HerRoom's "Underwearing" Series: Spring Formal Dresses
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Thanks to Group USA
for the use of these beautiful spring formal gowns.
what's she underwearing?
what's she underwearing?

Wondering what to wear under that georgous spring formal gown? We have the latest right here in this month's Underwearing series.

Find your body type
See what's under those tees & shorts.

Average Figure
Petite Figure
Petite Plus Size
Tall Figure
Plus Size
More Underwearing:
Party Dresses
Sports & Activewear
Knit Dresses
The Little Black Dress
Wedding Gowns
Summer Tees
Strapless Dressess
Tees & Shorts
Weekend Activewear
"Pencil Me In"


Average Figure

- -Smooth and Silky for a Sleek Line.
The Look:
This satiny, close-fitting gown requires smooth all over--from bust to knee. The interesting cut of the back and the shapely gather of the bodice will work perfectly with a backless bra that offers both support and seamlessness.

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Model stats:
Bra size: 34B
Height: 5'6"
What's An Average Woman Underwearing?
What's An Average Woman Underwearing?
The Lingerie:
TC Fine Shapewear Just Enough Hi-Waist Shapewear Bike Pant 4019 offers 'just enough' smoothing and shaping for the average figure. Comfortable invisible something-extra to maximize the gown's silky flow.

Sassybax Very Bare Strapless, Backless, Convertible Bra VB14 perfectly meets the backless-with-support challenge. As high-tech as bras get, with enough support for DD cups and silicone adhesive for secure hold without cling.

Petite Figure

- Fabulous Things Come in Small Packages!
The Look:
Even the daintiest figure could use some invisible shaping under such a clinging gown. The empire waist gives you a longer look and creates a form-fitting silhouette, while the gathered flounce on the back adds some curves. The fitted bodice will look best with some contouring.

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Model stats:
Bra size: 32A
Height: 5'2"
What's A Petite Figure Woman Underwearing?
What's An Petite Figure Woman Underwearing?
The Lingerie:
Almost any strapless or convertible bra will work, although you'll want to look for seamless and maybe a little padding to fill out the bodice. If strapless isn't quite your thing, you could even get away with clear bra straps like Fashion Forms Invisible Bra Straps 5540 under this neckline.

Hanes Go Figure Extra Firm Control Waist Smoother 0A926 prevents panty lines and adds a little extra smoothness from torso through thigh. Even the silkiest fabrics will glide smoothly over the fabric.

Petite Plus-Size

- Perfectly Proportioned Curves.
The Look:
The gown beautifully accents your curves, while keeping the lines simple and clean. The gentle flow of the skirt nicely balances a larger bust. The fabric is clingy though and will require some shaping and smoothing from bust through thigh. With such a fitted bodice, you'll want lingerie that offers as few lines, bumps and bulges as possible.

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Model stats:
Bra size: 36D
Height: 5'0"
Dress size: 10
What's A Petite-Plus Woman Underwearing?
What's A Petite-Plus Woman Underwearing?
The Lingerie:
The Va Bien Strapless Lowback Bodysuit with Legs 1294 is a one-piece solution. Convertible bra top can go strapless while providing underwire for support. The control front panel and boning provide perfect tummy control and the long shaping legs won't ride or roll up. The silky fabric provides a perfect smooth underlayer for the gown.

Tall

- Long, Flowing and Smooth as Silk.
The Look:
A tall figure like this beautifully supports such a long flowing gown. The pleated skirt adds interest as does the unusual back and halter-style, plunging neckline. As with all silky fabrics, smooth seamlessness is an underwear essential. The low back is a challenge too.

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Model stats:
Bra size: 34B
Height: 5'10"
What's A Tall Woman Underwearing?
What's A Tall Woman Underwearing?
The Lingerie
The Fashion Forms Plunge Bodysuit 29064 is one ingenious piece of lingerie. From the plunging cleavage to the seamless thong, it covers (or uncovers) all the bases. The clear convertible straps provide support, while the extremely low back is perfect for the gown's lines. The bodysuit also adds definition to your waist and cleavage.

Plus-Size

- Just Right Solutions for this Graceful Style.
The Look:
There's no reason a plus-size figure can't wear the graceful pleated style of this gown. Its swingy style provides a nice balance to curves and the gathered bodice is flattering to a larger bust. The satiny hand of the sweetheart neckline and the halter-style strap need a bra that will smooth and contour without adding extra bulk. And the pleated style means some control and shaping are in order.

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Model stats:
Bra size: 40D
Height: 5'10"
Dress size: 14
What's A Plus-Size  Woman Underwearing?
What's A Plus-Size  Woman Underwearing?
The Lingerie:
Fantasie Smoothing Seamless Strapless Bra 4530 goes up to an FF cup and 42 band size while providing firm support and natural shape. The secure fit means it will stay where it belongs, too.

To make those pleats flow perfectly, try Annette's High -Waist Cincher Control Brief Panties 17370. Firm shaping at waist, back and tummy mean no bumps or bulges. And the hidden center zipper makes it easier to get on and off than some control pieces.
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