Investing in one of the best white t-shirts for women is a fail-safe starting point when it comes to building the basics of a timeless capsule wardrobe. While a crisp white shirt and a trusty blazer also act as stalwart wardrobe staples, there’s no harder working item than a good quality white t-shirt. The humble white tee has the ability to make seasonal pieces go the extra mile, add a relaxed twist to tailoring, give your jeans a whole new lease of life and rule the loungewear/layering roost. And that sort of versatility is rare.
But despite a white t-shirt being such a wardrobe staple, finding the perfect white t-shirt isn’t always easy. An ill-fitted white tee that discolours after just two washes and loses its shape is inevitably going to land up discarded in your bottom drawer, so you need a good quality white t-shirt that’ll stand the test of time.
Before you start shopping for your crisp white tee, there are a few things to consider. 1) Be mindful of fabric; look for organic cotton where possible. The & Other Stories cotton t-shirt and the Frankie Shop t-shirt both tick that box. Similarly, you could opt for a natural fibre like Tencel (this long-sleeve white t-shirt from ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo fits the bill) which is crafted from wood cellulose.