Is it a fashion disaster to have your undershirt showing when you wear a crew neck 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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How To Wear 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 your sweater is too large or your undershirt is too small, but it does present a style quandary.
If you’re going to stick to a crew neck style t-shirt or undershirt, here are my recommendations.
DO Match Your Undershirt or T-Shirt Color With Your Sweater
If you’re going for a layered look, I’d suggest mixing it up by finding a crew neck undershirt that matches or contrasts nicely with your crew neck sweater. You could also wear a heathered grey undershirt, which matches nicely with most other colors.
A stark white undershirt can only match certain colored sweaters. Wear a white undershirt with white, cream or beige colored sweaters for best results.
DON’T Forget To Tuck Your Shirt In
Making sure your undershirt stays tucked can be a challenge. Choose a slim-fitting undershirt that hugs your body, so you can avoid bunching and adding bulk under sweaters.
DO Choose An Undershirt With A Larger Neck Opening
Do you prefer 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.
Consider either a scoop neck or wide-neck undershirt like what Ryan Gosling wore in the movie Only God Forgives.
DON’T Worry About Showing A Little Collar
Don’t change a thing if you don’t bother about showing a little collar at the end of the day. In fact, white undershirts actually look good stylistically under a crew neck sweater.
DO Wear An Undershirt If You Need To Stay Warm
An undershirt can add an extra layer of warmth and protection. So whether you’re wearing a dress shirt or a sweater, this additional layer can be a lifesaver if you’re cold or prone to sweating.
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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