When it comes to upgrading your basics, you should consider just how often you wear them. Me? I have an entire section of my T-shirt drawer dedicated to white tees. I take finding the perfect white T-shirt very seriously. I’ve found there are a few that rise above the rest, in quality and in cut, because not all T-shirts are created equal. Upgrade your basic white T-shirt to one of these.
Women U Crew Neck Short-Sleeve T-Shirt
Scouted Contributor Anna Gragert is convinced that this is the only T-shirt worth buying. “When I first tried on Uniqlo’s T-shirt, I felt comfortable, but completely covered,” she says. “The 100% cotton fabric is the perfect thickness — it’s thick enough so that it’s not see-through or flimsy, but light enough so that it falls comfortably on the body.”
Women’s Pima Cotton T-Shirt
The durability of Bombas’ socks (and underwear) is also found in their Pima Cotton T-shirts. They’re tag-free, breathable, and incredibly soft. They’re also moisture-wicking, which makes them a step above your average white T-shirt. They come in a crew neck style or a V-neck, whichever you prefer.
Hanes Sport Women's Cool DRI Performance V-Neck Tee
Lightweight and breathable, this performance tee will be your new go-to. It has a tag-free design (so no neck irritation) and it has UPF 50+ protection built-in.
The Boxy Semi-Crop tee is the perfect length for a t-shirt. I can easily tie it to wear with high-waisted jeans or a skirt, but it also can be half-tucked for a more put-together look. It’s sturdy but not stiff and has a soft, silky feel thanks to the 50/50 blend of Pima cotton and Modal.
Splendid Women's Scoop Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt
If you want super soft material before it even hits the laundry, this is the shirt for you. The blend of rayon and Lycra spandex has a touch of stretch for all-day comfort. It’s machine-washable and has a slightly oversized fit that can be worn tucked in or even tied at the waist. Splendid is also a popular brand that’s sold a Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, and more.
Opna Women's Short Sleeve Moisture Wicking Athletic Shirt
Not only is this T-shirt extremely affordable, it’s pre-shrunk, moisture-wicking and slim fit. The V-neck is flattering on just about everyone.
Amazon Essentials Women's Tech Stretch Short-Sleeve T-Shirt
Made from a moisture-wicking tech fabric, this is a T-shirt that can go from work to workout with ease. The simple V-neck is flattering and easy-to-wear. If you love it, you can even get this two-pack in a plethora of other colors like blues and pinks.
Just My Size Women's Plus-Size Short-Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt
This plus-size option is made from 100% cotton and features a subtle V-neck and a tagless neck label for extra comfort. It has a contoured, shirt-tail hem to flatter any shape. This best-selling cotton tee will be your everyday go-to.
Women's Second Skin Crew Neck Tee
The Second Skin line from Tommy John is made from unshrinkable, wrinkle-resistant Pima Cotton/Modal/Spandex blend. It had enough stretch to feel comfortable but will never get stretched out of shape.
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