Today, we’re talking about the best white T-shirts for women.
A white t-shirt is one of the most basic and versatile pieces of clothing in your wardrobe.
So having a few fresh white tees to throw on can make getting dressed a whole lot easier.
When your personal style leans classic, you need to strike an important balance.
The basic items that compose the foundation of your outfits need to do a lot of work.
Getting those foundational pieces right make getting dressed a whole lot easier.
They should be of better quality, fit well, and maintain their integrity wash after wash.
In many cases, I say spend a little more on these items. Buy the best you can afford.
But here’s the thing, prices right now are off the deep end.
I’m at the point in my life, and maybe you are too, where money is literally growing wings and flying out my front door.
So a simple white T-shirt costing $100 or $200 is downright offensive.
It’s also insane because almost all of the expensive T-shirt brands I have tried over the years are paper thin, and terrible quality.
The bottom line? When it comes to white T-shirts, there is little correlation between price and quality.
The higher the price point does not mean better quality.
In fact, I find it’s quite the opposite.
Today, I rounded up my recommendations for the best white T-shirts for women.
Qualifications for a top spot are affordability (these start at $10 and do not exceed $50), quality, durability, and of course, the sheer factor.
The Best White T-Shirts for Women
I started by ordering a crew and v neck style white tee shirt from the blog’s most popular brands: Talbots, Old Navy, Everlane, J. Crew, J. Crew Factory Target, Banana Republic, Lands End, and Quince.
Then, I inspected each one for quality, tried them on for fit, and did a “sheer” test.
To be considered one of the best, the tee had to check all the boxes AND offer a range of inclusive sizes.
As per usual, this post is not sponsored. I personally purchased each one of these and ended up keeping my five favorites.
Testing Out the Best White T-Shirts
To find the best white T-shirt for women we bought over a dozen styles, examined each one, tried them on for size and shape and washed the winners.
These are all cotton blends (specifics are on the product page), available in an inclusive size range.
It was like we created our very own Good Housekeeping lab, but in my office 😉
The Best T-Shirts That are Not See-Through
2 for $19!
Amazon really kills it with affordable basics.
And this basic white crew neck is a great example of the kind of gems you can find in their massive assortment.
It has a lovely fit, washes well, not see-through. Ideal to dress up or down.
Available in XS – XL, I took the large to account for shrinkage.
It makes sense that Lands’ End would make one of the best white t-shirts.
Their focus on quality and practicality is at the heart of their brand.
I like this option because it has a bit of shape, but doesn’t cling, a nice sized sleeve (I hate when they cut your arm at an awkward spot) and a little more length that you can half tuck, full tuck or leave out.
They also wash and wear well.
SUPIMA® CREW-NECK T-SHIRT
The SUPINA cotton crew is the most polished option on our list. It’s a wonderful, better quality, every day tee, worth the slightly higher price point.
Size up, I went with the Large.
CLASSIC COTTON CREWNECK TEE
If you are looking for a better white tee, with a longer short sleeve, the Talbot’s Classic Crewneck Tee is a winner.
I take a medium in Talbots.
Luxe Crew-Neck T-Shirt
The Old Navy Luxe Crew is a different kind of white T-shirt.
It has some drape and movement to it with a little bit of stretch.
It washes well and holds it shape.
I preferred the crew neck version of this to the v neck – which feels like the neckline is stretched out.
Available in regular from XS – 4X, petite and tall for $16.99 now with 40% off at checkout
J. Crew Factory$19.00
Finally, I love this Girlfriend Tee from J.Crew Factory.
We’ve already featured it several times this season. It’s a great more casual feeling tee that still washes and wears well.
Here are some options that didn’t make the cut and why:
Old Navy’s Everywear Tee – too sheer.
J Crew Vintage Cotton Crew Tee – pretty much the same as the J.Crew Factory Girlfriend tee.
Quince Crew and V-Neck Tees – I hated these, sheer and had a yellow undertone.
Everlane – this one is a bummer because I use to LOVE their tees, but the last few times I ordered them the quality wasn’t the same.