What Bra to Wear Under White?

What Bra to Wear Under White?

The topic of what bra to wear under a white top has been hotly debated on both sides of the ocean. Neutrals only? Can you dab with touches of color while still staying elegantly chic?

Since every woman has a different take and comfort level, we’re bringing you all your options, ranging from least to most risqué. Yes, you do have options!

Before diving in, there are a few rules every woman should play by. According to Simone Perele Lingerie Style Expert, Adrienne Coléon Gaskell: “Start with a perfect fit. Your bra should fit flawlessly—no gaps, too-tight bands or falling straps. Next, look for pretty details and fabrics for a subtle touch of chic under your outfit.”

Here are our French style-approved tips for what bra to wear under white tops:

Andora 3D Demi in Amaretto

The Invisible Nude T-Shirt Bra

The nude T-shirt bra is undoubtedly the most modest, invisible option under any white top. It truly disappears under your top. French tip: Though French women rarely wear nude bras, those that do look for a bra with pretty details and style accents.

HOW TO WEAR IT: Look for a curve-hugging 3D spacer bra that molds to your shape, like the Andora 3D Demi. This will give a flattering, rounded shape and lay completely flat under tops.

Delice 3D Demi in Blush

The Blush T-Shirt Bra

Shades of pale pink are a pretty, feminine update on the classic neutral bra and are just as versatile.

HOW TO WEAR IT: Blush is soft under white but not completely invisible. Wear it like a Parisienne and opt for stylish details that will subtly peek out from under your top, like the embroidery on this Delice 3D Demi t-shirt bra or the romantic lace of the Promesse Full Cup bra or Promesse Sheer Demi bra.

The Black Lace Bra

Whether your inspiration is Carrie Bradshaw or iconic French femme fatales, a black lace bra under a white top, when done right, is rebelliously chic and fashion-forward.

HOW TO WEAR IT: According to Adrienne, “The secret to rocking a black bra under a white or semi-sheer top? Wear your prettiest, daintiest, high-quality bra. Lace, embroidery, pretty straps—they all add a lightness and elegance to your look that balances out the black. Avoid a push-up or solid black bra at all costs!” The black should be noticeable but not distracting. You can also opt for an ultra-wearable dark gray like Anthracite. Finally, style it so the look appears intentional, such as matched with black pumps or a jacket. And wear without apology!

Wish Sheer Demi in Black

The White Bra

Generally, white under white is a fashion faux pas. However, this look can be chic when done right. Because white is the most visible color bra you can wear under a white shirt, style it the way you would a black bra.

HOW TO WEAR IT: Look for pretty lace and ultra-feminine details to peek through your white t-shirt.

The Red Bra

Top secret! The style tip that French women have sworn by for years: red is just as invisible as many nudes under white tops (and way more seductive).

HOW TO WEAR IT: Look for reds rather than pinks, ranging from bold red to deep burgundy. Have fun with different styles, like an all-lace bra or wireless bralette.


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