The 8 Best (Not Too Sheer) White T-Shirts
Best Boat Neck: H&M Boat Neck White T-Shirt
H&M, purveyor of affordable basics, has the white T-shirt category locked down. The brand’s ribbed boat-neck T-shirt has a fitted silhouette and is made with 97 percent organic cotton jersey and 3 percent elastane for a bit of stretch. It’s got a little extra length at the bottom for either a cool French tuck or regular tuck.
To buy: $13; hm.com.
Best Crew Neck: Target Prologue Short Sleeve Crew Neck T-Shirt
If you’re more of a crew neck gal, then opt for this basic white tee. It features a classic, fitted silhouette that sits at the hips, making it the perfect complement to your favorite jeans, skirt, or leggings. It’s made with a soft and lightweight French terry fabric (rayon) with 5 percent spandex for stretch.
To buy: 18; target.com.
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Best V-Neck: Nicole Alex Harlow T-shirt
Few cuts are more classic than a short-sleeved V-neck T-shirt. This one takes the basic design up a notch with a built-in shelf bra that accommodates up to a DD. The double layer means you have zero to worry about in terms of sheerness, and it also opens up the door for work, play, and even light exercise. It’s made with a blend of bamboo, cotton, and spandex, which means it’s moisture-wicking and super soft.
To buy: $65; shopnicolealex.com.
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Best Plus-Size V-Neck: Avenue Mesh Inset V-Neck Tee
Avenue offers a similar style that’s also intended for work, play, and athleisure, but this one comes in extended sizes ranging from 14 to 32. There’s no built-in shelf bra, but it does feature a mesh inset around the neck and it’s made with a rayon and spandex hybrid for maximum softness and flexibility.
To Buy: $35; avenue.com.
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Best Decorative Sleeve: Bobeau Nola Eyelet Sleeve Tee
For a white T-shirt design that offers just a little bit of something extra, put on this eyelet flutter sleeve tee. It’s banded around the neck, hits right at the hip, and is made from a cotton and spandex blend.
To buy: $58; bloomingdales.com.
Best Plus Size Fitted T-Shirt: Marika Emma Slimming Tee
Show off your curves with this fitted white T-shirt that’s perfect for layering. It comes in extended sizes 0X to 3X and features a V-neck, short-sleeve silhouette with power mesh lining and strategically designed shirred seams that accentuate your figure. It's made from polyester and spandex (for extra stretch) and features a dry-wik finish.
To buy: $40; marika.com.
Best Cropped: ASOS Design Organic Cotton Crop T-Shirt
Best Oversized: Everlane The Air Oversized Crew Tee
This drapey, 100 percent cotton crew neck has an oversized, boxy fit for ultimate comfort. Perfect for mastering the half-tuck.
To buy: $25; everlane.com.