These 7 Fashion People Think They've Found the Perfect White T-Shirt

Maxine Eggenberger
·4-min read

While it’s perhaps not the most exciting item in your wardrobe, a white t-shirt is undoubtedly one of the most important, and it’s our job as fashion editors to help you realise its full potential. Not only can it be layered, tucked, and knotted in a multitude of ways, but white t-shirts possess the power to make every other piece of clothing you own—be it a black blazer, a pair of vintage jeans, or an elegant midi skirt—look significantly cooler.

Having gone through our fair share of white t-shirts in our time, we can confirm that not all white tees are created equal. Many can barely withstand a couple of washes before their silhouettes start to misshapen, and their brilliant hues start to fade. Still, all hope is not lost. There are superior styles out there, created with longevity in mind, and the last thing we’d want you to do is to have to work your way through letdown after letdown until you find the perfect white t-shirt. So, to help identify the best white t-shirts for women, we spoke to a few of our fashion friends to find out where they buy their white t-shirts from. Covering both high-street and designer bases, scroll below to read why those in the know consider these to be the best white t-shirts for women.

EMMA SPEDDING, EDITOR, WHO WHAT WEAR UK

"White t-shirts are a staple in my wardrobe and, after trying my fair share, I like Topman’s t-shirts best. They have an effortless loose fit, come in packs of three, and are much cheaper than women's tees."

Shop Emma's pick:

Topman Basic T-Shirt Set of Three (£18)

CHLOE FORDE, FREELANCE FASHION STYLIST, FOUNDER OF ACE & PRINCE

"The best white t-shirt I've worn is Arket's Heavy-weight T-shirt. It’s the ideal length for me and the slightly boxy fit is great for when you just want to slouch around (always) but also super nice when tucked in as it feels a bit sleeker."

Shop Chloe's pick:

Arket Heavy-Weight T-Shirt (£35)

MARIANNE SMYTH, @SMYTHSISTERS

"Sunspel's t-shirts in the cotton boy fit are my go-to. I have them in white, navy, and grey. With subtle dropped shoulders and the perfect length sleeve, this t-shirt never fails to make me feel and look good in even the most basic of outfits."

Shop Marianne's pick:

Sunspel Women's Midweight Cotton Boy Fit T-Shirt in White (£55)

JOY MONTGOMERY, SHOPPING EDITOR, WHO WHAT WEAR UK

"Arket's crew neck T-shirt ticks all the boxes: It's not see-through, it has a high neckline, boxy fit, and is fitted across the shoulders but loose over the hips."

Shop Joy's pick:

Arket Crew-Neck T-shirt (£15)

NATASHA NDLOVU, MODEL, @NATASHANDLOVU

"I love to buy my white t-shirts from Re/Done. They have both a Modern cotton and Heritage cotton white tee, one which is an off-white colour and looks more vintage. The quality is amazing and they maintain their shape. I’ve had them over the years and they last."

Shop Natasha's picks:

Re/Done Modern Cotton Loose Tee (£105)

Re/Done Heritage Cotton 1960s Slim Tee (£97)

HANNAH LEWIS, SENIOR FASHION EDITOR, THREADS STYLING

"For my t-shirts, I head to Arket's mens section. I love this style for its boxy shape and thicker, slightly structured fabric. It comes in both men’s and women’s, and both are a good shape but I prefer the men’s for that more oversized masculine cut."

Shop Hannah's pick:

Arket Mens Heavyweight T-Shirt (£25)

MAXINE EGGENBERGER, FREELANCE STYLE EDITOR

"White t-shirts are a staple in my weekly outfit rotation, and the one I find that holds its shape, hangs just-so, and has a premium feel is Selected The Perfect Tee t-shirt; a name it's wholly deserving of."

Shop Maxine's pick:

Selected Femme My Perfect Tee (£15)

SHOP MORE WHITE T-SHIRTS:

& Other Stories Organic Cotton T-Shirt (£17)

The Row Wesler Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt (£300)

COS Regular Fit T-Shirt (£15)

Leset Margo Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt (£50)

Marks & Spencer Pure Cotton Straight Fit T-Shirt (£8)

The Attico Bella Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt (£260)

H&M Silk-Blend T-Shirt (£25)

Uniqlo Crew Neck Short-Sleeved T-Shirt (£10)

Ninety Percent Faye Oversized T-Shirt (£45)

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