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 also 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 have to do is work your way through let-down after let-down 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."
CHLOE FORDE, FREELANCE FASHION STYLIST, FOUNDER OF ACE AND 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."
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."
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 and boxy fit, and it is fitted across the shoulders but loose over the hips."
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."
HANNAH LEWIS, SENIOR FASHION EDITOR, THREADS STYLING
"For my T-shirts, I head to Arket's men's 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 oversize, masculine cut."
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 Femme's Perfect Tee—a name it's wholly deserving of."
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