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. The Spanx Slim Cognito Seamless Shaping Mid-Thigh Bodysuit is a celebrity red carpet favorite. The bodysuit 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 the Spanx 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 nude (preferred color) 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! 

What to Wear Under a Slim-Fit Gown

PICTURED: 1. Tadashi Shoji Hida Gown   2. The Spanx Slim Cognito Seamless Shaping Mid-Thigh Bodysuit  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. 

What to Wear Under a Backless Dress

 

PICTURED: 1. Tadashi Shoji Ono 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. Commando offers a variety of basics, made of hi-tech micro-fibers, that ensure a seamless finish. Hanky Panky lace panties are also a great option, and with so many colors to choose from, you can have as much fun with what you’re wearing on the interior as what you’re wearing on the exterior.

What to Wear Under a Sheath Dress

PICTURED: 1. Tadashi Shoji Nemuro Dress  2. Commando  3. Hanky Panky lace panties

 

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.