The Best White T-Shirt for Every Body Type
No wardrobe is complete without a good white T-shirt. It's a total closet staple that can be dressed up or down and make you feel like a million bucks—whether or not it costs that much. But not all white tees are created equal. Here’s how to pick the best one for your body type.
If You Have Narrow Shoulders...Try a Crew-Neck Tee
Ladies who are slight up top: Look for a T-shirt that sits on or very close to your collarbone. Crew-neck tees draw the eye out to your shoulders, making your upper body appear more balanced and proportioned.
Get the look: Gap ($10)
If You Have Broad Shoulders...Try a Scoop Neck
On the contrary, those of us with an athletic build should seek out a looser scoop neck, which softly drapes over your shoulders, creating a feminine silhouette.
Get the look: Target ($6)
If You Have a Large Bust…Try a Subtle V-Neck
The one thing well-endowed ladies should avoid is a high neckline (getting into dreaded uni-boob territory). Instead, opt for a ladylike flash of décolletage to highlight your collarbone. Just make sure the V skims the top of your cleavage.
Get the look: Charlotte Russe ($18)
If You Have a Small Bust...Try a Tee with Pocket Details
Flashy details like patterned pockets might be a bit of a nuisance if you have larger breasts, but smaller-chested ladies should totally embrace them. A strategically placed pocket or bit of text can actually create the illusion of curves.
Get the look: Maison Jules ($30)
If You’re Apple-Shaped...Try an A-Line Tee
To win the war against muffin tops, look for a white tee that flows over—not hugs—your midsection. Enter: the non-clingy A-line cut.
Get the look: Zara ($20)
If You’re an Hourglass...Try a Fitted Tee
The one thing you don't want here is a looser cut, adding unwanted volume to your voluptuous frame. Show off your curvy proportions in a slim-cut tee, tucked into a high-waisted skirt or pants. You also might want to pick a higher neck, since a tight, low-cut T-shirt could read a little too much for everyday wear.
Get the look: J.Crew ($30)
If You’re Petite...Try a Knotted Tee
This one's a little bit more of a styling trick. Smaller ladies know that too much fabric can swallow your frame, so stay away from longer, tunic-like tees in favor of shorter silhouettes. And since crop tops can often be boxy, consider knotting a regular, slim-cut tee right at your waist to define your shape (or snagging one that's knotted for you). Voilà.
Get the look: Madewell ($40)