U.S. Bees, where do you find clothes that aren't semi-transparent???

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
439 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

First, where are you looking/shopping and what is your budget?

Post # 3
4973 posts
Honey bee

I know what you mean. Lots of open back and sheer bits. I hate now everything has no shoulder. Like what is that? Some of us want sleeves! I go to JC Penney for work shirts. LL Bean. Macy’s if you look hard. Calvin Klein for plain t-shirts, in fact they’re having a sale. 


Post # 5
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve started wearing camisoles under almost everything. I’m at the highest weight I’ve ever been and I’m totally not comfortable with the sheer looks that are so popular. The plus to this is that I now have a rainbow of camisoles. 

Post # 6
2699 posts
Sugar bee

I know right?! I also complain about this. They call them “layering pieces” and you can see right thru everything. I bought some basic plain shirts from Talbots last week that you can’t see thru and they’re ok but I’m not quite ready for old lady wear yet. 

Post # 8
4570 posts
Honey bee

Lands End is another good spot for basic every day pieces.

But yeah, I know what you mean.  Even plain t-shirts I bought at two different stores (one store I have purchased from for YEARS and NEVER had this issue until about 2 years ago) are damn near see through.  And not white t-shirts or shirts designed to have cut-outs – just plain basic short-sleeved v-neck t-shirts.  I’m talking about dark grey and navy blue so sheer I can see the pattern on my bra through it is just plain ordinary light.  So now I have to buy an assortment of camisoles and tanks, too.  So, yeah, I feel you on this one.  It’s maddening.

Post # 9
727 posts
Busy bee

I like Banana Republic, Esprit (too bad they are not longer in the US), LL Bean. I find great affordable clothes at Marshall’s that is thick and not see-through.

Post # 10
275 posts
Helper bee

I wear a lot of Eddie Bauer when I can chuck out the cash. Sometimes I’ll trek out to TJ Maxx. Otherwise, I buy only online. 


Edit to say: I hate the heat, I can’t tolerate it at all. I sweat like a pig. So I get the real nice breathable UV-reducing t-shirts from Eddie Bauer, and I’ve gotten real breathable nice looking shorts from them too. Can’t see thru even when soaking wet, dries in minutes. Was great when I worked in lakes, and still is great now doing on-land field work. The fit is still feminine enough to me (I hate boxy shirts), and you can’t see my undergarments. 

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