How To: Choose a Great White Shirt

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How To: Choose a Great White Shirt

01 of 09

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson
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Nothing says simple elegance like a classic white shirt. Read on for tips to take on your next shopping trip.

Hudson looked perfectly pretty in a Zac Posen wrap shirt.

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Banana Republic shirt, $25; at bananarepublic.com.

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02 of 09

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley, Fall Fashion
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The Fabric:

A collared white shirt works best in poplin or twill, which give structure and aren't too sheer.

Keira Knightley's wore her oxford man-sized-could it also be a wardrobe staple for boyfriend Rupert Friend?

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Donna Karan shirt, $487; at net-a-porter.com.

03 of 09

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez
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The Darts:

Vertical darts below the bust help give a shirt a tailored look.

Jennifer Lopez kept her menswear-inspired look strictly feminine with a fitted white shirt.

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Thomas Pink shirt, $180; at thomaspink.com.

04 of 09

Gwen Stefani

Gwen Stefani, L.A.M.B., Grammys
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The Darts:

Horizontal darts to the side of the bust accentuate curves.

Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. shirt had vintage flair.

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Gap shirt, $44; at gap.com.

05 of 09

Kate Bosworth

Kate Bosworth, Fall Fashion
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The Collar:

Choose carefully-one that's too tall (and stiff) will rub against your neck.

Kate Bosworth was buttoned up right up to her perfectly-fitted collar.

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Finamore shirt, $350; at vivre.com.

06 of 09

Sienna Miller

Sienna Miller
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The Cuffs:

French cuffs add flair, but make sure they fall no farther than just past your wristbone.

Sienna Miller rolled up her sleeves for a night on the town in a tunic-length white shirt.

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Not Your Daughter's Jeans shirt, $79; at bloomingdales.com.

07 of 09

Kate Walsh

Kate Walsh
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The Front:

Watch for any pulling across the chest, gaps between the buttons, or lift at the front hem.

Kate Walsh looked like a modern-day Katharine Hepburn in a Diane von Furstenberg button-down.

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Burberry shirt, $220; at bloomingdales.com.

08 of 09

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Emmanuelle Chriqui
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The Length:

For most, a hem that hits about an inch below the waistline will look best.

Emmanuelle Chriqui chose the perfect length for a proper tuck-in.

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Express shirt, $40; at express.com.

09 of 09

Eve

Eve
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The Cut:

You want tailored perfection-a shape that isn't too loose, boxy or billowy.

Eve's Prada puff-sleeve shirt was a flawless fit.

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Alice + Olivia shirt, $150; at bluefly.com.

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