Will it be a fashion disaster if your crew neck undershirt or t-shirt shows a little collar under the sweater?
Here’s a fun style-related question from a reader who is worried about breaking a style rule.
When I wear my crew neck undershirt under a particular crew neck sweater, the undershirt is exposed at the neck.
As such, does this mean my sweater has too large of a neck hole, or my undershirt has too small of a neck hole?
Is it acceptable for the undershirt collar to be showing?
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Wearing A Crew Neck Undershirt Under Crew Neck Sweaters
Good to hear from you and a great question indeed!
To be really honest, I don’t think it means either of those two, but it does present a bit of a styling quandary.
That is to say, if you are going to stick to the crew-neck style t-shirt or undershirt, my recommendations would be as follows:
Match Undershirt or T-Shirt Color With Sweater
If you’re going for a layered look, I’d suggest finding a crew neck undershirt or lightweight t-shirt that matches or contrasts well with your crew neck sweater.
A stark white undershirt can only match under certain colored sweaters.
Undershirt or T-shirt Larger Neck Opening
Love a clean, unlayered look?
You’ll need an undershirt or lightweight t-shirt that has a larger neck opening that won’t show at all.
A good direction here is either a scoop neck undershirt like the ones from collected threads or possibly go for something like Ryan Gosling wore in Only God Forgives, which was a wide-neck undershirt/t-shirt.
Show A Little Collar
Don’t change a thing if you don’t bother about showing a little collar.
In fact, white undershirts actually look good stylistically under a crew neck sweater.
Summing It Up
Hope that information helps buddy.
Let me know if you have other questions and keep me posted on what you wind up doing! Sound good?
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