Few pieces are as versatile and timeless as the trusty white button-down. You can wear it to work with a pencil skirt and blazer or to happy hour with jeans and a moto jacket. But, for being one of the most revered items in any woman’s closet, it sure is hard to find a really, really good one. That’s why we turned to Rank & Style (kind of the Rotten Tomatoes of fashion) to determine the very best button-downs out there.
#1: Madewell Drapey Oversize Boyfriend Shirt
It’s not just the boxy cut that makes this blouse a hit; it’s really the cotton-modal blend that allows said boxy cut to move and flow throughout the day.
#2: Ann Taylor Perfect Long-Sleeve Button-Down Shirt
If you’re looking for a slimmer cut, this tailored piece is quite the hit with the professional crowd (57 reviews and a five-star rating can’t be wrong).
Ann Taylor ($70)
#3: Burberry Basic Button-Down Blouse
Logo lovers, peek inside the collar and cuffs for a familiar little check pattern.
#4: Levi’s Workwear Boyfriend Shirt
As if dominating the denim market weren’t enough, Levi’s goes and creates the ideal cotton shirt.
#5: Lyseé Women’s Button-Down Shirt
Hello, tunic of our dreams. We can’t wait to layer with you.
#6: Equipment Slim Signature Silk Blouse
The high-quality crepe de chine is what keeps ladies coming back year after year.
#7: Everlane The Relaxed Poplin Shirt
As a direct-to-consumer line, Everlane isn’t interested in passing fads. That’s why its timeless basics are so damn good.
#8: Theory Tenia Cotton-Blend Blouse
Theory is practically synonymous with office attire, so it only makes sense that it'd have this white-shirt business down to a science.
#9: Frank & Eileen Barry Button-Down Shirt
Not every white shirt needs to be crisp. Crinkled poplin makes for the ultimate, effortless weekend blouse.
Frank & Eileen ($188)
#10: Calvin Klein Long-Sleeve Utility Garment-Dye Shirt
Plain and simple—pockets are just cool.
Calvin Klein ($70)