Let’s talk white pants. Some people still live by the “fashion rule” that you don’t wear white after Labor Day, or before Easter. I do not submit to such restrictions, because the first rule of fashion (as far as I’m concerned) is that there are no rules. With that being said, I like a good white pant all year long, but they are mostly a warm weather staple. The trouble with white pants is that they tend to be translucent, especially if the fabric is thin. This is especially the case for white linen pants (another warm weather staple). Some women like to solve this problem by risking it all and going commando, some people wear a thong, and some people just disrespect the hell out of all of us and wear a full on black or nude brief. So every spring/summer, at every all-white party, it looks like trashier version of the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Newsflash boo boo, we can all see your underwear. I’m not sure if people know and don’t care, or are somehow oblivious to the many stares they’re receiving. Don’t be that person showing up to your family reunion, upsetting the aunties with your underwear showing. There has to be a better way (infomercial voice)!
Well there is. I came across these white pants at Zara. I was horrified when I picked them up, because they were so thin, but after trying them on I had to get them. I loved the volume and silhouette, but they were damn near sheer in the light. When I got home I tried them on with black leggings underneath, and voila! No VPL, and no thong imprint. A lot of stylists/fashion enthusiasts will tell you that black underneath white is a no, no. But, I wear black bras under my white shirts all the time, so I figured this color layering would work with pants as well, and it did. However, if you want to veer on the side of caution, you can definitely find flesh colored leggings in the hosiery/lingerie section of a department store. There, you are likely to find your actual skin tone in leggings or capris with a smoothing effect. Smoothing never hurt anybody, except those people who over filter their Instagram selfies.