, making them absolutely guaranteed to knock your man's socks off on your wedding night. A great corset is an investment piece, so get properly measured up for yours so it fits you like a glove. Popular wedding styles go down the typically white, laced-up Rapunzel route, but if your tastes are a bit more Wicked Queen then you can go mad with colour, patterns, lace, cut-out panels and feather trims...
3. French lingerie
Fans of frills, frou-frou and fantastic frippery rejoice: French lingerie is all you need to look seriously hot on your wedding night. This is pretty much a byword for underwear embellished for saucy effect go for knickers tied at each side in extravagant silk bows, sheer half-cup bras, babydoll slips and lace-trimmed basques in whites and pastels. Basically, anything that transforms your wedding-night bedroom into a fantasy boudoir.
4. Accessories: garters, playsuits and nipple pasties
So you've got your underwear basics down, but think you could do with a few sexy extras? Time to accessorise. No burlesque-style striptease is complete without nipple pasties, and you can play up to wedding-night traditions by picking out beautiful garters to match your other undies. Consider a playsuit, too: as skimpy all-in-one pieces, they're bound to hot things up.