The answer may surprise you, because here's the thing: it's not a neutral color.

By Samantha Peters
Updated April 03, 2018
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Nothing ruins the aesthetic of a sleek white t-shirt more than the color of your bra showing through. But before you reach for your neutral underpinnings, consider this: a red bra could be your new go-to. Yes, you heard us right: red.

“Skin naturally has red undertones, which helps subdue the color, making a red bra nearly invisible under a white t-shirt,”according to bra expert and Head of Marketing for Triumph lingerie Mona Esphahani.

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The trick is choosing the right shade of red for your skin tone. "Generally speaking, women with fair skin should opt for a blue-red colored bra," she says. "Olive tones look best with cranberry, whereas darker skin tones have the ability to go with a rich scarlet color or even a red wine burgundy.”

So in addition to being discreet under your favorite white tee, a red bra is also a fun way to switch up your undergarment routine. For your most flawless and sexy look yet, check out some of our top picks below.


Natori Highlight Contour Underwire Bra

Sheer mesh paneling adds a little extra romance to this staple underwire.

To buy: $64;


Elomi 'Matilda' Underwire Plunge Bra

Available in sizes D to DDD, this stunning number proves busty women don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort.

To buy: $69;


Skarlett Blue Soiree Convertible Wireless T-Shirt Bra

Complete with lightly padded wireless cups, this bra offers an exceptionally seamless look. Plus, it also features adjustable straps, so you can easily convert it from a standard fit to racer back (and vice versa).

To buy: $60;


Heidi Klum Intimates Tempting Lily Sheer Lace Wireless Bralette

For a barely-there look, this lacey bralette is for you.

To buy: $60;


DKNY Nightfall Crochet Balconette Bra

Underwire demi cups remain hidden under low necklines while giving your cleavage an added boost.

To buy: $60;