Sheers shirts/ different bras. tips?

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Registered: 01-24-2004
Sheers shirts/ different bras. tips?
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Sat, 07-30-2005 - 1:36am

hi there:

I just purchasred these two new bright colored shirts a few days ago, and noticed that they are sligtly sheer enough to see a dark colored bra showing through (or at least not light colored bras), but not sure how other colors would show through.
When it comes to certain t-shirts like this that may appear more sheer than others, is a nude colored bra always necessary?

How does this differ from a white colored bra, and can a white bra be worn with a white shirt?
What about double layering, what type of undershirt would work best? (ie tank top, sports bra, etc. that would peek through the top of the v-neck part of a shirt, or even just under, if opted not to wear a bra).

How do "tshirt" bras work, and do they all contain underwire?

sorry if i sound confusing lol
any tips would be fab!

Cheers,

leese :)

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Registered: 04-05-2004
Sat, 07-30-2005 - 12:22pm

Hi Leese!


I will ansswer your question regarding the t shirt type under shirt.


Many stores now carry a camosol type tank that is lightweight enough to wear under a shirt and they have a built in bra. Not sure how big a chest they will hold though. You can go to a good dept store that has professional consultants(the fancier stores) and ask them about this. You don't HAVE to buy anything there, but getting their opinions does help.




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Registered: 04-28-2004
Sat, 07-30-2005 - 12:36pm

Hi Leese!


Are you referring to T-shirts or sheer oxford-type shirts?

Accolade
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Registered: 01-24-2004
Mon, 08-01-2005 - 1:49am

Hi Chris!

thanx for your response, great to have a guys opinion! lol I was referring to either/or really, but mainly t-shirts that were a little more fancy, ones with low neck lines, or even button down shirts that were slightly sheer. I know i can usually get away with some shirts when it comes to wearing whatever color bra i please, but with these ones, i can see through much more. lol I will invest in a nude color bra for sure now! T-shirt one too! :) Ive never really worn sheer shirts before, so this is new to me ! :)

You mentioned wearing a camisole or tank top possibly underneath an oxford type shirt. I agree with that for sure, but what exaclty is the difference between a camisole & tank top, and how many styles of camisoles are there? Should oxford style shirts only be worn with this underneath, vs .a bra?

thanx again!

Leese :)

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Registered: 04-28-2004
Mon, 08-01-2005 - 10:27am

Hi Leese!


The terms are becoming more interchangeable today but a general way to explain the difference between a tank and a cami would be as follows: A tank tends to be cotton or some similar, non-sheer material with full straps, and is usually designed to be worn by itself. A cami tends to have thin straps (like a bra or a full slip) and/or is made of a more sheer material, and is generally meant to be worn as lingerie (or with something less sheer over it, at the very least). As a result, the styles can be quite diverse, as you can see below:


http://www.newport-news.com/Search/controller.asp?C=1&Ntt=cami+tank&N=200002&Nu=ArchiveNumber&Ntk=All%5fSearch


As for what to wear under on oxford-style shirt, it also depends on how you are going to wear it. If wearing the shirt completely unbuttoned, then a tank would be the way to go. For the buttoned-up look (i.e. open button or two at the collar), you could get by with just a bra if the shirt is not too lightweight or sheer - but you still might want a cami as well, since the shirt buttons will only be so close to one another. That's a lot of potentially open space! ;)


It's an honor to be of any assistance. Enjoy your day up North!


Accolade