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The Ultimate White T-Shirt
All-Stars

The perfect tee is dependable, flattering, and good in bed. So it naturally follows that when taking personal taste into consideration, finding the one can involve a lot of trials and just as many errors. Can it hang with the sweaters and jackets you already have in your life? Will it stand the test of time? To help you separate the good from the great, we asked our fashion team and editors to sound off (tee off?) on their true loves.

  1. Jackie cotton  cashmere-blend T-Shirt Jackie cotton  cashmere-blend T-Shirt
    The Row
    Jackie cotton and
    cashmere-blend T-Shirt

    Net-a-Porter, $370

    “Nothing is better in spring than a perfect white tee made of the most luxurious cashmere blend. This ivory version by The Row, plus wide-leg pants or a structured A-line skirt, adds up to the easiest office uniform ever.” —Ali Pew, fashion director

    —Ali Pew, fashion director

    “Nothing is better in spring than a perfect white tee made of the most luxurious cashmere blend. This ivory version by The Row, plus wide-leg pants or a structured A-line skirt, adds up to the easiest office uniform ever.” —Ali Pew, fashion director

  2. ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo Pima Cotton Baby Tee ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo Pima Cotton Baby Tee
    ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo
    Pima Cotton Baby Tee
    goop, $125

    “There are T-shirts, and then there are the soft, feel-like-they’ve-been-washed-a-thousand-times tees ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo makes. They’re my go-to year-round, tucked or untucked with vintage jeans and a pair of clean white sneakers. You can’t go wrong.” —Melissa Schoenfeld, assistant stylist

    —Melissa Schoenfeld, assistant stylist

    “There are T-shirts, and then there are the soft, feel-like-they’ve-been-washed-a-thousand-times tees ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo makes. They’re my go-to year-round, tucked or untucked with vintage jeans and a pair of clean white sneakers. You can’t go wrong.” —Melissa Schoenfeld, assistant stylist

  3. Theory Tiny Scoop Tee Theory Tiny Scoop Tee
    Theory
    Tiny Scoop Tee
    Theory, $75

    “It’s everything I look for in a wear-forever white tee: fitted but not too fitted, and flattering thanks to that super feminine scooped neckline. Plus, that price point is…on point!” —Amy Wibraham, fashion merchandising assistant

    —Amy Wibraham, fashion merchandising assistant

    “It’s everything I look for in a wear-forever white tee: fitted but not too fitted, and flattering thanks to that super feminine scooped neckline. Plus, that price point is…on point!” —Amy Wibraham, fashion merchandising assistant

  4. Classic Vintage T-Shirt Classic Vintage T-Shirt
    Bassike
    Classic Vintage T-Shirt
    goop, $90

    “I hardly ever wear anything tight-fitting, which is why I fell in love with this slightly relaxed T-shirt by Bassike. It’s slouchy yet somehow fitted, unfussy but chic, and it looks especially good tucked into everyday jeans.” —Sandra Slusarczyk, fashion & market assistant

    —Sandra Slusarczyk, fashion
    & market assistant

    “I hardly ever wear anything tight-fitting, which is why I fell in love with this slightly relaxed T-shirt by Bassike. It’s slouchy yet somehow fitted, unfussy but chic, and it looks especially good tucked into everyday jeans.” —Sandra Slusarczyk, fashion & market assistant

  5. ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo Boyfriend V-neck ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo Boyfriend V-neck
    ATM Anthony Thomas Melillo
    Boyfriend V-neck
    goop, $95

    “I have needs: My white tee must give me breathing room. But it also must hug me when and where I need it. It has to be confident. So confident that it never conforms to trends. And most of all, it has to make me feel really damn good. This ATM tee does all that.” —Stacey Lindsay, articles editor

    —Stacey Lindsay, articles editor

    “I have needs: My white tee must give me breathing room. But it also must hug me when and where I need it. It has to be confident. So confident that it never conforms to trends. And most of all, it has to make me feel really damn good. This ATM tee does all that.” —Stacey Lindsay, articles editor

  6. RE/DONE Slim Vintage TEE RE/DONE Slim Vintage TEE
    RE/DONE
    SLIM VINTAGE TEE
    goop, $78

    “This is a classic Hanes tee, but better. That’s because RE/DONE got their hands on it and made it sexy and skimpy. I like it under strappy slip dresses and tucked into my best high-waisted jeans (also RE/DONE). PSA: It runs small, so size up. Also: Buy multiples.” —Kate Wolfson, executive editor

    “This is a classic Hanes tee, but better. That’s because RE/DONE got their hands on it and made it sexy and skimpy. I like it under strappy slip dresses and tucked into my best high-waisted jeans (also RE/DONE). PSA: It runs small, so size up. Also: Buy multiples.” —Kate Wolfson, executive editor

  7. Acne Studios Boxy fit T-shirt Acne Studios Boxy fit T-shirt
    Acne Studios
    Boxy fit T-shirt
    Acne Studios, $120

    “The perfect white tee is something of a closet chameleon; I can wear this boatneck Acne shirt with my favorite Jane Birkin jeans for day and then throw on a Charlotte Gainsbourg–y Le Smoking jacket for going out at night.”—Sarah Rose, stylist

    —Sarah Rose, stylist

    “The perfect white tee is something of a closet chameleon; I can wear this boatneck Acne shirt with my favorite Jane Birkin jeans for day and then throw on a Charlotte Gainsbourg–y Le Smoking jacket for going out at night.” —Sarah Rose, stylist

Wear it with…

  1. Natahsa Yellow-Gold Hoops Natasha Yellow-Gold Hoops
    Loren Stewart
    Natasha Yellow-Gold Hoops
    goop, $515
  2. Oval Link Chain Necklace Oval Link Chain Necklace
    Lizzie Mandler
    Graduated Knife Edge
    Oval Link Chain Necklace

    goop, $4,710
  3. EMERALD NESW DIAMOND RING EMERALD NESW DIAMOND RING
    Azlee
    EMERALD NESW DIAMOND RING
    goop, $3,980
  4. DIAMOND SOLITAIRE BRACELET DIAMOND SOLITAIRE BRACELET
    Anne Sisteron
    DIAMOND SOLITAIRE BRACELET
    goop, $320
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