The dream wedding dress for brides across the world is an attention grabber, but what goes under the gown? How can brides feel comfortable and sexy in bridal lingerie for the big wedding day and the honeymoon? Finding the prefect wedding dress is hard enough so we wanted to get the inside scoop on choosing the right bridal lingerie by asking Precious Williams, CEO of Curvy Girlz Lingerie, LLC, to tell us some of the best beneath-the-dress lingerie tips for not only brides-to-be but bridesmaids and every day beautiful, curvaceous women. I interviewed her to learn how curvy girls should shop for comfortable, gorgeous lingerie and build up self-confidence.
About Precious Williams
What inspired Precious Williams to create Curvy Girlz Lingerie? It all started when Precious started dating a famous Hollywood actor who loved sexy lingerie. She noticed it was hard to find seductive lingerie for her size 28 frame. She knew that bold, stylish, comfortable, fashion-forward lingerie was what curvy women deserved (nothing less). Finding her sexy with her man gave Precious the confidence to start a lingerie company and help curvy women show off their beauty and celebrate their curves.
She asked herself: ‘ who is making luxury lingerie for curvy women looking to celebrate their beauty every day?’ That is when Precious decided to take on the challenge and offer luxury lingerie for beautiful and curvaceous women. The journey has truly changed her life for the better. Yes, the St. Louis, Missouri, native that moved to New York to become a better attorney than Johnny Cochrane (yes, Precious passed the bar on the first try), better than any attorney on the hit show Law & Order, left her 9 to 5, to expand undergarment options for curvy women.
Since then, Precious has drawn national attention as a master pitcher, became a rock star in confidence, highly sought out professional speaker of over 20 years and a wildly successful serial entrepreneur. She takes pride in her journey and told me in order to be wildly successful, you have to take action. When you feel good about yourself and like the way you look, no dream is impossible. And if you are not building your dream, you are working hard to build someone else’s. If you have a dream, go for it today.
Precious has gone from being a girl from the hood to speaking all over the world. She has gone from 9 to 5 to self-made entrepreneur. Becoming her own boss was the best decision she has made. And yes, not everyone supported her journey but Precious didn’t let that stop her. The most important take away I got from Precious, as woman determined to take the entrepreneurial journey, is this statement:
“ I am an African-American woman who had a dream that’s actually coming true. It can happen for us. It’s all about how hard you really work it. Curvy girls matter to me.”
Here are Precious’ top tips on buying bold and stylish wedding lingerie:
- Get fitted. Precious has customers from Big Apple New York to Hollywood California, and even in Canada. No matter the client, a proper fitting is crucial for brides to feel confident and beautiful for their special wedding day and night. This is especially important when shopping for bras because the right size matters. 90% of women wear the wrong bra size, and gaining and losing weight can all result in wearing the wrong bra. With the right bra size, a woman’s posture sits up and her confidence shines. Once you figure out the right size, you can go lingerie shopping and try on the possibilities. The key to finding a great bra is to not be bland or boring in your choice.
- Learn what goes into the fitting process and the importance of wearing a bra that fits. When a woman wears a bra that fits her form, she has the ability to prevent premature sagging and rolls. To guarantee great support for the wedding day, brides need to choose wisely the quality of material because that well made bra or right shape wear will transform any outfit for the better. When a woman goes lingerie shopping, she needs someone who knows how to really measure someone. You will know you have the right bra because you’ll get that ‘ Wow, everything fits so right,’ feeling. That goes for both the right bra and perfect shape wear for your body.
- Keep in mind key features while shopping for lingerie. Precious told us to make sure the lingerie fits well, color compliments the outerwear and most importantly go for lingerie made of quality material. Keeping mindful of these key features will help you make sure there are no bugles or ripples. Instead you will show off your beautiful curves by wearing well-made, well-constructed lingerie. This will allow you adventurous exploring of color usage. Yes, you can wear that red-hot lingerie that accentuates your curvy fit.
- Embrace shape wear. Why? Shape wear helps with the silhouette of your body. Example: a corset can help brides pull off a flawless look. Precious noted Caitlin Jenner looked stunning on the cover of Vanity Fair when wearing shape wear. It just has a way of putting the right look into an outfit because this type of lingerie can set you up nicely.
- Don’t be afraid to get sexy on your wedding night and honeymoon. Precious made it clear that a red-hot relationship needs sultry, flattering lingerie. Celebrate the beauty of your curvy body by accentuating that beauty. Don’t hide it. Embrace it …every day. The silhouettes that work well for curvy bodies are the lingerie items that hit the curves just right.
- Be a fierce chick and don’t forget your bridesmaids too. When you take your wedding photographs, you will want your bridesmaids to look just as good as you. To do so, you need to make sure your girls look uniform. Shape wear and fitting wear can help your bride’s maids look confident and gorgeous beside you. When Precious made Curvy Girlz Lingerie, the designs had curvy girls in mind. Body size 8, 16, 20 …bigger or smaller, Curvy Girls has you covered. From small to 3X there is something sexy for women of all body types at Curvy Girls. Sexy dress? Check. Lingerie that offers great support? Check.
- Make feeling secure the top priority for wedding day lingerie. A bride’s day look should focus on a smooth body appearance, no knicker lines. Give plenty support and comfort for your breast. The last things you want captured on photo or video are your breasts sagging or falling out of your gown. Light weight fabric and seamless bras will keep you comfortable while creating a smooth silhouette.
- Make him say wow on your wedding night by wearing seductive lingerie. More edgy and sexy lingerie will give you that bold, confident look that your husband has anticipated all day. Show him your sex appeal with sultry features such as lace lingerie and play with bold colors like red for the wedding night.
Below are lingerie suggestions Precious recommends curvy girls wear for your wedding, honey moon and every day undergarments to stress those natural curves that show stop your wedding guests in the day and knock your husband off his feet at night.
Flattering styles of bras for endowed women
Low Cut Plunge Bra. This bra is ideal for bridal gowns with low-cut necklines because the deep plunge bra will shape you well while lifting your breasts. You will have a smooth look for your cut dress or top. The bra is comfortable too.
The convertible Bra. It is perfect for brides that need a versatile bra as it gives them the option to wear the bra in several ways (halter and crisscross included) while maintaining excellent support, style and comfort.
The Balconette Bra. You cannot go wrong with this bra type when you need great lift and support from the bottom up. The straps from the balconette-style bra will also give your chest and shoulder great beauty exposure by enhancing your breast as fuller and rounder.
The T-shirt Bra. This is one of the most comfortable bras women will come across. It is an everyday bra you can rely on because the T-shirt bra is flattering and your nipples will never show.
Last but not least, if you have large breasts, do not wear a push up bra for your wedding. You don’t need your breasts over flowing from your cups. Instead wear a balconette bra or some type of shape wear.
Balconette, cut out and convertible bras are perfect for all types of wedding gown as you can choose strapless or wear bra straps. A gray strapless bra is a bra all women can appreciate. Precious calls the gray strapless bra life changing.
What are some honeymoon lingerie items Precious recommends?
Answer: Baby dolls. Feminine, beautifully done baby dolls are perfect for the honeymoon. White, sheer, and lace lingerie are the most popular bridal wear. If you want to get really sexy, you can wear body stockings. For example, vintage stockings from the 50’s and 60’s can channel into a different era and hone in your femininity. White, red, cream and black stockings are great for a romantic night.
Brides begin shopping for bridal and honeymoon lingerie as early as February to get the best deals on their wedding lingerie. At Curvy Girlz Lingerie, the Bridal collection is a best seller and there are so many different items to choose from for wedding and honeymoon – the list is expanding to make sure all brides have great options to choose from. If you are 4X, 3X Curvy Girlz Lingerie got you cover and they are here for you.
If you are looking for an opportunity to see, touch and buy what Curvy Girlz actually have in stock and you’re in the New York area, attend the Curvy Girlz Lingerie Extravaganza Party Thursday, August 27, 2015, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (EST). It will be the hottest party of the year all about curvy girls celebrating their beauty and having fun in the process. Champagne, food, swag bags and an assortment of goodies will be available at the party. Click here to view the invitation and RSVP.
At the party you can also be featured in a Los Angeles based movie. Yes, Precious is the lead in the movie and the film crew will be shooting the entire party. The upcoming film starring Precious about four executives growing their businesses and exploring the freedom to create a global phenomenal. Precious has accomplished so much in such a short time – pitched multiple companies, built a multi-million dollar business, appeared on CNN, ABC and more. I look forward to seeing the film. Get your tickets today!
Thank you so much to Precious Williams for offering her tips for buying sexy and beautiful wedding lingerie. Find out more about the greatest shopping experience for full-figured fashionistas and new bridal collection items at www.curvygirlzlingerie.com. You can also connect with Precious on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.