The 24 Best Bridal Underwear for Every Style and Silhouette

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Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
Monica Mercuri
Monica Mercuri - The Knot Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
Monica Mercuri
Assistant Fashion Commerce Editor
  • Monica writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, specializing in fashion commerce content
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Monica was an assistant style and market editor at House Beautiful
  • Monica holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication from George Washington University's School of Media and Public Affairs
Updated Jan 19, 2023
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Shopping for a wedding dress is an exciting part of the planning process. But what you choose to wear underneath, aka your wedding dress underwear, is just as important. Feeling comfortable and confident while eliminating visible panty lines (VPL) is the ultimate goal, and that's where nude seamless underwear comes in. No-show styles are designed with camouflaging colors, smooth fabrics and undetectable edges. They're meant to effortlessly hide beneath clothing and sit flat on the skin—so basically, the right pair won't look or feel noticeable under a wedding dress.

Below, we break down everything you need to know about underwear for your wedding dress, including what styles to wear and the best colors to choose. Then, keep scrolling for the best invisible and comfortable nude underwear for your wedding day.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bridal Underwear

We want to make it as easy as possible to find the right pair of underwear, which is why we're starting with some must-read shopping tips. Our trusted experts answer your burning questions about what to wear under your wedding dress.

What kind of underwear should you wear under your wedding dress?

"Seamless or no show, ultra-sheer, nylon, high-elastic fabrics and shapewear are all excellent options to avoid the dreaded VPL (visible panty line) and provide maximum comfort," says Heather McReynolds, Vice President and General Merchandising Manager at David's Bridal. But you should let the silhouette of your wedding dress guide the type of underwear that you choose. When in doubt, "Your bridal stylist or alterations specialist can offer you recommendations based on your gown, so don't be afraid to ask," she adds.

Besides the fit of your gown, comfort and personal preference should play a significant role in your decision. Whether you like thongs, briefs, bikinis or a different type of undergarment, finding soft and stay-put underwear that'll withstand the day is key. "Consider the type of underwear you typically wear, as this will likely be what you are most comfortable in," adds McReynolds. That's why we recommend a test run before the big day. Try your underwear on with your wedding dress—in all kinds of lighting—to ensure you like the final result.

And whenever you're shopping for underwear, take note of the return and exchange policy. While some companies allow you to return worn items, others only accept returns in new condition with tags—or list all underwear as final sale. Online reviews are a great resource that can help you shop with confidence and figure out how a pair of underwear really looks and feels under clothing.

What color underwear should you wear under white?

Experts recommend wearing nude bridal underwear—or shades that match (or complement) your skin tone as much as possible. "With a white/off-white gown, we recommend selecting undergarments in your natural skin tone," explains McReynolds. "The main benefit of wearing nude underwear is that it offers a seamless natural look in your gown."

Do you have to wear underwear under shapewear like Spanx?

If you choose to wear bridal shapewear, you may be wondering: Do I need to wear underwear, too? You can, but you don't have to! It all comes down to what feels best for you. "This is a personal preference," says McReynolds. "Most shapewear products today are designed specifically to serve a dual purpose—underwear and shapewear in one. But the name of the game is comfort on your big day, so wear whatever you feel most comfortable in." For example, you don't have to wear underwear if you're wearing Spanx.

The Best No-Show Wedding Dress Underwear

We've gathered our favorite nude and seamless underwear—from silky smooth thongs to no-show cheeky briefs. They're so good, you'll forget you're wearing undies underneath your wedding dress.

1. Skims Fits Everybody Cheeky Brief in Cocoa

high-cut cheeky brief underwear option for the wedding day

Smooth against the skin, this high-cut cheeky brief will seamlessly hug your figure thanks to the cotton-like fabric. Better yet, the no-cut panty design prevents digging and comes in various nude colors and sizes.

Size range: XXS-4X

2. Cosabella Free Cut Micro Boyshort in Tre

mid-rise nude bridal boy shorts

Thought you couldn't find a no-show pair of boy shorts? Think again. This free-cut, mid-rise panty promises no VPL. With moderate coverage and lightweight microfiber fabric, it's a comfortable design you won't regret wearing on your wedding day.

Size range: S-XL

3. Agnes Orinda Women's Plus Size Stretch Briefs in Nude

You don't have to spend a ton of money to find nude underwear for your wedding dress. This affordable plus-size stretchy underwear boasts a barely there (yet supportive) fit. The soft material is made from nylon-spandex fabric with a flexible waistband for extra comfort.

Size range: 1X-L

4. Nubian Skin Perfect Stretch-Tulle Thong in Tan

inclusive nude wedding thong with seamless design

Lingerie brand Nubian Skin is known for its inclusive nude underwear, and this seamless wedding thong is an excellent option for darker skin tones. The mid-rise undie is made with a breathable stretch-tulle fabric that lays flat against the skin for a snug, luxurious fit.

Size range: XS-XXL

5. Harper Wilde The Hiphugger in Beige

invisible wedding dress hipster underwear

Say goodbye to wedgies with this invisible underwear that'll literally vanish under your wedding dress. You won't find any elastics or noticeable edges on this mid-rise hipster, which is available in sizes XS to 4XL.

Size range: XS-4XL

6. Gap No-Show Thong in Warm Dark Brown

 no-show bridal thong for weddings

This editor-approved thong is one of the best—and most affordable—styles of seamless underwear. The no-show thong actually feels like a second skin because of the ultra-soft microfiber material (and no elastics whatsoever). For just $13, you'll wear this inexpensive thong for your wedding day and long after.

Size range: XXS-XXL

7. Skims Fits Everybody Thong in Oxide

Skims wedding thong with seamless design

Like the name suggests, the Fits Everybody Thong offers an impressive range of nude colors and sizes—which is why it's one of the best wedding thongs for brides. It's made with super-soft fabric and has a cut that prevents digging, which is a definite plus for your wedding festivities.

Size range: XXS-4X

8. Bombas Women's Ribbed Seamless Bikini

If you're looking for medium-coverage bridal underwear, this seamless bikini will seriously feel like you're wearing nothing. The nude undie, made from a flexible modal-nylon blend, was specifically designed to adjust and adapt to your unique body.

Size range: XS-2X

9. Nude Barre Seamless Thong in 6PM

Nude Barre's no-show bikini panty for your wedding day

We're thoroughly impressed with Nude Barre's no-show bikini panty for your wedding day. It comes in 12 nude shades designed to look invisible against the skin. The flexible fabric prevents irritation and digging into the bikini line, so you'll feel perfectly comfortable all day long. (Pro tip: Take the site's short quiz to help you find the best match for your skin tone.)

Size range: S-XL

10. Third Love Comfort Stretch Bikini in Taupe

smooth nude wedding undie in taupe

This sultry bikini combines style with breathable comfort. The wedding undie looks silky smooth and feels buttery soft against the skin (so it's basically the best of both worlds). Choose from two nude colors available in sizes XS-3X.

Size range: XS-3X

11. Everlane The Invisible High-Rise Hipster in Dark Tan

sustainable no-show bridal panties

Shop sustainably with Everlane's no-show underwear, which is made from recycled plastic bottles. This high-rise hipster has lie-flat bonded seams to complement a tight-fitting gown. Bonus: You have 30 days to try your first pair of Everlane underwear and return it if it's not a fit.

Size range: XXS-XXL

12. EBY Signature Seamless Bikini in Nude

 seamless nude bikini underwear for brides

You don't have to worry about pinching, sliding or visible lines with this seamless bikini underwear for brides. The no-show design has a mid-rise front, a full-coverage back and no-slip grips. Best of all, your purchase will support EBY's mission to help women get out of poverty.

Size range: XS-4X

13. SKIMS Fits Everybody Boy Short in Cocoa

full-coverage boy short as no-show wedding dress underwear

We love this full-coverage boy short as no-show wedding dress underwear. The high-waist design will hug your body without constricting your shape. Plus, the fabric feels really light and cozy.

Size range: XXS-4X

14. Nubian Skin Stretch-Jersey Briefs in Light Brown

 nude wedding brief for a low-back wedding dress

This nude wedding brief, designed to sit low on the hips, is a smart choice for a low-back wedding dress. It's made from stretch-jersey fabric with raw edges for a truly seamless finish under your gown.

Size range: XS-4X

15. Aerie No Show Thong Underwear

Available in the nude tones Sands and Horizon, this no-show thong panty is essential for your wedding events and beyond. The simple seamless design offers an effortless no-show finish, whether you're wearing a fitted mermaid skirt or a figure-hugging trumpet silhouette.

Size range: XXS-XXL

16. Nubian Skin Naked High Waist Brief in Berry

high-waisted wedding undie for darker skin tones

This high-waisted wedding undie is another excellent option for darker skin tones. The silky brief is made with ultra-soft Italian jersey microfiber and has raw edges for a barely-there finish under your gown.

Size range: XS-XXL

17. CUUP The Highwaist Thong in Sand

high-waisted bridal panty

Here's another high-waisted bridal panty that deserves attention. The design is meant to flatter your curves and provide a smoothing sensation under clothing. It sits high on the waist with secure coverage and bonded seams for a line-free look.

Size range: XS-XXXL

18. Spanx Undie-tectable® Thong in Soft Nude

invisible wedding dress underwear in light nude

This seamless nude thong gets rid of all VPL, so it's another good pair of invisible wedding dress underwear. The soft and stretchy material is meant to mold to your body for a comfortable, adaptable fit.

Size range: XS-XL

19. SKIMS Adaptive Fits Everybody Boy Short in Sienna

Skims adaptive boy short for seamless wedding underwear

Part of Skims' adaptive collection that creates accessible clothing, this boy short has a hook and eye closures at each side for easy dressing. The discrete bonding endures an invisible, barely there look for under your wedding outfit. Bonus: The collection also has an adaptive nude thong and brief, if that's what you're most comfortable in.

Size range: XXS-4X

20. Chantelle Lingerie Soft Stretch Thong in Ultra Nude

light nude wedding dress thong

This light nude wedding dress thong promises a line-free look with disappearing edges. Thanks to the stretchy fabric that sculpts to your body, it comes in one size that fits 4-16.

Size range: One size (4-16)

21. Hanky Panky Breathe Soft Boyshort in Mahogany

For a no-underwear effect, try Hanky Panky's breathable boy shorts. The lightweight, second-skin microfiber fabric is meant to disappear under the clingiest of clothing. On top of that, it has moisture-wicking properties for extra peace of mind.

Size range: XS-L

22. Women's Dominique 420 Laser Cut Brief Panty

Generally speaking, white isn't actually invisible under white (that's because it still contrasts against skin). That said, if you're wearing an opaque gown with a thickly layered skirt, you have more freedom when it comes to the color of your underwear. This chocolate brown bridal underwear is an elegant choice that feels so smooth against the skin.

Size range: XS-3X

23. Honeylove Everyday Beautiful Silhouette Brief in Rose Tan

 silky smooth bridal brief from Honeylove

For some structure and stretch, try this silky-smooth brief from Honeylove. The high-waist wedding underwear has 3D-printed velvet piping for extra support (not to mention style). It's available in sizes XS through 3X.

Size range: XS-3X

24. Shaplexx CoreSculpt™ Seamless Stretch Briefs in Brown Moonstone

stretchy nude bridal briefs for the wedding day

Get ready to say goodbye to VPL for all of your wedding outfits. These size-inclusive stretch briefs are crafted from soft and lightweight fabric that feels like a second skin. It comes in three neutral shades: Black, Brown and Beige.

Size range: S-3X

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