With Labor Day Weekend quickly approaching, we’re scrambling to figure out how to get the most wear out of our favorite white pieces while the sun’s still shining. Luckily, Jenny Altman, fit and style expert for Aerie, is here with her pro tips for pieces that are perfect under your white jeans, shorts, tops, and LWD’s (Little White Dresses!). Her advice is here just in time to start planning the perfect look for the holiday weekend, or that end of summer party you’re throwing!
Q: What are the best pieces to wear under my white clothes? I don’t want my bra or undies to show through!
A: What to wear under white…NOT WHITE!
Why not white? It’s just too bright under white clothing. If your goal is to keep your intimates “intimate”, then you really need to go with a nude tone. This color could be the actual color nude, but could also be a brown, beige or even light pink, depending on your skin tone. Keep in mind, that no matter what your skin tone (even if you are darker skinned or super fair), the color nude will always be better than white. The nude blends into any skin tone better than a white or a black.
For bras, if you want to show off a colorful piece under your white top, then go for it! If you’re looking for a piece that will stay hidden, however, Aerie carries bras in a range of nude shades, from Fair to Dark Maple.
Our Best Basics Shop is a great place to look for bras and undies that come in multiple nude shades, to find the best match for your specific skin tone.
For undies, it’s as much about the color as it is about the undie design itself. Go for the most flat, seamless option you can find. You don’t want heavy lines showing through.
Our Vintage Lace undies come in multiple fits and nude tones, and the lace is smooth so the texture doesn’t peek through. These undies work great under white or light clothing that isn’t super fitted.
For a TOTALLY hidden look, the Outta-Sight undie in Buff is the best. No lines and no color to be seen with these! The undies come in a range of fits from thong to boybrief, so pick the amount of coverage that’s most comfortable for you and works best with the type of clothing you’re wearing.
With these tips, you’ll be ready to rock your favorite white styles to celebrate the end of summer!
Have more fit & style questions for Jenny? Ask @Aerie on Twitter with #AskJenny, or email your question to AskJenny@ae.com! We’ll be answering your questions weekly (last week, she tackled your FAQ “Will a Demi Bra Work for Me?”).