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Beige or white bra??

(31 Posts)
Sixparrotspullingupcarrots Sun 26-May-13 20:16:56

I've bought a lovely lilac lace dress for an upcoming wedding. At the back there is no lining so my bra is visible. I have a beige bra and a white one (not buying any more, still BF and boobs will shrink when I give up!). My skin is very pale so the beige is darker than my skin. So a white bra is better? What do you think?

Snowgirl1 Sun 26-May-13 20:30:46

If it's going to be seen I'd go for white (as long as it's not white-going-grey!)

Purplehonesty Sun 26-May-13 20:31:23

Fake tan yourself?!

I'd think beige would be less noticeable than white

coffeeinbed Sun 26-May-13 20:31:25

Beige is less noticeable that white.

NumTumDeDum Sun 26-May-13 20:33:47

I'd go beige as well.

NorksAreMessy Sun 26-May-13 20:36:28

White can really really REALLY show up on a sunny day blush

MrsLettuce Sun 26-May-13 20:36:44

yy, beige. White will glow through, beige not.

freerangeeggs Sun 26-May-13 20:37:39

Beige definitely. You might be able to get a special bra with 'invisible' straps... I hate them usually but if it's under lace it will genuinely be invisible and should look fine.

nextphase Sun 26-May-13 20:44:40

Could you put a vest top underneath?
With slits/holes for feeding through if required?

MrsLettuce Sun 26-May-13 20:53:18

Ah, right. Hadn't understood we were talking about unlined lace - thought thin cotton. TBH it'd be best just to get in lined if you don't want to buy another bra.

cafecito Mon 27-May-13 01:53:20

ivory or light pink would be good - I know you said you're not buying another bra.. hmm..- otherwise the beige one you've got would be better than white or could you put a little vest thing underneath it?

EleanorFarjeon Mon 27-May-13 02:04:32

Definitely not white.

Last time I was at Rigby & Peller, the assistant told me nobody wears white bras anymore!

scottishmummy Mon 27-May-13 02:18:43


Justfornowitwilldo Mon 27-May-13 02:25:02

<Looks down top>

She lied.

For a bra that will show through I'd go for as close to your skin tone as possible.

Lynnco2905 Mon 27-May-13 02:37:29

White- there's something about Borge bras I don't like.

FamiliesShareGerms Mon 27-May-13 02:38:36

Beige. But better to spend £5 and get a vest / camisole

Justfornowitwilldo Mon 27-May-13 02:45:11

Resistance is futile.

TenbyChristmas Mon 27-May-13 08:28:55

I'd go for the nude bra. And a spray tan - might help to even out the colour gap? X

Nehru Mon 27-May-13 09:37:45

intersting no one wears white bras.

I only have one and an anicent minimiser. agree nude way better

SorrelForbes Mon 27-May-13 10:51:03

Yep, I don't own a white bra either.

FamiliesShareGerms Mon 27-May-13 13:44:51

I've got one white bra, but I've realised that I never wear it after my white shirt died a death last year...

MrsLettuce Mon 27-May-13 17:18:34

I've not had a white bra for years either smile

scottishmummy Mon 27-May-13 19:03:06

beige underwear is so grannyish
like moth balls
and american tan tights

MrsLettuce Mon 27-May-13 19:33:17

yes, agreed, it's ugly as fuck. Practical though.

dexter73 Mon 27-May-13 19:41:21

I have about 5 white bras. Would probably go for beige with your dress.

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