Does the perfect white t-shirt exist? They’re a wardrobe essential for many women, available at all price points, come in all shapes and sizes and should be easy to buy. The truth is, all white t-shirts are not created equal so you need to know what to look for.
Today I’m sharing how to find the perfect white tee that will flatter you and the five major body types.
Triangle or pear body shape
The goal here is to create visual interest on top to balance your hips. If you have a small chest, pockets can be your friend. A boat neckline draws the eye out and widens the look of your shoulders. A portrait neckline does the same and often shows your collar bone which adds even more visual interest up top. It should not stop at the widest part of your hips so opt for longer or shorter. You can even add subtle shoulder pads like these.
Inverted triangle body shape
The best tee shirts for inverted triangle bodies have a V-neck or deep scoop neckline. These draw the eye down and make your shoulders look narrower. Elbow, 3/4 or long sleeves move attention away from your shoulders and help add balance. Looser cuts that skim the torso and waist are most flattering. You should avoid boxy fits which will make you look larger than you are.
Diamond, round or apple body shape
The goal here is to draw attention up from your waist. The best necklines for an apple body are square, sweetheart, scoop or vee. If you also have a large bust, opt for a slightly higher v-neck and avoid crews. Asymmetrical necklines and draping or ruching are also flattering on a round body. Structured, short and/or wider sleeves create balance for a diamond body shape. Tops that create a waist are also flattering.
Rectangle or straight
The goal here is to add the illusion of curves. Look for tees with a banded waist, curved hem, draping or fullness to offset your straight figure. Tuck it in if you can. The best neckline for a straight figure is a scoop, sweetheart, or a deep V. A boat neckline widens the look of your shoulders which creates the illusion of a smaller waist. Puffy, ruffled or drapey sleeves add softness to your straight figure. Three quarter length sleeves draw attention to your waist which is also flattering.
Perfect white t-shirt for the Hourglass shape
Lucky you. Pretty much every neckline looks flattering on an hourglass figure. Avoid boxy or shapeless T-shirts that hide your shape and make you look larger than you are. Look for tee’s with some shaping to outline the contours of your body. A wrap tee or one with a banded waist accentuates your curves.
When you find your perfect white tee, stock up. A crisp white t-shirt needs to be replaced when it begins to yellow at the underarms or around the edges. Tees in synthetic fabrics or with spandex shouldn’t be bleached because it causes the fabric to yellow prematurely.
Have you found your perfect white t-shirt?
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.