At least, this is how the introduction describes it:
Now, the second moment. If Castoff is wearing this white armor at the beginning of the game, then that line above is false., you are... wearing a form-fitting suit of some dark material.
On one hand, probably, not everybody will notice. On the other, you only need change one sentence of intro or remove the armor. Neither is big deal (at least, for a post-release patch).