I'm getting married to my love bird in the fall (yay!) and am searching for the right undergarments to wear underneath my dress. Details:
* I am plus sized with an exaggerated pear shape (44" 38" 53").
* My wedding dress that my aunt is sewing for me will be a satin sweetheart bodice with a lace overlay neck/sleeves (example
), so my shoulders will be translucently visible.
* I have a very long torso amplified by my wide hips, large rear, big thighs; swimsuits are never long enough, even special long torso ones (the straps cut into my shoulders and my chest is revealed).
What undergarment would be the most effective to smooth lumps and give chest support? I'm hoping to have the tummy smoother also function as my bra for the dress. Ideally I want a piece with a strapless bra top like this one
that also is a mid-thigh bodysuit like this one
to prevent chaffing and too constricted leg openings like a traditional swimsuit. I haven't found many pieces that combine both of these elements. If I did, I would be worried that the torso wouldn't be long enough, and the cups of the bra would settle at my waist.
Any suggestions? Ideally, I'd like to spend under $75, but would be willing to spend up to $150 if it was perfect. I'm considering just wearing a corset/bra thing with a pair of tights, but those tend to either be too large in the chest area (I'm a 40C) or too small so it squeezes my hips, creates a bulge where the corset stops, and rides up.
I've read previous questions
, but am looking for more specific suggestions. I would also love to hear what you wore under your dress on your wedding day, and whether it worked well for you or not. Thanks, Mefites!