Take It From the Experts—This Is What to Wear to a Wedding Dress Fitting


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When it comes to finding your wedding dress, you’ll probably want to call in your closest confidantes to share the day with you. But beyond the trusted advice of your family and friends, there are some tricks you can follow for making the whole process a little easier—and it comes down to wearing a few key pieces.

First, bring along a strapless bra. While you may end up wearing a more specialized bra (like a backless of low-cut style) depending on the cut of your dress, a strapless version will work with many of the styles you’ll be trying on. Next, wear seamless underwear. You’ll want the dress to appear smooth, so this fights against against unwanted lines. And if you plan on slipping into shapewear on your big day, you might want to bring that along as well.

Finally, it’s important to bring a pair of heels. They don’t have to be the exact pair but should be around the same height as ones you plan on wearing. Though you can always hem the dress, this can help ensure you find a dress that’s long enough. Here, shop some essentials to wear to a wedding dress fitting.

Strapless Bra

Seamless Underwear


Wedding Shoes

Associate Director, Special Projects

Kristen Nichols is the Associate Director, Special Projects at Who What Wear with over a decade of experience in fashion, editorial, and publishing. She oversees luxury content and wedding features, and covers fashion within the luxury market, runway reporting, shopping features, trends, and interviews with leading industry experts. She also contributes to podcast recordings, social media, and branded content initiatives. Kristen has worked with brands including Prada, Chanel, MyTheresa, and Luisa Via Roma, and rising designers such as Refine and Tove, and her style has been featured in publications including Vogue.com, Vogue France, WWD, and the CFDA. Before Who What Wear, Kristen began her career at Rodarte, where she worked on assistant styling, photo shoots, and runway shows, and at Allure, where she moved into print and digital editorial. She graduated from the University of Southern California, where she studied art history and business, and currently lives in New York.