When your final guest has left and it's just you and your new husband left, now's the time for your final outfit change of the day.
While hundreds of guests may have been looking at you all day in your gorgeous bridal outfit, this final look is just for an audience of two. Yes, we're talking about your bridal lingerie - not the supportive, holds-everything-in undergarments you wore for the Big Day, but rather the delicate, sultry lingerie that's perfect for a night of romance.
Here are some of our favourite lingerie sets that are sure to get his heart racing.
Made from sheer mesh, this body from DKNY works for both wearing under formal clothes as well as for special nights in. Fitted with padded and underwired cups along with removable straps, the bodysuit creates a streamlined silhouette with popper fastenings.
DKNY black sheer mesh underwired padded strapless bodysuit, £69, www.Debenhams.com
Reger by Janet Reger
This sultry bodysuit from Janet Reger ticks all the boxes for a night of unbridled romance. It’s finished with embroidered lace, rose motifs, and with a flattering V-neck and cut out details.
Janet Reger black 'Jardin' rose non-padded body, £34, www.Debenhams.com
More of a hearts than a flowers kind of bride? Then you might like the look of Mimi Holliday’s Beau Daiquiri collection, which includes a padded push-up bra (£65), boyshort (£39) and bodysuit (£110). Wear with Hollywood-style curls and a strong red lip colour, then sit back and enjoy his reaction.
Mimi Holliday Beau Daiquiri Noir collection, www.MimiHolliday.com
The purveyors of seriously sexy lingerie have a huge range to choose from including this burgundy collection, named Lianne. The line includes a skirted suspender belt (£245), full cup underwired bra (£195) or balconnette bra (£195), briefs (£110) or thong (£95).
Agent Provocateur Lianne collection, from £95, www.AgentProvocateur.com
Kiki De Montparnasse
Turn up the heat with this demi bra from Kiki De Montparnasse at Harrods. The underwired design includes pretty eyelash trims and satin panels finished with floral lace. Complete the look with a matching high-waisted thong (£145).
Kiki De Montparnasse Soft Cup Bra, £210, www.Harrods.com
Coco de Mer
Opposites are said to attract, which is probably why Coco de Mer’s collab with the V&A (now there’s an unexpected union!) work so well. The luxury lingerie and adult boutique has launched an Art Deco-style line, inspired by the beauty found within the V&A’s archives. We love the look of this sophisticated Gilded Arch Bodysuit, which is a lesson in hedonistic 1920s glamour. Available in sizes small, medium and large.
Coco de Mer Gilded Arch Bodysuit, £345, www.Coco-de-Mer.com
The first to develop Asian bridal lingerie, Pure Chemistry offers a collection of luxurious bras ranging from 30-36B-DD cup, briefs 8-16 and marries sumptuous colourways of rich reds and champagne golds with oh-so luxe fabrics. New for SS19 is Kismet, a range of luxury lingerie in vibrant Rani Pink. It’s an exciting fusion of cultural influences; Indian colour and design, fine Italian tulle and gilded French Leavers lace. Swarovski crystals adorn the lingerie while there are also matching saris to add to the look in sheer georgette.
Find out more about the Kismet collection at www.PureChemistryLingerie.com
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Unleash your inner pin-up star with this vintage-looking set from Dita Von Teese, available at Figleaves. Designed with sexy strapping and lace, the Dita Von Teese Madame X Underwire Bra frames the silhouette to create a look of alluring boudoir elegance. Complete with bows trims, this bra secures with a two hook and eye fastenings. Complete the look with matching undies and a suspender belt. Available in sizes 32A to 38F and in colours black, nude, blue and plum.
DITA VON TEESE Madame X Underwire Bra, £48, www.Figleaves.com
It can be tough to find pretty lingerie for anyone bigger than a D cup, but Bravissimo comes to the rescue with it's sizeable collection of gorgeous sets. This Layla Balconette bra is classic, chic and universally flattering - ticking off practically every box in our mental checklist. As well as black, it also comes in burgundy and cobalt blue with cup sizes ranging from E to K.
Bravissimo Layla Balconette Bra, £32, www.Bravissimo.com
Savage x Fenty
You may know her makeup range, but did you know multi-award winning star Rihanna has also branched out into lingerie too? The Savage x Fenty collection follows the same ethos as the makeup line in its inclusivity and fierce style, so whatever your look, there's something for you. The Valentine's Day collection is playful and flirty with lots of hearts, bows and straps.
Savage x Fenty Valentine's Day Decadence, www.SavageX.co.uk
Top from left: Hearts Teddy £34, Hearts Unlined Bra £39, Bottom from left: Open-Back Hearts Hipster £24, Hearts bikini £24