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.

red tshirt bra
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Natori Highlight Contour Underwire Bra

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

To buy: $64;

plus size red bra
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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;

wireless red bra
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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 bralette
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Heidi Klum Intimates Tempting Lily Sheer Lace Wireless Bralette

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

To buy: $60;

red balconette bra
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DKNY Nightfall Crochet Balconette Bra

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

To buy: $60;