White t-shirts so perfect you'll wear them non-stop

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The humble white T-shirt is not the most dramatic item of clothing you'll ever own, nor will epic love poems ever be written about it. But it is undoubtedly the piece you will get the most wear out of. Finding the perfect white T-shirt is no mean feat either, as you want the right fabric and cut so it doesn't look cheap or unflattering.

From crew neck to slim fit and boxy styles, the classic white T-shirt is an effortless wardrobe staple that looks ideal with just about anything. For a totally 90s look taken straight off Carolyn Besstte-Kennedy's wardrobe, think everyday jeans, sleek sandals, and oval-frame sunnies. Alternatively, pair it with a totally-chic maxi skirt and your favourite pair of espadrilles for a breezy yet stylish look this season.

You can look to the high-street for some easy-to-wear styles, in particular Uniqlo and COS have some decent quality options that won't break the bank. Make sure you look at the composition label as the fabric makes all the difference, especially if it's 100% cotton.

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On the slightly more designer side of things, there are plenty of fashion-forward options, especially if you're into logo T-shirts. See Balenciaga, Burberry, Loewe and Stella McCartney for those. However, if you want to opt for sleek designer styles opt for Toteme, The Row, and Anine Bing.

If you're still not sure about investing, bear this in mind: it's the single most hard-working item in your wardrobe, without you realising it. It looks great under a blazer and tucked into bermuda shorts, or simply paired with a silk midi skirt. You can even layer a thin-strapped dress over it, or wear it with dungarees. The options are truly endless.

Shop our edit of the best white T-shirts below.

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Sofia Piza
Fashion Writer

Sofia Piza is the Fashion Writer at Marie Claire UK. 


Sofia Piza is a Fashion Writer with experience working across runway trends, shopping picks, creative production, and celebrity fashion news. Born in Mexico and raised in five countries, Sofia decided to settle in London after spending four years at the London College of Fashion, studying Fashion Journalism. When she's not sourcing inspiration from social media, you will most certainly find Sofia anywhere from a local vintage market to busy central London streets people watching - the possibilities are endless. 

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