What colour bra under sheerish linen t?

(55 Posts)
Nehru Mon 06-May-13 21:09:31

Option 1 nude. Looks like flesh through t
Option 2 black (tbshirt is gunmetal ) looks like a black bra.

(It's not TOO. Sheer)

SorrelForbes Mon 06-May-13 21:58:01

Yes, you can wear a red bra under a white tshirt without it showing through. It's like magic.

Nehru Mon 06-May-13 21:58:09

Obv you know best. Thanks for your help.

Nehru Mon 06-May-13 21:59:16

Red? I'm intrigued by this. I have no red bra.
It's so dark grey, I only noticed the sheer when whizz I g past the mirror tidying up.
I think you'd need to look hard but hmm.

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 06-May-13 21:59:42

Get a nice v neck black camisole to go under it.

So many tops are ridiculously sheer now and I don't always want to wear 2 layers.

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 06-May-13 22:00:41

I have a couple of red bras, am going to see the magic for myself tomorrow.

Nehru Mon 06-May-13 22:01:05

Yes. Will try on again in natural light to leroy. Have a jacket anyway..

Nehru Mon 06-May-13 22:01:22

Leroy? Lol. Survey

Nehru Mon 06-May-13 22:01:55

Lol. Go and say to postman. "Can you see my bra?!!"

Presume red only works under black or grey

YoniOno Mon 06-May-13 22:05:17

I wore a sleeveless pinky coloured polyester silky top the other day and had a similar dilemma, went inexplicably for a lilac bra and a white cami. Photos on FB show an array of straps poking out, looks totally crap. A visible nude bra would actually have looked more sophisticated sad

SorrelForbes Mon 06-May-13 22:07:20

AFAIK a red bra works under a white too but it might work under other colours too.

Nehru Mon 06-May-13 22:07:58

It just CAN'T!! I'm incredulous

YoniOno Mon 06-May-13 22:08:20

Lol at MNers across the land donning red bras tomorrow grin

Nehru Mon 06-May-13 22:10:27

I don't have one. Black nude or wgite

thenightsky Mon 06-May-13 22:10:53


MrsCampbellBlack Mon 06-May-13 22:25:56

I will try and report back tomorrow on Sorrell's magic bra trick.

AnyFucker Mon 06-May-13 22:33:51

I would just like to remind people that is was moi that mentioned the red bra thing first

< ahem >


SorrelForbes Mon 06-May-13 22:54:50

Indeed AF it was <throws over Bra Prefect badge to replace the Monitor one>

AnyFucker Mon 06-May-13 22:57:29

< twangs bra straps > grin

AnyFucker Mon 06-May-13 22:58:41

I think it was you that told me that, sorrel

< shhh > don't tell anyone though

SorrelForbes Mon 06-May-13 23:35:05

I won't. It'll be our little secret wink.

Nehru Tue 07-May-13 06:22:02

Lol thanks. It's an amazing thing.
If I had such a thing I'd try it out. smile

dexter73 Tue 07-May-13 06:34:39

We used to wear red bras under our white shirts at school and you could definitely see it was a red bra.

Stop squabbling you two! <attempts to be stern>

The red/nude bra thing is dependent on your skin. The trick is to find a bra that is as dark or slightly darker than your skin TONE. Many so called nude bras are too pale which is why they show through. For me, with my olive/Asian skin, the best colour is purple, french navy or red. I've found some of the darker old fashioned nude tones are ok but not my thing.

For dark skinned women, black is usually best.

Current fashion has quite a few coral and dark pink bras which are great on a Caucasian skin with a bit of a tan.

noddyholder Tue 07-May-13 07:07:34

I bought a couple of peach/coral silky bus bras and they are fine

noddyholder Tue 07-May-13 07:07:51


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