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)

cahu Mon 06-May-13 21:16:49

Nude deffo.....I always wear a nude vest too but I'm old!

bonzo77 Mon 06-May-13 21:21:07

Probably anything but white. I've got a similar tshirt but no nude bra. I've got a pale lilac one which is fine under it.

Nehru Mon 06-May-13 21:23:05

But nude looks like FLESH

cahu Mon 06-May-13 21:24:18

Yes .... But it isn't!

SorrelForbes Mon 06-May-13 21:24:33

Nude or maybe pale grey (if you could find one in that colour)

Nehru Mon 06-May-13 21:25:07

Will it look like fake tit?!!
I don't need to give them any more wank back ammo tbh

SorrelForbes Mon 06-May-13 21:25:14

Nude bras look like flesh under some white/ivory tops too but it looks fine to me.

Nehru Mon 06-May-13 21:25:25

You know what men are like. The merest hint.

YoniOno Mon 06-May-13 21:33:11

Def nude, but make sure it's not a t-shirt type bra that you can see the top line of. All mine are visible top ones. -you've reminded me to seek out one that comes high up so invisible lines...

SorrelForbes Mon 06-May-13 21:39:37

The Cleo Juna in nude is good for wearing under sheer tops.

YoniOno Mon 06-May-13 21:41:24

Lovely bra Sorrel but my pore little 30Cs aren't allowed it sad

thenightsky Mon 06-May-13 21:44:01

A very chic French lady told me she and her Parisian friends ALWAYS wore nude under everything. I have stuck with nude ever since. It goes with everything.

Gawd knows why summer brings out a rash of English women in see through linen skirts and trousers wearing white knickers!

Nehru Mon 06-May-13 21:45:54

I love nude. Looks like a prosthesis but I reach for it every time

Oh nude fo' shure.

Nehru Mon 06-May-13 21:47:08

So nude shows through then? Not black hinted at. Met shirt dark great linen. H and m

Nehru Mon 06-May-13 21:47:33

T shirt. Not met. Frigging phone

AnyFucker Mon 06-May-13 21:49:46

Why are you wearing sheer clothes for work ? confused

I read somewhere (could be MN) that red bras are the colour to wear under sheer

My best advice though is to wear clothes that are professional and stop worrying about "men and their wank banks"

MrsCampbellBlack Mon 06-May-13 21:51:50

If there is any room for anyone to wonder if you are wearing a bra or not then you jolly well need a cami/vest underneath it.

God, its not even the end of may yet.

JamesJazz Mon 06-May-13 21:51:52

Wear a nude vest top! And then whatever colour bra you fancy.

JamesJazz Mon 06-May-13 21:52:52

Primark do a very serviceable nude spaghetti strap top for around £1.50 or so. No excuses.

Nehru Mon 06-May-13 21:53:47

I didn't realise it was sheer until I tried on just now.

Nehru Mon 06-May-13 21:54:07

But nude shows through. That's my point.

Nehru Mon 06-May-13 21:54:38

Well not totally. But as much as with a white shirt

AnyFucker Mon 06-May-13 21:56:30

Hmm, yes.

Strangely, you have already considered "men" and their "wank banks"

Vest top and sheer blouse is the way to go, or save it for a more appropriate setting

When you pick up a blouse in the shop, it is quite "clear" it is sheer. Give over, love.

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


MrsCampbellBlack Tue 07-May-13 07:43:57

Red bra under white top. Red bra clearly visible.

SorrelForbes Tue 07-May-13 08:46:27

Ah that makes sense Married. I have a red bra which is ok under a (fairly thick) white t-shirt. We can surmise, therefore, that I have bright red skin grin.

Nehru Tue 07-May-13 13:17:23

Well. I gave up in the end.

AnyFucker Tue 07-May-13 17:20:48

Went braless ? wink

Nehru Tue 07-May-13 17:50:19

Plaited wink

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