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The Ultimate White T-Shirt
All-Stars

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 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. The Row Top The Row Top
    The Row
    TOP
    The Row, $320

    “Nothing is better in summer than a classic white tee made of the crispest cotton. I’ll be wearing this streamlined version by The Row at work (with wide-leg pants) and on the weekends (tucked into a structured A-line skirt).” —Ali Pew, fashion director

    —Ali Pew, fashion director

    “Nothing is better in summer than a classic white tee made of the crispest cotton. I’ll be wearing this streamlined version by The Row at work (with wide-leg pants) and on the weekends (tucked into a structured A-line skirt).” —Ali Pew, fashion director

  2. RE/DONE Slim Vintage TEE RE/DONE Slim Vintage TEE
    RE/DONE
    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

  3. LACAUSA Clothing Tee LACAUSA Clothing Tee
    LACAUSA
    Tee
    LACAUSA Clothing, $48

    “LACAUSA makes the softest tees known to womankind. What I love about Frank is the gently worn vintage-feeling cotton and the not-too-tight fit that’s perfect tucked or untucked with culottes or jeans.” —Melissa Schoenfeld, assistant stylist

    —Melissa Schoenfeld, assistant stylist

    “LACAUSA makes the softest tees known to womankind. What I love about Frank is the gently worn vintage-feeling cotton and the not-too-tight fit that’s perfect tucked or untucked with culottes or jeans.” —Melissa Schoenfeld, assistant stylist

  4. Classic Vintage T-Shirt Classic Vintage T-Shirt
    Monrow
    Crew
    goop, $98

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

  5. G. label Marcos Oversize T-Shirt G. Label Marcos Oversize T-Shirt
    G. Label
    Marcos Oversize T-Shirt
    goop, $145

    “The perfect white tee is a closet chameleon; I can wear our slouchy, Italian-made G. Label tee 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 a closet chameleon; I can wear our slouchy, Italian-made G. Label tee 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

  6. RE/DONE Slim Vintage TEE RE/DONE Slim Vintage TEE
    Stateside
    T-Shirt
    Stateside, $64

    “It’s everything I look for in a white tee: fitted and flattering and so soft thanks to the pima cotton. Plus, that price point is…on point!” —Amy Wibraham, fashion
    merchandising assistant

    “It’s everything I look for in a white tee: fitted and flattering and so soft thanks to the pima cotton. Plus, that price point is…on point!” —Amy Wibraham, fashion merchandising assistant

  7. Acne Studios Boxy fit T-shirt Acne Studios Boxy fit T-shirt
    Frances de Lourdes
    T-shirt
    Net-A-Porter, $320

    “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 Frances de Lourdes tee does all that.” —Stacey Lindsey, articles editor

    —Stacey Lindsey, 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 Frances de Lourdes tee —Stacey Lindsey, articles editor

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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