A crisp white shirt is a wardrobe essential. (Picture: Instagram/myclassicfashionlife)

I always think twice, maybe three times, before deciding to wear white. 

Even if it’s just a T-shirt, the thought of it can be rather daunting. The thought of constantly watching what I can eat and drink and stay away from anything or anyone who may dirty my lily white garment.  

But one of the biggest challenges is figuring out what underwear to wear in order for it to look invisible underneath a white top or pants. In the same way, one tries to achieve the desired invisible panty line. 

Invisible underwear. (Picture: Pixel)

Most people think that wearing white underwear is the obvious option but soon realize it's the worst colour to wear. White underwear shows through more than any other colour. 

Your best option is to wear underwear that matches your skin tone as closely as possible. At the same time stay away from underwear with lace details and crazy prints. 

Nude underwear is best when wearing white (Picture: Instagram/rossellengland)

Cut out the stress about visible underwear by choosing a fabric that’s easier to wear and without the fuss. 

Before you make your purchase check the transparency of the garment. An easy way to do this would be by placing your hand behind the fabric. The thinner the fabric, the more you’ll be able to see your hand. 

If you’re for looking for formal or office wear then thicker fabrics are a better option. Flimsier and more sheer fabrics are fine for casual wear.

Flimsier fabrics aren't appropriate for the workplace. (Picture: Instagram/papiyaish)

Two more tips for when you wear white:

  1. Prevent stains from your perfume by applying it before you get dressed. 
  2. Apply your makeup after getting dressed - especially if you're wearing something that needs to be pulled over your head.

All said and done, no matter how hard you try, there's is a chance of your snow white outfit being ruined by red wine spillage or sticky little chocolate fingers.