How to use the restroom in bodyshapers: The ultimate bridal question!

If you’re wondering how on earth you’re going to go to the bathroom while you’re wearing bodyshapers on your wedding day, fret no more. Amazing Alterations in Anoka, MN, is here to help!

Alas, an answer to the question that has been haunting you ever since you decided to wear spandex for the big day. If you’re one of the many brides choosing to wear bodyshapers, like Spanx®, we want to help you avoid the stress of “holding it” the entire night. Here are a few tips in choosing and wearing formfitting undergarments:

  • If possible, choose bathroom-friendly undergarments with an opening in the crotch for easy use. If your bodyshapers go above the waist of your dress, it is much simpler to simply open the crotch and squat on the toilet than it is to take the dress off in order to remove your spandex . . . especially if your dress has a corset! If you’re unable to find such undergarments, bring in the ones you have to Amazing Alterations to see how we can make them bathroom-friendly.
  • Another option is to use a slip or half-slip style bodyshaper like this one, which are shaped like a skirt rather than shorts. These can be pushed up along with your dress’s skirt while you’re using the restroom.
  • If you’re wearing a corset-style full-torso bodyshaper, it’s often useful to measure the actual usefulness of the undergarment before you subject yourself to uncomfortable compression. Many dresses already have ribbing in the bodice of the dress. Along with bust cups and a proper bodice fit, this alone can often make you appear slimmer than adding additional fabric and boning in your undergarments! In most cases, the less you have on, the more comfortable you will be and the less your movement will be restricted. Keep that in mind!
  • If all else fails and you’re resigned to completely removing your dress, remember not to rush the processespecially if you’re re-lacing a corset. Make sure everything lies smoothly and evenly. Spending five more minutes making sure everything is back in place and fitting properly will make a world of difference for the rest of your evening.

Remember, Amazing Alterations is here to help make your evening as stress-free as possible. If you have any questions or concerns about your dress or undergarments, don’t hesitate to ask us; our experts will help you figure out the best solution. Make sure to check out our previous post about how to use the restroom in a bridal gown!

Contact Amazing Alterations today for more information or to schedule a free consulation! Give us a call at 763-432-5243 or email us at We look forward to hearing from you!