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The Ultimate White
T-Shirt Guide

The perfect tee is dependable, flattering, and good in bed. So it 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 skirts and jeans you already have in your life? Will it stand the test of time? To help you separate the good from the great, we asked goop’s most T-shirt-obsessed staffers to sound off (tee off?) on their true loves.

  1. Monrow white tee
    Monrow TOP goop, $68
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    “Team Crewneck for life. This tee manages to be boyish yet fitted, which means it lands in my outfit rotation more often than I can do laundry.”

    Roxanne Marie

    Roxanne Marie,
    buying director,
    fashion and home

  2. Frances De Lourdes t shirt
    Frances de Lourdes t-shirt Net-a-Porter, $280
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    “Back in the early aughts, we used to call an effortlessly draped white T-shirt ‘the editor’s tuck.’ The point was to present a laissez-faire approach to elegance, but this specific tuck can be elusive. This Frances de Lourdes version looks like your typical white tee, but the silk blend, deep V, and slightly oversize fit achieve casual perfection every time.”

    Noora Raj Brown

    Noora Raj Brown,
    SVP, communications

  3. Isabel Marant tee
    Isabel Marant top Matchesfashion, $120
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    “A white T-shirt can be the sexiest thing ever. But it has to be paper-thin, lusciously soft, and loose enough to drape your shoulders just so—structure and starchiness create the opposite of this effortless kind of sexy. And then there’s the threadbare aspect. It’s a nice little flourish when you can see the outline of your bra underneath (and if you’re not wearing one, that can also be a nice flourish).”

    Megan O’ Neill

    Megan O’Neill,
    senior beauty editor

  4. G. Sport x Proenza Schouler t-shirt goop, $125
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    “This tee can do it all. Super soft and breathable, it’s perfect for a hike and just as good tucked into my favorite jeans. The best part? The surprise cutout in the back.”

    Sarah Rose

    Sarah Rose,
    senior stylist

  5. RE/DONE tee
    RE/DONE tee goop, $78
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    “I’ve searched my whole life for a T-shirt that fits like this. The just-right length can be tucked into anything high-waisted, and the slim cut also looks great untucked with any bottoms.”

    Olivia Nathanson

    Olivia Nathanson,
    senior buyer, fashion

  6. Madewell tee
    Madewell tee Madewell, $20
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    “I discovered this gem during a styling session, and I’ve been addicted ever since. It’s super affordable, it’s easy to dress up or down, and the semisheer material is soft and breathable. I have at least eight—I’ve lost about eighty pounds over the past two years, and I kept purchasing a new one every time I went down a size. It’s my go-to top.”

    Zelda Beckford

    Zelda Beckford,
    director, quality and
    compliance, supply chain

  7. Ninety Percent tee
    Ninety Percent t-shirt Net-a-Porter, $45
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    “In a drawer full of white tees, Ninety Percent’s sustainably sourced organic cotton shirt is the one I wear time and time again. It fits just as a perfect tee shirt should: Slouchy, but not messy, and it looks like I borrowed it from my fiancé.”

    Diana Ryu

    Diana Ryu,
    chief of staff

  8. Fenty tee
    Fenty t-shirt Fenty, $200
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    “A classic silhouette with modern touches, this white tee by Fenty is everything. I love that it’s comfortable but makes an outfit look polished. Plus, its unisex oversize fit is flattering on everyone.”

    Stephanie Hankins

    Stephanie Hankins,
    director, user experience

  9. Citizens of Humanity tee
    Citizens of Humanity tee goop, $118
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    “I love a good white tee because it pretty much goes with anything. The rolled-sleeve detail on this one is perfect. I tuck it into my favorite Citizens of Humanity jeans and throw on a pair of kicks and I’m good to go.”

    Sharon Lai,

    Sharon Lai,
    assistant buyer, fashion

  10. ATM Anthony Thomas Melilo tee
    G. Label jordan tee goop, $145
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    “This lightweight crewneck is in rotation year-round in my closet. For work, I tuck it into high-waisted trousers and drape a sweater over the shoulders (goop dressing 101), but with my favorite denim and a bucket hat, it’s ideal for an effortless weekend look.”

    Keely Sprague

    Keely Sprague,
    production coordinator

Wear It With

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  2. Azlee band
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  3. Azlee necklace
    Azlee necklace goop, $3,950
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  4. Anne Sisteron bracelet
    Anne Sisteron bracelet goop, $345
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  5. Azlee ring
    Azlee ring goop, $3,980
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  6. G. Label JP WORKWEAR JEANS
    G. Label JP WORKWEAR JEANS goop, $295
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  7. Birkenstock arizona
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