7 Flattering White Button-Downs

Whether you’re looking for trim and tailored or boxy and boyish, we’ve found just the right version of this wardrobe workhorse for you.

1

Brooks Brothers Non-Iron Fitted Dress Shirt

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Wrinkle-resistant, with a little give and crisp, clean tailoring, this one is an instant classic. Also available in black.

To buy: $98; brooksbrothers.com.

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2

Banana Republic Dillon-Fit Bow-Hem Shirt

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Traditional with a (literal) twist, this oxford is finished with an intricately done-up bow, to bring a dose of elevated style from everything from pencil skirts to denim. Also available in petite and tall sizing.

To buy: $74; bananarepublic.com.

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3

Boden The Modern Shirt

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It’s all in the details. Grosgrain trim that’s part girly (thanks to the subtle shimmer) and part sporty (thanks to the graphic stripes) run down the sides of this top to a slimming effect. You'll want to roll up the sleeves, too—delicate gold braiding trims the inside of the cuffs. Also available in blue.

To buy: $85; bodenusa.com.

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4

J. Crew Factory Stretch Classic Button-Down Shirt

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A pick for those who hate feeling stiff and restricted in their work clothes, this soft and stretchy fabric moves with you for a fit so comfortable, you may even want to wear it on the weekends. Also available in petite sizing.

To buy: $40; factory.jcrew.com.

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5

Lands’ End No Iron Tunic Top

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Classic shirting details (a button placket, crisp collar, and two-button cuffs) meets casual style thanks to this one’s tunic length. Pop it on over leggings to add instant polish to a comfortable ensemble. Also available in petite, tall, and plus sizing.

To buy: $60; landsend.com.

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6

H&M Shirt With Tie Belt

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This avant garde take gets points for being fashion-forward, and bonus points for still meeting the office dress-code. Plus, it's figure-flattering—a win-win-win.

To buy: $50; hm.com.

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7

Vince Camuto Bell-Sleeve Shirt

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With on-trend statement sleeves, this pick is anything but a boring basic.

To buy: $89; vincecamuto.com.

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