Wednesday, April 8, 2009

White Pants Dilemma ... Men, this does not concern you.

So, I bought some white pants. 

Ya'll ... I'm scared.

I'm going to attempt to wear them for Easter.

One thing I don't like about the act of wearing them ... no, actually two things ... no, maybe three ...

#1 You can see the pockets straight through the pants.
#2 Every imperfection is noticeable.
#3 The whole undergarment thing ... hmm.

My worry is that I think I look like this,
but actually I look something like this,
or worse.
Do you wear white pants? Any hints for me?

28 Comments:

Kari said...

Beige or "skin" colored undies. I know thongs serve their purpose sometimes, but not with white pants. I would rather see a bit of panty line than a thong line!! Know what I mean?? And if your shirt hits the hip area, less worries.

McElroy Family Happenings said...

Mama Belle,

Yes the great white pants problem plagues us all. Normally I just don't wear them. However, if I get crazy and decide to do so, I (a) wear a jacket/blazer/long shirt of some sort that covers most of my rear, or (b) I wear those fabulous Spanx undergarments.

Stacy and Clinton would okay the removal of the pockets... particularly the front pockets.

Happy Easter!

Dena said...

You are so much more brave than I can be. I don't even like white shorts, capris or skirts. ack!

Mike, Brie and The Three said...

I have to agree with the others, beige undies, I still wear thongs though. I hate the whole butt/thigh line because my butt is bigger than the panties!
Cut out the pockets and sew them shut. I do that with most pants.

Lois Lane II said...

As I write this comment, I see the booty of that last pic...It's disturbing, to say the least. Hold on, I need to move the comment box over the pic.

Better.

I have a pair of white pants that I wore on a crisp, sunny morn. UNFORTUNATELY a torrential rain/hurricane poured down that afternoon...and I had an interview (for a story, not a job, thank God, though it was still just as embarrassing). I had NEVER experienced rain like this before. It was INSANE. My umbrella was blown inside out, and by the time I got from my car to the place for the interview, I was SOAKING wet...including those lllooovvveeelllyyy white pants. I seriously had to go to the bathroom, take my clothes off, and wring them out in the sink. It was HORRIBLE. I know the guy I interviewed could see straight through my pants (which is why I held my purse in front of me and my jacket over that). So embarrasing.

Sara@i.Sass said...

I wasn't ready for that! I just spit my coffee all over my keyboard!

H-Mama said...

I second the Spanx. If I ever wear white pants, I go for the Spanx that go down to the knees. It's still Spring... Hopefully no melting in the heat.

Rachel said...

I have not worn white pants since before I was preggers, but trust me. I know how big you are and you will NOT look like those pics (unless for some reason the pants are way too tight, in which case they'd look bad on anyone!). You are too adorable. I say, rock 'em, girl!

Rachel said...

And can I just say how funny I think it is that some ladies are recommending thongs? It might be time to break out of the comfort zone... :)

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

I think nude colored boy-short undies work the best, in kinda a stretchy material.

I'm with the others, I try to wear a shirt that at least covers 1/2 my butt.

Those pictures kill me ;)

Sarah said...

I have a pair of white capris for Easter Sunday.

I'm really nervous. And have been asking myself what I'm going to wear under them. I have spanx, so I'm going to try them on later and see.....

Good luck and if you figure out what you're wearing under yours, or any other secrets I need to know, come on over and fill me in.:)

Happy Easter!

McElroy Family Happenings said...

This is such an interesting post...I keep checking back to read the comments. :)

Regarding thongs. Personally I can not stand them. I've tried them. The last time I tried them I had to come home from work and take them off because of chaffing in delicate areas. Not pleasant.

TCKK said...

I don't wear them, because I'd most definitely look like your pictures! lol

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

I love white pants! You will be super cute.

I agree with Sarah (Life in the Parsonage)'s undergarment advice. That's what I do.

Something about this post and the whole comments conversation is so making me laugh.

sara said...

those pictures are too much and I must say that i can't imagine that you would look like either of the bottom ones!! That last one almost made me want to poke my eyes out!!! yikes!

I have a pair of white pants that I LOVE. Like others, I wear an overshirt, like a jacket with them that covers 1/2 the bum!!

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

No, I don't wear white. Stone color is as close as I get to white. I still feel self concious. Seemless boy shorts for undergarments is the only way to go. Good Luck!

Patrice said...

Don't wear white undies, besides that go for it!! It might be blog worthy for someone!! He he! Totally teasing!!

RachelQ said...

I used to wear white pants... but I was much smaller then and could get away with it... I think you would look wonderful in white pants. I know your style and they fit your perfectly.

What does Beau say...well.... maybe I don't want to know that...

Queen B said...

Girl. You will be my fashion hero.

I cannot wear white pants. I want to. I love them.

But I can't.

Too many issues to list...

Debra said...

If I were going to wear white pants, I too would wear a jacket, but I wouldn't wear a thong. I've seen girls and women wear white skirts with a thong and SERIOUSLY WHAT ARE THEY THINKIN'? Do they really want the whole world seeing their bare booty through that see-through white skirt?

Ok, back to you, Mama Belle.....I'm sure you will look great in your white pants and I'm sure you will choose the right undergarment! :)

fransmomma said...

i never thought about wearing my spanx under my white pants. good one.
my suggestion was going to be (well, i guess it still is) to wear a long-ish top, like a tunic. i have a couple of graet tunics and thats the only think i wear with my white pants.
the pocket thing drives me crazy!!

Dawn Noel Townsend said...

Okay, so I've been a lurker on your blog for a while now, but I have to respond to this one...Someone mentioned Spanx that are calf length so you can wear open toed sandals. I have a pair on now (not with white pants of course...I AM from Louisiana and know better). I think they're perfection.

Kodi said...

I want to know WHAT you googled to find those pictures! hahaha

I say wear full panties rather than a thong, because seeing a thong line is WAY trashier than seeing a panty line...and yeah, if the shirt is semi-long and covers at least the top half of your booty, you'll most likely have NOTHING to worry about.

Sadly, my biggest concern when wearing white is not spilling something all over myself or it always rains and they get DIRTY all over the bottom.

Donnetta said...

LAWDY!!!!

Number one - you owe me a new laptop. 'Cause I just spewed Diet Coke all over my keyboard.

Number two - just wear granny panties. Yes, I hate 'em too, but with white pants. You gotta. They have SO many "Panty-line" free styles now!!

Number three - I think my retinas are permanently damaged.

Aspiemom said...

Oh, that is sooooo nasty!

We want to see a picture of you in them. Front and back, girl!

Lily said...

I avoid white pants for exactly the reasons you gave. And one other. No matter how careful I am, I always manage to brush up against something dirty and have a dirt smudge on my pretty pretty white pants... So I gave up years ago.

The Hat Chick said...

You will look great in white!

I l.o.v.e. me some white pants, capris, skirts, shorts...I love 'em all (after Easter, of course). I wear flesh-toned undies in boy short style to help eliminate pantyline (one of my biggest fears...seriously). I never thought about cutting out the pockets. I may try that one day.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Girl, you are far braver (and skinnier!) than I am. I love the idea of white pants but know better than to try them - truly, I would look like one of the two bottom pictures. Yikes. But you, my friend, will be adorable. Post a pic!