What Colors Show Sweat the Least?
If you sweat a little extra at the office, your closet has likely grown into a sea of white. Although white dress shirts hide sweat, no one wants to wear the same color day in and day out. Mixed with sweat and a little antiperspirant, and your white dress shirts will quickly need to be replaced due to yellow stains.
Just because you sweat heavily from time to time doesn’t mean you’re destined for a life of bland style. You can switch up your office attire by wearing colors that show sweat the least.
Shirt Colors That Show Sweat the Least
When looking for shirts that mask sweat marks, it’s best for go for the extremes — either very light or super dark colors (with a few exceptions). So what colors show sweat the least? Here are a few of our favorites:
Sure, this one is probably a given. Dark colors like black clearly conceal sweat. But black dress shirts aren’t always the most fashion-friendly or versatile option in the business world. If you really want to hide sweat marks while maintaining your fashion dignity, wear a fitted black dress shirt with a dark gray suit or olive pants. Read more tips to wear a black dress shirt.
Navy blue is another great color option to conceal sweat. But like black, you’re limited to select suit and pants options. Try pairing a navy dress shirt with a taupe wool suit for a stylish take on navy.
Pink and pit sweat may sound like a recipe for disaster. But before dismissing the pink shirt, consider pale pink rather than pastel. Pale pinks are pretty close to white, so they actually do a decent job at keeping your sweat marks at bay. We love the pink soda Calibrate shirt available at Nordstrom.
Bold Prints Like Plaid
Bold prints like plaid distract the eye from the obvious pit stains pooling beneath the surface. Pair a navy plaid shirt with light khakis for a modern twist.
You've probably blacklisted gray from your wardrobe, but charcoal is a sweaty businessman's best friend. Because it’s dark like black and navy, your sweat marks will be virtually indistinguishable to your co-workers. If you’re looking for trusty slim-fit charcoal dress shirt, try this one from BOSS.
The Best Clothing for Sweaty Armpits
- Thompson Tee sweat proof undershirts
- Lawrence Hunt No Sweat dress shirts
- Mizzen+Main performance dress shirts
- Ministry of Supply dress shirts
- Numi undershirts with Sweat-Secret Fabric Technology
More Style Tips to Hide Underarm Sweat
Beyond the color of your shirt, there are a few more tricks to conceal sweat marks:
1. Consider the Material. While color matters in the plight to disguise your sweat marks, materials also play a huge role in sweat showing through. Choose breathable, natural materials that block sweat like cotton and bamboo and avoid moisture-wicking materials that push sweat outward.
2. Wear a Sweat Proof Undershirt. Thompson Tee sweat proof undershirts free you to wear any color dress shirt you want. The lightweight underarm barrier completely blocks sweat so it won’t show through to your shirt — no matter how sweaty you get. With crewneck, V-neck and deep V-neck options, no one will know your secret to staying sweat free all day long.
3. Stay Far Away From Gray Unless… you wear a gray undershirt underneath your white dress shirts. Gray sweat proof undershirts won’t show lines under your white dress shirts (unlike white undershirts). Plus, the extra sweat protection will ensure no drops breach your outer layer.
Being sweat-conscious and stylish doesn't leave much room for creativity — or so you thought. Fortunately, knowing what colors show sweat the least can help you breathe new life into your wardrobe. What other go-to colors help hide sweat marks for you?