How to make a white dress not see-through?
July 2, 2011 5:20 PM Subscribe
I bought a white dress
from a thrift store that fits me like a glove. Problem? It's see-through, and given the cut, I can't figure out how to make it not so.
posted by quiet coyote to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (13 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
It's a little hard to tell from the picture, but it has a boat neck
. It fits quite snugly at my waist and chest (no stretch), and it's knee-length.
A full slip would be the obvious answer, but slips tend to be low-cut and/or have weird bunched/patterned necklines that would be visible through the dress.
I also thought about trying to find a thin cotton shift dress or a long tank top, but everything I've seen tends to be loose at the middle (which might throw off the fit) and has either a crew or scoop neck.
There might even be a way to do this without wearing something underneath the dress, but I am at a loss to think of what. If worst comes to worst, I'll dye it darker, but I'd like to keep the white color if possible.