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.


Brooks Brothers Non-Iron Fitted Dress Shirt


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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Banana Republic Dillon-Fit Bow-Hem Shirt


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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Boden The Modern Shirt


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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J. Crew Factory Stretch Classic Button-Down Shirt


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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Lands’ End No Iron Tunic Top


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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H&M Shirt With Tie Belt


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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Vince Camuto Bell-Sleeve Shirt


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

To buy: $89; vincecamuto.com.

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