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The Best White Tee Shirts for Women

The Best White Tee Shirts for Women

Today, we’re talking about the best white tee shirts for women.

A white tee shirt is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing in your wardrobe. Especially in this era of dressing casually, 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 pieces right make getting dressed a whole lot easier. 

So 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 in recent years have gone 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 tee shirt costing $100 or $200 is downright offensive. It’s also insane because almost all of the expensive tee shirt brands I have tried over the years are 100% sheer. 

The bottom line? When it comes to white tee shirts, there is little correlation between price and quality. The higher the price point does not mean the better the quality. In fact, I find it’s quite the opposite. So put white tee shirts in the “save” category and free up space in your budget to “spend” on other things. 

Today, I rounded up my recommendations for the best white tees for women.

Qualifications for a top spot are affordability (these are all under $30, and in most cases well under $30), quality, durability, and of course, the sheer factor. 

Your can see my LIVE video round up here!

The Best White Tee Shirts for Women 

The Best White Tee 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, 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 Tee Shirts

Below, I rounded up my five favorites. I am keeping all of these, because you can never have too many white tees this time of year. They are in order from highest to lowest price – prices are subject to change. 

The Best Tee Shirts Totally Not See-Through

Lands’ End

Lands's End White tshirt

Lands’ End, $23

It makes sense that Lands’ End would make one of the best white tees. 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 the cling to your arm) and a length that let’s you half tuck, full tuck or leave out. They also wash and wear well. 

Available in regular, petite, tall and plus sizes. 

Read online reviews here. 

Crew Neck Option Here 

I kept both styles in a size Medium. 

Banana Republic

Banana Republic White Tee

Banana Republic, $29.50 

I ordered two white tees from Banana Republic, the SUPINA cotton crew, (above) and their “Cozy Slub V neck”. I returned the “Cozy Slub” because it was entirely see through. 

The SUPINA cotton crew is wonderful. A great, better, every day tee. 

Available in XXS – XXL.

Size up, I went with the Large. 

Talbot’s

 

Talbot's White Tee

Talbots, $29.50 

If you are looking for a better white tee, with a longer short sleeve, the Talbot’s Classic Crewneck Tee is a winner. 

Available in missy, petite, plus and plus petite! 

I kept this one too, in a medium. 

 

Old Navy Luxe Crew

Old Navy Luxe Crew, $8.50  

The Old Navy Luxe Crew is a different kind of white tee shirt. It has some drape and movement to it with stretch. It washes well and holds it shape and has thousands of five star reviews on their website

I preferred the crew neck version of this to the v neck – which feels like it comes with the neckline stretched out. 

Available in regular, petite and tall up to an XXL here, and in plus size here. 

Target A New Day

 

Target a New Day Tshirt

Target A New Day, $5  

Good Old Target rounds out or list with a $5 tee shirt. The value here is wonderful, and the price point allows you to buy multiple to keep them fresh all season long. You need to be thoughtful about the bra you wear; anything with detail will show, but a neutral-to-you tee shirt bra will work perfectly. 

Available in Missy and Plus sizes, size up to account for shrinkage. 

Here are the options that didn’t make the cut and why:

Old Navy’s Everywear – see-through.

Banana Republic Cozy Slub V-Neck – see-through.

J Crew Vintage Cotton Crew – see-through and boxy. 

Quince Crew and V-Neck Tees – see-through 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. 

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White Tee

Target Women’s Short Sleeve Scoop Neck T-Shirt – A New Day™
Old Navy Luxe Crew-Neck Tee for Women
Talbot’s CLASSIC COTTON CREWNECK TEE
Banana Republic SUPIMA® Cotton Crew-Neck T-Shirt
Lands’ End Women’s Plus Size Relaxed Supima Cotton Short Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt
Lands End Women’s All Cotton Short Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt
Target Women’s Short Sleeve Scoop Neck T-Shirt – A New Day™
Old Navy Luxe Crew-Neck Tee for Women
Talbot’s CLASSIC COTTON CREWNECK TEE
Banana Republic SUPIMA® Cotton Crew-Neck T-Shirt
Lands’ End Women’s Plus Size Relaxed Supima Cotton Short Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt
Lands End Women’s All Cotton Short Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt
Target Women’s Short Sleeve Scoop Neck T-Shirt – A New Day™
Old Navy Luxe Crew-Neck Tee for Women
Talbot’s CLASSIC COTTON CREWNECK TEE
Banana Republic SUPIMA® Cotton Crew-Neck T-Shirt
Lands’ End Women’s Plus Size Relaxed Supima Cotton Short Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt
Lands End Women’s All Cotton Short Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt

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The Best White Tee Shirts for Women

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Tracy gray

Friday 12th of March 2021

Thank you for this!! I live white tees especially in the spring and summer and have had a tough time finding a good one! Now I know I have seen real good t’s too choose from.

Barb

Thursday 11th of March 2021

I, too, have many Land’s End tees and have been buying them for years. They have constant sales. I also like Universal Standards’ tee-rex and v-rex. They drape beautifully! Although I shop a lot at Talbots, their tees are a little too clingy through my thicker middle for my taste.

Ann B

Thursday 11th of March 2021

I was glad to see that Everlane wasn't listed this year. I bought one on your recommendation a year or so ago, and was very disappointed. It is unfortunate that brands don't always hold up through the years.

Linda M

Thursday 11th of March 2021

Big thumbs up for the Lands End v necks and the Talbots tees of all necklines. I second your recommendation of Talbots three quarter sleeve tees. I like the boatneck best, but also have many v and crew necks. I have a few colors like red or powder blue, but every single year I buy one navy, one black, and a couple of white ones. Even though the older ones are ok, they lack that crispness that comes with a new tee. I wear my newer ones for going out somewhere, and put an x on the label with a marker to show last season’s, which I wear for a simple errand, a walk or around the house. 2xxs mean I clean in them. For about $100 total each season, because they are frequently on sale, you have plenty of nice tees, and you can see at a glance which ones have more wear.

Alicia

Thursday 11th of March 2021

Wow! So glad to read that others have had a problem with holes near the waistline. I thought I was the only one. I started wearing pull-on pants and have not had the problem. Got tired of tossing perfectly good tees.

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