It’s the age-old dilemma for fashion folks—finding the perfect white tee. It sounds silly, but there’s a lot that goes into constructing this essential, wear-everywhere basic. You don’t want the fabric to be too thin, you want that perfect ringer neckline, the sleeve length must hit in just the right place, and the hemline can make or break the tee. Is your head spinning yet? Don’t worry, we’ve rounded up some of the best white tees on the market to satisfy every outfitting need so you don’t end up with six sub-par white tees sitting, untouched, in a drawer. Speaking from experience here.
Everlane: Organic Box-Cut Pocket Tee
This is perfect for that extra-casual, everyday look. The front pocket and boxy cut gives it a bit of a tomboy edge, but the length is right for tucking into pants or jeans. Plus, at just $18 (or 3 for $45), you can set yourself up with a colorful rotation of easy tees for life. Click here to shop.
Reformation: Joplin Relaxed Tee
This tee has a relaxed fit but has a bit more of a feminine silhouette and is the absolute perfect tee for tucking into high-rise jeans. If you’ve ever been envious of those effortlessly chic tee-and-jean outfits, this is the tee to recreate that look. The material is slightly sheer, but not noticeable when paired with a neutral bra. Or, for a sultrier look, pair it with a black lacy bralette and layered necklaces. Click here to shop.
Free People: We The Free The Perfect Tee
The name says it all. This tee is lightweight, slightly cropped, and offers a raw hem for a bit of a vintage edge. This tee may give you a little trouble with tucking due to the crop, but if tucking isn’t your thing, then this tee is absolute perfection. Additionally, if you love this tee, Free People offers it in 17 additional colors. With 190 mostly 5-star reviews, we can basically guarantee you’re going to love this tee. Click here to shop.
Madewell: Northside Vintage Tee
It wouldn’t be a basics roundup without a style from Madewell. We can always depend on this brand to create our wardrobe staples with all the right details. The 100% cotton shirt is made from BCI (Better Cotton Initiative) cotton, so you can feel good about buying, wearing, and supporting this tee and brand. Like Reformation, this tee offers a slightly slimmer silhouette. Click here to shop.
Rag & Bone: The Slub Tee
For a luxe take on the white tee, we turn to Rag & Bone. Their styles are made to last, so this tee is an investment piece. Normally priced at $90, this tee is currently on sale for $67.50. We like to think about pricier purchases in terms of cost-per-wear and believe us, you’ll reach for this tee for years to come. Make it your own: Rag & Bone offers a “personalize it” option with this tee which allows you to add a word, name, or short phrase onto the tee to make it personal to you. Click here to shop.