Choose right bra color. A flesh colored bra offers the most versatility, as shades matching your skin are the least visible under pale, dark, sheer, or thin fabric. Avoid bold colors when wearing light colored shirts or tops made of see-through material.
One of the classic mistakes of work attire is when women wear a white bra with a light-colored shirt – and the white bra is visible through the shirt. Go nude to keep a bra from showing through a light-colored or thin shirt, or go with black if you’re wearing a dark top and don’t want your bra to show through.
Bra color is a whole different thing when you’re not dressing for work – maybe for a special night out, you want to rock a pink or red bra that may peek through a super sexy shirt. Or maybe you want something a little more subtle, like a lacy black bra that may just show over the top of a black shirt when you move just so.
The point is, choose the right color bra for what you’re wearing and where you’re wearing it – and don’t wear white bras under white, thin or light-colored shirts!
A good outfit starts with a good foundation, which means that picking out your undergarments can be just as important as the actual outfits you wear. Wearing bras can be tricky. The right bra leaves you looking well put together, while the wrong bra can completely ruin your look. There are times and places to wear black and nude bras. Make sure you know how to get the most mileage out of your bra by wearing it correctly.
Here are some tips to pick right bra color
Wearing a black bra under a white top is pretty much always a fashion no-no. Regardless of how thick your white top is, get it under the right light and there’s a pretty good chance that your bra will show through. When wearing white tops, opt for a nude bra instead of any other color; this includes white, which also shows through due to its brightness. Anything that’s going to make your bra an evident part of your ensemble is generally not a great idea.
Colors, Prints, and Fabrics
You can almost never go wrong with a nude bra. As in the case with a white blouse, nude is the ideal choice for colors and prints when the fabric or color hue is light enough to allow your underclothes to be visible. Wafer-thin T-shirt fabrics, pastel colors, and prints with a light-colored base can easily show a colored bra. Because nudely is close to the shade of your skin, it will blend with pretty much anything you wear — whether it’s a little bit sheer or not.
Finding the Right Nude
Women come in all different shades so one woman’s nude isn’t going to be the same as another’s. Many nude bras come in lighter shades, but that doesn’t mean that you need to buy a lighter nude if it doesn’t match your skin tone. Make sure that you pick a nude bra that most closely matches your skin to get the best results. Luckily, there is a wide range of creams, tans, taupes, and espressos to compliment any woman’s skin tone.
When to Wear Black
No fashion rule is completely straight forward. Black, of course, is an ideal choice when you’re wearing a dark shirt, such as burgundy, chocolate or navy blue. If you’re wearing a sheer black top, it’s perfectly acceptable to wear a black bra under it without putting a camisole between the two, even if the black bra peeks through. Just be sure to pick a bra that gives full support. If you’re feeling more modest, pick a blouse that’s not super sheer so you still get that sexy hint of the bra without going overboard.