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What Color Bra Do You Wear Under a White Blouse?

by Mary Gray

Simple, elegant, and versatile, the classic white blouse can look good on almost everybody. But wearing a white blouse can sometimes result in revealing more than intended. Choose a bra that matches your skin tone to avoid any awkward overexposure.

Choosing Your Color

Look for a bra in a shade that closely resembles your skin color and avoid embellishments such as lace or prints. Keep it simple and subtle. If you have darker skin, a dark brown or black bra will work best. If you are fair skinned, search for a light flesh-colored bra. Avoid white undergarments unless you are extremely fair-skinned. Consider adding a camisole over your bra if your blouse or dress is particularly sheer.

About the Author

A pop culture junkie, Italophile and chronic sufferer of the travel bug, Mary Gray is an arts, entertainment and travel writer. Based in Florence, Italy, she is the Tuscany news editor of "The Florentine" English newspaper, co-manages social media for an international tour operator, and has been published in Italian daily "La Repubblica."

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