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The Best White T-shirts

The Best White T-shirts

I have an encyclopedia of clothing in my brain. It sounds weird, but it is the only way I can describe it. In the past few weeks I feel like I have been asked quite often to turn to the mental page of the “best white t-shirts”, so I thought I should get them out of my head and out to you. Thus, this blog post was born.

While there are a million different styles, I focused on the open neckline designs since they are universally the most flattering cuts (as are the round hem found on a bunch of these).


Here they are from lowest to highest cost…


RW – versatile and inexpensive

Price: $35 or 2 for 25

Fabric:Viscose and Elastane

If you are looking for a slimmer fit in a fabric that can be dressed up or down, this is a great option.


Talbots – quality fabrics and above average sizing

Price: $24

Fabric: Pima cotton

I know that Talbots can get a bad rap, but they use great fabrics and have awesome basics. A good example is these Pima cotton tees.


Oak and Fort – slouchy and casual

Price: $32

Fabric: Cotton, modal and spandex

If you want a slouchier, more casual fit, then Oak and Fort has some good options. Try is with a side or front tuck to limit some of the bulk


Madewell- tees with pockets

Price: $35

Fabric: Cotton

I’m not a huge fan of pockets on t-shirts (they are so rarely done well and they can visually create a droopy boob look), but if you want a casual pocket tee that does it right, then I would check out Madewell. Loft also has a good option for this, but their stock online is low.


Gentle Fawn – rounded hem

Price: $40

Fabric: Polyester and rayon

While I don’t always love how polyester breathes, I do like that I don’t have to worry about ironing it. This tee also gets points for its really universally flattering hem and neckline.


Miik-bamboo tailored tees


Rayon from bamboo and lycra

These are nice tees for laying since they breathe so well or if you want a tighter more form fitting tee.

Logan and Finley has a good selection and they offer discounts to my clients as well.


Halogen at Nordstrom – thicker fabric

Price: $45

Fabric: Modal and spandex

I like the weight of these tees. They drape really nicely and aren’t see through like so many t-shirts are!


Franc – amazing white tee

Price: $49

Fabric: Bamboo, cotton and spandex jersey

Winner winner chicken dinner. This is my favourite t-shirt. The cut is perfect, the fabric is amazing and the weight is great. Plus they are local and when we told them we loved them they offered a discount to my clients!


James Perse- super lightweight

Price: $89

Fabric: Cotton

I love how lightweight James Perse is. They really are the queen of basics. You can find them on sale at Nordstrom Rack sometimes as well.


Majestic – good layering piece

Price: $120

Fabric: Viscose and Elastane

Majestic does have basics that feel like butter on rose petals, but I suggest trying a similar fabric composition (Like RW and Co or Miik) before pulling the trigger. If you try them both and still love Majestic then go for it.

I also liked the Tandis at Aritzia; however they don’t seem to have many in stock right now


Have a favourite I missed? Let me know about it!

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