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…
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!