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      Finding the Perfect (Undergarment) Fit

      We all love the process of shopping for the perfect dress for a special occasion. From finding the right color to the most flattering fabric, there are many beautiful options to choose from. Once you have finally found the perfect dress for the big day or night, your look is (almost) finished. Even though Tadashi Shoji dresses and gowns are designed to flatter your figure, we understand that there are certain occasions that call for a little extra support. One of the keys to a stunning party look is what you wear underneath. Undergarments affect the look, feel and fit of what goes over it, and therefore must be well-fitting. Whether you need shapewear or lingerie, the style of your dress should be a guide to finding the best fitting undergarments. A slim-fit mermaid gown to a short sheath, we are here to help you complete your look with a little help from underneath.

      What to Wear Under a Slim-Fit Gown

      No matter where you are going, you always want to look fit and fabulous. If you are wearing a slim-fitting dress, undergarments help support and highlight all your best features. This is because slim-fitting dresses tend to be more revealing of your shape. Evening gowns that accentuate your figure sometimes call for strategic shapewear. Our Tranquille Mid-Thigh Short is incredibly ewasy to put on with maximum results. This high-waisted short has the strongest control on the stomach and waist area and is designed to lift and shape your bum so it looks perfectly rounded. The seamless material hides all lines that can easily show through the curve-hugging mermaid gown. Tip: Make sure to try out shapewear prior to the big night to make sure you have the right fit! Shapewear is not necessary for many Tadashi Shoji dresses and if you’re looking for a more comfortable option, you can wear microfiber boy shorts. These undergarments smooth the surface and finish your look. Wearing a strapless? No problem. The Wacoal “Red Carpet” Convertible Strapless Bra makes it easy to show off your shoulders without constant adjustments. Dance the night away without worrying about a thing! 

      PICTURED: 1. Tadashi Shoji Alexia Off-The-Shoulder Gown   2. Tadashi Shoji Mid-Thigh Short  3. Wacoal “Red Carpet” Convertible Strapless Bra


      What to Wear Under a Backless Dress

      Stunning, elegant, and subtly sexy… we all love the backless look, but we don’t love figuring out what to wear underneath it. For an open back dress, a strapless adhesive bra is a must. The Intimate NuBra is perfect because they are completely backless and stay tight all night. The silicone cups also provide a very natural look and feel, while keeping the attention on your gorgeous, dramatic back. If you are looking for a shaper to wear under a backless dress, you can go with the Felina 'Caress Too' Lace Bustier or something similar. This style is tight all over and will keep you worry free throughout the night. If the dress neckline is not so low, wear something like the Victoria’s Secret Wear Everywhere Bra. Tip: Get professionally measured for your shape wear to make sure you have the right size. With these undergarments, you can relax in your backless gown. 


       

      PICTURED: 1. Tadashi Shoji Coralie Gown  2. The Intimate NuBra  3. Felina 'Caress Too' Lace Bustier  4. Victoria’s Secret Wear Everywhere Push-Up Strapless Bra


      What to Wear Under a Sheath Dress

      Heading to the office or an evening cocktail party? A smoothing slip keeps the jiggle in check and provides control for the (not-so-forgiving) sheath. Look for shapewear that can even out all of your areas such as the lower stomach, hips, or your rear. Our Premier Shaping slip offers both firm control and pretty lace details. Commando also offers a variety of basics, made of hi-tech micro-fibers, that ensure a seamless finish. 

      PICTURED: 1. Tadashi Shoji Jaslene Dress  2.Tadashi Shoji Premier Shaping Slip  3. Commando  

       

      Finding the right undergarment is as important as finding the perfect dress for a special occasion. Looking and feeling great in your dress is very important to ensure a stress-free party. Tadashi Shoji evening gowns and dresses are designed with your figure in mind, but a nicely fitted bra or a pretty lace slip can be just what you need for that little extra support to finish your flawless look. After all, you still want to look beautiful underneath it all. 

       

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      (Originally published 1/18/2016)