Yesterday, I wore the compression shirt as an undershirt to work. It was just under a polo shirt. Anyways, it went really well. It was light and thin so I didn’t feel all bulky and it didn’t make it feel hotter.
The only complaint I have about this and any undershirt is that you can’t feel how your outside shirt is sitting so it’s hard to know if your shirts coming un-tucked or if you got that duck tail going on. Plus, if your shirt isn’t that long and you pull it down before you tuck in your outside shirt - it tends to kind of work its way back up and bunch around the waist.
So, I still won’t be wearing an undershirt ALL the time but if I have to then the compression shirt is definitely recommended. Remember, one size bigger than you would normally buy to work out in. :)
I came across an article a few days back talking about undershirts. I usually never wear undershirts if I can get away with it because even if its just a thin white t-shirt or thin white v-neck i still feel all bulky and I still get hot easier.
Well in this article, I read about wearing athletic shirts as an undershirt. Weird right? But it makes sense - the moisture wicking shirts (think underarmour) keep sweat off your body and the’yre thin enough that they don’t make you feel bulky.
So I went and bought one to test it out. I went to the local Academy Sports Store and tried on a few different ones. I tried the regular moisture wicking shirt (the kind you can wear as a regular shirt) and it was still a little too much. I worked it down to getting a compression shirt. I got a Medium, but I probably should’ve got a large because I’m not exercising so I don’t need the compression that much. Despite that, I feel like I’m fine with it - I’ll probably go for a large next time though. My point is, you might want to try on a size bigger than what you’d get for your exercise gear and compare how comfortable it is.
The brand I bought is called BCG, which I have a lot of athletic gear from them (sleeveless/short-sleeved/long-sleeved workout shirts, shorts, etc…) because they’re pretty affordable and they have most of the same stuff as UnderArmour and Nike and Adidas etc… for less. And why would I buy expensive stuff when no ones even gonna see it under my shirt? It was $9.99 for this compression shirt and I think $12-14.99 for thicker cold-weather clothes. It’s a good brand and I’d recommend it. You could also find some good stuff at Wal-Mart and Target I think for about the same price or cheaper.
Anyways, I’ll try it out today and update on it.
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I usually do not wear undershirts. To me, they make you look like you’ve gained some weight and I always assume they just make it hotter (like wearing a sweater). But I know there are times when an undershirt is required, like when your shirt fabric is kind of thin and a little see-through or when your shirt is thin and your nips poke out.
Anyway, I suggest getting a really thin v-neck (white of course). As for when you’re wearing dress clothes, tuck your undershirt in too - and no, DO NOT tuck it into your underwear.
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