(Closed) Undergarments: white or nude?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think that hopefully that bra is low enough that you wouldn’t see much through the back of the dress.  I would probably go with nude since white can show through the white material of the dress with camera flashes.

Post # 4
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Nude, nude, nude! I don’t know why the post popular undergarmets worn by women are white because it sticks out like a sore thumb! You should definitely do nude and keep looking for a bra that will not show under your dress…there are plenty of options out there.


Depending on how you feel about thongs this could be an option…but just keep looking because there are lots out there!

Post # 5
1325 posts
Bumble bee

Hmm that’s actually pretty difficult. It seems like the bra would show through on the back, and if it didn’t it would be a close call. I know that usually with low backs you would wear a bra with a back that dips down as well, but the one in the picture doesn’t seem like it would dip down enough. 

Have you tried the dress on in person to see exactly what part of your back would be showing? Honestly seeing either a nude or a white bra is going to look strange and it would probably be pretty obvious that it was a bra and not part of the dress.

Have you ever considered a stick on bra? I’m small chested (size A-B) and i have a adhesive bra that works great. You can position the bra where ever you want, kinda hard to explain, but you can smush everything together and position the adhesive cups closer if desired. lol

Post # 6
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Have you talked to the seamstress doing your alterations?  Maybe they can just add cups to the dress then you won’t need a bra.

Post # 7
2408 posts
Buzzing bee

i always wear a nude color bra under a white shirt. the white on white makes the bra even more noticeable. but with that back, i’d look into getting stick on bra cups if that’s possible. it would seem like such a hassle trying to find a bra whose straps won’t show along the back. is it a dress that can handle having cups sewn into it? maybe you can ask your seamstress [if you’re having it altered] for a suggestion.

Post # 8
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

always do nude! I was watching a show about undergarments and they said you should never wear white undergarments! nude only 🙂 good luck

Post # 9
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011


Post # 11
6572 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

I agree with nude. Just have something different to change into on wedding night and you’ll be fine.

Post # 13
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

It depends what your skin color is.  Nude or something darker… depending on your skin tone.  You should always do your best to match your underwear to your skin if you are wearing under a light color and want it not to show.

Post # 14
560 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Nude…. LIke pumpkin said, try to match it to your skin as close as possible!

Post # 15
56 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Tunacupcakes has it right, I think.  That bra is NOT going to work with the dress.  You need one with a lower back.

The one you posted is GOING to show through the lace back, unless the pictures you posted are extremely misleading.  Regardless of the color you pick, you’d be worrying about whether people were noticing it.  Spare yourself some anxiety and keep looking.

Post # 16
87 posts
Worker bee

The texture of the lace will be noticable under that sleek satin. I think that is more of concern then white or nude!  It is a beautiful dress you don’t want lumpy lace and seams taking away from that gorgeous satin. Follow the advice of the other bees and ask to have cups sewn into your gown. I did that 26 years ago!

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