Best white T-shirts for women: here’s how to find the perfect fit


EASY, comfortable and adaptable, every woman should be armed with the perfect white T-shirt.

This essential wardrobe staple can be styled up or down, and worn everywhere from the bedroom to the boardroom.

Ashley Graham, Kendall Jenner and Jennifer Aniston all wear their white T-shirts in different ways

Just take it from Jennifer Aniston: her boyish shape and washboard abs work well with a simple scoop neck that she wears in the most classic of ways – with low-rise blue jeans, Californian curls and shades.

Kendall Jenner, meanwhile, complements her lean, 6-foot frame with a cropped T-shirt. The model proved just how versatile the garment can be when she rocked hers at Coachella layered underneath a lacey Anine Bing bralette.

Ashley Graham gives the simple white T-shirt serious sex appeal by tying it at the waist and pairing it with a high-rise mini skirt and heels.

Whether you’re heading to the office or even a festival, your favourite well-fitting white T-shirt will always work – follow our guide to find the perfect one for you.

1. Best plain white t-shirt

Classic cotton plain white t-shirt from & Other Stories
  • Cotton T-shirt, £17 from & Other Stories – buy here

If you’re looking for a one-fits-all T-shirt to invest in, try shopping in & Other Stories.

This particular T-shirt is lightly structured, has a round neck and straight fit that feels ultra comfortable.

Tuck yours into jeans on the weekend, a midi skirt at work or wear it with your favourite pyjama bottoms in bed.

2. Best white long sleeve t-shirt

White long sleeve T-shirt by Levis at Topshop
  • Long sleeve T-shirt by Levis, £25 from Topshop – buy here

A cult classic and winter wardrobe staple, everyone should own at least one Levi’s t-shirt.

Made from 100% cotton, this long-sleeved tee has a crew neck and features Levi’s iconic batwing logo across the chest.

Comfortable, practical and stylish, what more could you want?

3. Best maternity white t-shirt

Two-pack of maternity jersey tops from George at ASDA
  • Maternity Short Sleeve Jersey Tops, £12.50 for 2 at George at ASDA – buy here

Most maternity tops are cut in an oversized shape which can really swamp your figure.

This George T-shirt is made from super stretchy cotton-jersey to maintain the sleekest body-con silhouette.

Not only does this T-shirt have rave reviews on the website,  but it comes with a matching black version for the same price – that’s all of your maternity basics covered in one.

4. Best white t-shirt for work

Work-friendly leopard print ringer t-shirt from Boohoo
  • Leopard Print Ringer T-shirt, £9 from Boohoo – buy here

Workwear codes are becoming increasingly casual and, as a result, confusing.

This T-shirt blurs the boundaries between smart and relaxed in all the right ways; it’s high neck and longer sleeves offer more coverage (more office appropriate).

The leopard detailing adds a bit of glam and the straight cut makes this top easier to tuck into skirts and trousers.

5. Best cheap white t-shirt

Bargain white crew neck tee from Forever 21
  • Crew Neck Tee, £4 from Forever 21 – buy now

For under a fiver, Forever 21’s versatile T-shirt ticks all the boxes.

It’s cut from lightweight cotton-rayon in a slim silhouette and has a classic crew neckline.

We like how it’s perfect for layering but still flattering on the figure when worn solo.

6. Best white t-shirt for breastfeeding

Breton stripe nursing t-shirt from Jojo Maman Bebe
  • Breton Stripe Nursing T-shirt, £26 from Jojo Maman Bebe – buy here

We know this isn’t exactly a plain white t-shirt, but its classic Breton-inspired design and rave reviews meant we couldn’t bear to leave it out of this list.

A lot of nursing tops are low-cut to create easy access, so we love the amount of coverage Jojo Maman Bebe’s offers.

Made from soft stretch cotton, it’s cleverly designed with a double layer that pulls up during feeds.

The stretchy fabric accommodates every size of post-partum bump…because everyone’s shrinks at a different rate.

7. Best fitted white t-shirt

This Ted Baker fitted t-shirt is both comfortable and flattering
  • Ted Baker Fitted Stretch Jersey T-shirt, £39 from Selfridges – buy now

For when you’re not showing off the skin, you can show off your figure in a bodycon T-shirt.

Ted Baker’s round-neck version is cut to highlight your curves and contour your body – just make sure to wear a good T-shirt bra underneath!

Made from stretch-jersey, this lust-have slim fit tee subtly features the Ted Baker logo on the hem.

8. Best boxy white t-shirt

Stylish boxy organic cotton white t-shirt from & Other Stories
  • Boxy Organic Cotton Tee, £17 from & Other Stories – buy now

A boxy T-shirt is the most fashion-forward basic you can buy.

We love & Other Stories’s version, which is loose rather than clingy to create a cool, masculine look.

It has wide-cut sleeves and a crew neck to balance the volume – simply tuck it in to smarten things up.

9. Best oversized white t-shirt

White drop shoulder oversized t-shirt from Missguided
  • White Drop Shoulder Oversized T-Shirt, £12 from Missguided – buy now

For a laid-back, borrowed-from-the-boys feel you need to go oversized.

This Missguided T-shirt has a roomy silhouette, longer length and dropped shoulders.

Create cool, post-gym Kardashian vibe by pairing yours with cycling shorts.

10. Best white V-neck t-shirt

Burnout v-neck t-shirt for women from Superdry
  • Burnout Vee T-shirt, £16.99 from Superdry – buy now

Whether you wear it with leggings, jeans or tucked into a skirt, a V-neck T-shirt is a wardrobe heroine for casual days out.

Superdry’s premium version is made from soft cotton-poly blend that feels super comfortable against the skin.

Want to style it up for a Netflix and chill session? Simply slip the wide V-neck off your shoulder to showcase a lacey bra strap.

11. Best off white t-shirt

Off-white relaxed fit short sleeved t-shirt from Uniqlo U
  • Off White Relaxed Fit Short Sleeved T-shirt, £7.90 from Uniqlo U – buy now

Part of the collaboration with designer Christophe Lemaire, Uniqlo U’s T-shirt is made of the softest, most comfortable cotton that is just thick enough to hide lumps and bumps.

The neckline is nice and high while the sleeves are slim but provide coverage.

It’s perfect for layering or tucking into high-rise trousers and skirts.

12. Best white t-shirt for curves

Jersey split open back t-shirt from Boohoo
  • Jersey Split Open Back T-Shirt, £12.60 from Boohoo – buy now

We’ve shopped around to find the perfect plus size T-shirt and this is it.

Why, you ask? Because it truly flatters the figure, skimming over your stomach while framing your bust to make the most of your figure.

It’s longline enough to tuck into trousers or wear loose and has an alluring wrap back that flashes just a hint of skin.

13. Best cropped white t-shirt

White cap sleeve crop t-shirt from Missguided
  • White Cap Sleeve Crop Top, £6 from Missguided – buy now

Crop tops aren’t just the friend of a flat stomach, they’re the perfect companion to high-rise jeans and skirts.

Missguided’s version features a high neck and cool capped sleeves in a flattering silhouette.

Enjoyed our roundup of the best white t-shirts for women? Then you might also like our roundup of the best high street jeans.

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