If you’re wearing white right, no one will know what’s underneath. We shouldn’t see your booty, your undies, the pockets in your pants.
When the temperature rises white can at least keep you looking cool. It reflects light which is why it’s a tropical favorite and why sweating is less noticeable when you’re wearing white.
It’s light reflecting properties make it less forgiving than darker colors, so there are 10 tricks to know how to wear white flawlessly.
Watch where you put it. White can make you appear bigger (those light reflecting properties again!). For the most slimming look wear it monochromatic (white on white head to toe). If you wear white separates, wear the white on the smaller part of your body or wear a loosely fitting style..
Watch how you wear it. If you’re bottom heavy, for instance, buy white pants that skim your hips and thighs. The new wide leg styles are a perfect way for almost any body type to wear white pants successfully.
Don’t expect forgiveness. White can be sharp and chic when it fits right. But a white garment that is too tight or too short can be unforgivingly cringe inducing.
Don’t go all Matchy-Matchy with the shoes. Bold colored shoes are super partnered with white. Neutrals are great too; they blend in with your skin tone and create a longer leaner leg look. White shoes are glaringly noticeable and they make your feet look bigger, if you must wear them, the best way is with long white pants.
There are MANY shades of white. Pure optic white is unflattering on all but a few. MOST people look better in ivory, eggshell, or oyster; tones of these colors can READ white but they have undertones of other colors that soften the optic effect and flatter the wearer. To understand this, look at the hundreds of whites available in house paint.
Beware of the White-Out. White on white is fine, and you can mix your shades of white, but cut the glare and wear colored shoes, bags, and accessories. Even the bride wears something blue.
Check the grin-through. This is the term for when the pockets or lining of white garments show through. It may solve the problem to just have the pockets removed, but first make sure the garment is not too see-through.
Don’t wearing white to a wedding. It’s the brides color and it’s her prerogative to invite others to wear it, (the bridal party for instance). A white blouse is OK if it’s worn with a colored suit.
Don’t wear white underwear. It’ll shine through like a beacon. Wear nude or flesh colored, the closer the color of your underwear is to your skin tone the more it will disappear.
NEVER wear white hose. Even nurses don’t so it anymore. If you’re under 5 you get a pass on this one. If you’re a bride…maybe.