There are a number of reasons why we swear by white T-shirts. The simple staple not only offers a seamless transition from season to season with the help of a polished blazer or a chunky sweater, but it also lends a casual, off-duty vibe to any ensemble. Still, not any plain tee will do, so we’ve rounded up the best of the best for you. Looking for a crew neck or, perhaps, the best bang for your buck? Ahead, a few of our favorites.
2. Best Value
At $8 a pop, you can’t beat the Hanes classic. The cotton, polyester, and rayon-blend features a heart-shaped V-neck neckline and a left pocket. But don’t worry about those irritating construction tags; this style is tag-free. Buy in bulk.
Hanes, $8 or 2 for $14; hanes.com
3. Best Fitted
With its ultra-fitted silhouette, slim torso, and long hem, there is nothing like Vince’s Little Boy Tee. It’s the perfect layering piece under slim blazers and paper-thin sweaters.
Vince, $60; vince.com
4. Best Boyfriend
Borrowing from the boys is nothing new, but sometimes you want your own perfectly proportioned oversize tee—is that too much to ask? Well not according to the Rag & Bone designers, who have crafted their own baggy boyfriend T-shirt from 100% cotton.
Rag & Bone, $85; rag-bone.com
5. Best Crew
This American Apparel tee is the perfect weight, so it easily works as a standalone top (nope, it doesn’t look like an undershirt) and won’t get destroyed in the wash.
American Apparel, $18; americanapparel.net
6. Best Cropped
This Alexander Wang tee has a shorter hem and relaxed cut, making it the perfect partner for high-waisted jeans and skirts.
T by Alexander Wang, $85; bergdorfgoodman.com
7. Best Stretch
Made from modal, there is no beating ATM’s second-skin layer tee. The mid-weight offering runs true to size, so there isn’t any second-guessing on fit.
ATM, $76; modaoperandi.com
8. Best V-neck
This pre-shrunk, V-neck tee elongates your torso and is subtlely sexy. Size up for a more relaxed look.
Everlane, $15; everlane.com