The way we fear our white clothing getting dirty or stained, also applies to bras. Unless you’re getting married or wearing a white lingerie set, white bras are a complete waste of money, in my opinion.
We were raised on the idea that if you wore a white blouse, then you paired it with a white bra; however, unless your skin tone is extremely fair, wearing a white bra will defeat the purpose of trying to blend in. But no need to fret, that’s why flesh-colored bras are made.
The issue we face when wearing a flesh-tone bra is that it looks bland and unflattering. And if you partner is like mine and does not like flesh-colored bras, the idea of purchasing one is less than convincing.
But as much as I love my boyfriend, I don’t care how boring my nude bras look. I have more nude bras than any other color combined because its benefits outweigh the looks.
For starters, flesh-tones blend with any color-especially white! Of course we all have different skin tones, but once you find the shade that closely resembles yours, your troubles with white tops will go away.
Wearing a flesh-colored bra is also great when you need to quickly change your outfit. You can go from one extreme shade to the other, and your bra will always come through for you.
Another issue with white bras is that they require better care. Like white t-shirts, white bras stain when we sweat. The problem with those stains, though, is that bleach and other standard detergents are too harsh to care for them. The fibers in bras are very delicate and they naturally start to turn yellow in the washing machine; thus ruining your bras and wasting your money. It’s best to hand wash your bras–especially white ones, to prevent discoloring.
I’m not saying that you should never buy a white bra, but to treat it as your every day bra is a waste. Use white for those preferred moments, but be aware when it’s standing out too much. Carrie Bradshaw made black bras under white popular, but it never applied to white.