I’m terrified of whites. Really, I just…can’t. Especially below the waist. ¡Ayyyy! But that doesn’t mean that I don’t want to be able to wear it — I just want to wear it right.
This summer I took a chance and bought two pieces in white — a button down blouse that I unexpectedly found at H&M and a Peter Som for Kohl’s dress (thanks to Momma in Flip Flops) that doesn’t make me look like a marshmallow AND has pockets. It’s BRILLIANT!
Both are amazingly not completely inappropriately see-through and with the help of some seriously chic Maidenform bras and undies, have been able to look clean, crisp and classic in white.
However despite finding my perfect summer whites, I usually struggle find the right type of white and I’m sure you do too. Here’s what I mean:
– Cheap fabrics in white are paper thin and translucent. Not see through. No, I mean, TRANSLUCENT. The kind where you can see every freckle on your body sort of translucent.
– Blouses won’t have proper lining and it looks like you are wearing a nightgown or you simply look like you got dressed in the dark.
– Pants, jeans, skirts, shorts or dresses without a double layer or additional “white” coloring just isn’t going to work. Anything that accentuates the cellulite or the fatty areas is a no no no no NO for me.
See? THAT’S why it’s important to find the perfect underwear because not just any undies will do. That’s right. This is where your undies can make or break your look.
Based on my personal experience and what my eyes have had to be witness to (oh the horror!) here are a few ways on how to wear summer whites without baring it all…
DO take a chance and wear a nude or light purple bra under a white blouse such as the Comfort Devotion Super Sexy Maximizer or the Comfort Devotion Natural Boost Strapless Multi Way which is perfect for maxi dresses, halters and backless pieces. For my white top I went with the sexy maximizer and ooooooh, it’s hot hot! Makes your boobies look AMAZING and it shows off a bit of color under your summer whites keeping it subtle and sexy.
DON’T wear a thong only have have your cheeks stick to the fabric and outline your bottom causing sweat spots. Ewww!
Instead, DO try a Weightless Comfort Shortie Slimmer which is light and smooths out the lumps, bumps and avoid booty sweat. This gives you a slimming silhouette and no sticky cheeks.
White dresses can be tricky, so DO go for a lightweight body shaper; such as the Comfort Devotion Smooth Body Full Slip in nude. If you are going to wear white, you gotta be tight!
Lastly DON’T summer whites just because they fit. Make sure you try them on with proper undies, that they fit well in certain areas and most importantly that they feel comfortable. White is all telling and you want to make sure you are smokin’ in your summer whites!
How do you wear white without baring it all?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Maidenform. The opinions and text are all mine.