There are very few items of clothing that we consider as important as the plain white t-shirt.
Sure, staples such as a pair of light-wash jeans and a tailored black blazer are important when creating a well-rounded wardrobe, however, without a white tee, it all falls apart.
Believe it or not, there’s a lot that goes into finding the perfect white t-shirt, and despite it seeming like a pretty straightforward process, there is quite a bit of thought that’s required when shopping for one.
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First, you need to figure out the type of fit you prefer. Did you want it to be tighter or more boxy? What about the length? Do you prefer a longer or shorter hem?
Then, it’s time to think about the material. How sheer did you want it? Did you want the shirt to be more of a breathable fabric? Or something that’s thick and holds its shape?
No two white t-shirts are the same, and because it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, we consulted with Lisa Bean, Senior Designer Buyer at The Iconic.
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