Q: Why do clothing manufacturers put white pocket linings in white pants and skirts? Don't they know it shows through and looks awful?
A: You have a point. Skin-toned linings would be less obvious -- although there are so many variations in skin tone, I'm not sure it would be possible to choose a one-tone-suits-all color for linings. Perhaps that's why manufacturers choose white.
While on the subject of white clothing, a reminder: If you don't want underwear to show through white blouses, dresses and pants, choose underwear in a shade as close as possible to your skin color.
XJean Patteson is the fashion writer for the Orlando Sentinel. Fashion questions of general interest should be sent to Patteson at the Orlando Sentinel, 633 North Orange Ave., Orlando, Fla. 32801. Or send e-mail to jpatteson(AT)orlandosentinel.com. Individual replies are not possible.
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