Sweating is a natural body function, but it can be embarrassing when the sweat seeps through your clothes. Whether your sweat is caused by stress, heat, or genetics, maintaining a professional appearance is difficult with sweat patches under your arms. The good news is that there are a few tricks to hide sweaty armpits and prevent sweat from showing up on your clothes.
When considering how to hide pit stains with clothing, be intentional when choosing your clothes. There are ways that you can dress to help hide sweat marks. Simple choices, like color and fabric, can help hide a soggy armpit. Here are our best tricks to hide sweaty armpits with the right type of clothes.
When considering what to wear when you sweat a lot, look at the colors in your wardrobe. There are certain colors that help conceal sweat marks, like black, charcoal, navy, pale pink, and white. In general, when fabric gets wet, it gets darker. So when darker clothing (like black, navy, and charcoal) gets wet from sweat, it doesn’t get much darker.
Conversely, white clothing also works well to conceal sweat marks. Because there is no dye, there is no color that turns darker when damp from sweat.
Being selective with the color of your clothing is just the start of concealing sweat marks. Check out these additional tricks for maintaining your professional appearance.
Natural fabrics, like cotton, linen, and wool, are breathable. This means air circulates, heat escapes from your body, and moisture dries out. When choosing garments made from natural fibers, look for thin or lightweight fabrics. Because they absorb moisture by drawing it away from your skin, your body can cool off quickly.
Like dressing in natural fabrics, wearing loose clothing also allows for ventilation. This helps sweat dry out faster, promotes circulation, and allows your skin to breathe. On the other hand, tight clothing usually traps heat and moisture, making sweat stains more noticeable.
You may also choose to wear a dress shirt without a tie, with the first two buttons undone when you are not in meetings. (Have a tie available if you need to attend a meeting or jump on a Zoom call at the last minute.)
When considering how to hide pit stains with clothing, dress in layers. By wearing layers, you can better manage your body temperature by removing or adding pieces of clothing. This is an easy hack to allow your body to cool down if you feel overheated. Conversely, it is beneficial when you need to warm up if you get a sudden chill.
The best base layer is an Ejis sweat proof undershirt designed to trap sweat with a waterproof layer under each arm. Ejis sweat proof undershirts come in cotton and micro modal, and they are also infused with silver to stop odor-causing bacteria.
Look for dress shirts and casual attire that feature performance technology. Usually, performance clothing, even dress shirts, are designed with breathable and/or sweat-wicking fabrics. They also include technology that prevents odor and may even help manage your body temperature.
Other tricks to hide sweaty armpits involve actions to help prevent sweat. Here are a few lifestyle changes to consider:
When your sweat issues are associated with stress or anxiety, try these tips to manage it:
To help manage sweating, look at ways to adjust your diet:
Make sure you are wearing antiperspirant instead of deodorant. Antiperspirant is designed to stop sweat by clogging sweat pores, whereas deodorant works to prevent odor. If your current antiperspirant doesn’t stop sweat stains, then look for a clinical strength antiperspirant.
To get the most out of your antiperspirant, start an underarm care routine. Try these easy steps:
Use these tricks to hide sweaty armpits so you can have fewer concerns about sweat patches. Boost your confidence even more by wearing an Ejis sweat proof undershirt (available in our store or on Amazon).