The 10 Best White Shirts We've Ever Worn

Petite, plus-size, stain-resistant? Real Simple editors have found the best button-ups in every category.

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No matter what type of white shirt you're looking for, our fashion editors have found the perfect match. Whether you're looking for a button-up that can survive red wine spills, one that will protect you from UV rays, or simple one that actually fits, the solution can be found in these 10 editor-approved picks. Fair warning, once you find the right match, you'll want to wear it every single day.

Best Stretch

Lafayette 148 Italian Stretch Cotton Linley Blouse
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Made from 72 percent Italian cotton and a best-in-class 5 percent elastane blend, it provides a perfect balance of softness and stretch.

To buy: Lafayette 148 Italian Stretch Cotton Linley blouse, $298; lafayette148ny.com.

Best Petite

Ann Taylor Petite Pleated Ruffle Perfect Shirt
Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor's petite tops are proportioned through the arms, shoulders, and neckline for a tailor-free fit.

To buy: Ann Taylor Petite Pleated Ruffle Perfect shirt, $70; anntaylor.com.

Best Nonsheer

Brooks Brothers Classic-Fit Supima Cotton Oxford Button-Down Shirt
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Supima cotton is thicker than traditional poplin and eliminates the need for a cami underneath.

To buy: Brooks Brothers Classic-Fit Supima Cotton Oxford Button-Down shirt, $140; brooksbrothers.com.

Best Tall

Long Tall Sally Cotton Stretch Work Shirt
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Constructed with women five-eight and taller in mind, this shirt has extra inches in the arms and tails. And the cuffs, darts, buttons, and seams hit all the right places.

To buy: Long Tall Sally Cotton Stretch Work shirt, $60; longtallsally.com.

Best Plus-Size

Eloquii Tie Waist Button Up Top
Lane Bryant

This option offers a relaxed fit without being baggy, and features extra buttons so you can avoid dreaded gaping at the bust.

To buy: Lane Bryant the Boyfriend Shirt, $50; lanebryant.com.

Best for Summer

Aday Something Borrowed Shirt
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Sweat-wicking, breathable fabric that offers UV protection and is light-weight, quick-drying, and wrinkle-free? What more could you ask for?

To buy: Aday Something Borrowed shirt, $135; thisisaday.com.

Best Noniron

Talbots The Perfect Shirt
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This pick is superlatively wrinkle-resistant and noticeably softer against the skin than its competitors.

To buy: Talbots The Perfect shirt, $75; talbots.com.

Best No-Gape

Campbell & Kate Signature Shirt
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It's sized by bust and waist measurements to guarantee the perfect fit, with no pulling at the button placket.

To buy: Campbell & Kate Signature shirt, $180; campbellandkate.com.

Best Stain-Resistant

Elizabeth & Clarke The Unstainable White Blouse
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A plant-based fabric blend uses microscopic fibers to repel liquid, helping this shirt withstand even a red wine spill.

To buy: Elizabeth & Clarke The Unstainable White blouse, $60; elizabethandclarke.com.

Best Stay-Put

J.Crew Stretch Perfect bodysuit
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This bodysuit style ensures a polished, tucked-in look all day long. It has strategically placed snaps and comes in tall and petite sizes.

To buy: J.Crew Stretch Perfect bodysuit, $78; jcrew.com.

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