It’s one of those things I find myself constantly buying. I go through so many white tees, it’s obscene. Maybe because they lack longevity, or maybe because you can never have too many. I agree with the latter. Still, with millions of options, it can be hard to find that soft, pristine white tee that you can rely on when things get tough. Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Don’t spend more than $50 ever on a basic white tee. Even that is pushing it, really. I never spend more than $25. And don’t be a style snob. Just because you shop only at Neiman’s does not mean all your basic need be from there too. I guarantee you, you’ll like the Hanes basic from Walmart better.
- Even if you have the body of a goddess, the tees you will always gravitate to more are the loose, boyfriend tees. Comfort is key.
- Fabric. Avoid cotton blends with elastane, they stick wrong. Pure cotton is great, as is linen (but it shrinks). Silk blends are nice, but make your hair static and polyester is a hit or miss.
- There are certain styles you will always need: A v-neck, a crew neck, a short sleeves, and a long sleeves. Any combination of those and you’re set.
- Don’t be sexist. Men know their basic white tee so much better. They wear it under everything and for some reason, men’s fabrics seem softer and breathe easier.
A white tee is a staple for any well-equipped closet, fashionista or not. My go-to tee is the Zara white basic in linen because it’s only $25.90 and has a nice shape to it, despite it being loose. I personally don’t care for H&M fabrics because they use a lot of elastane in their basics. I’ve also tried the mens white v-neck undershirts from Walmart which are great. If you’ve found your perfect white tee or love any particular brands, drop us a comment and share your finds!
Rida Islam, Fashion Editor
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