One question that has been asked by many is, "Do I wear white or nude under white [clothes]?" Although I've touched on this topic in Underwear Shopping Tips, with the recent hot and humid weather making an appearance, I thought it was an ideal time to touch on some hot weather styling tips. From wearing nude underneath light colored clothing to deciding if a slip is the right choice to what to wear on your feet, I got you covered.
After working in lingerie for several years, I can say with certainty nude is your friend. As white reflects light, it is actually more noticeable under light colored clothes - even white - than nude. With that said, this guideline applies to your bra and to your underwear, whether you are wearing a linen top, a chiffon dress or cotton pants.
When the heat and humidity take dressing to another level, the clothing can get sheerer and lighter. Of course, this is also when a slip or another layer is enlisted to help prevent any embarrassing moments. First of all, if you ever need to ask yourself if a slip is necessary, that's reason enough to know you need another layer. Now, the question remaining is in regards to what length you need.
For example, could a Full Cut Boyshort or a Culotte with Lace Trim be long enough? Or, maybe you need a Full Slip or Half Slip? Whichever route you end up deciding you need, remember comfort is key. The last item of clothing you will want to worry about is that closest to your body. Simply put, choose fabric that is soft and breathable and a length only as long as necessary.
As soon as the dresses and maxi skirts come out, shoes seem to always be a topic of conversation - starting with closed or open. If you are ever in doubt as to whether you should wear a closed toe or not, err on the side of closed. With that said, there are more and more chic closed toe shoe options to wear with skirts, maxis and pants while still exuding a summer vibe. Look for ballet flats with a pointed toe - try a version with a wraparound strap for a fashion-forward option - or an espadrille with a wedge. And, depending on your personal style, you can pair a canvas shoe with your outfit for a more athletic-inspired look.
As always, and especially as the temperatures rise, comfort is key.
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