We Tested The Best White T-Shirts & Here's What We Found

Finding the best white t-shirt is like finding the perfect white paint: a seemingly simple task complicated by the number of options available. What shade of white works best? The answer is different for everyone, which is why there are so many choices. The same applies to a white t-shirt. It takes a lot of patience, trying on and simulating different movements to find the one that works the best for you. But trust us, everyone needs at least one utterly supreme white tee. And when you finally find the one, you might next find yourself analyzing every white tee that comes within your line of sight.
There are three essential, make-or-break factors to consider here. First, Fabric weight. Jersey has a lot of variations and thicknesses, which then affects how the shirt hugs and feels on your body, and what bras you should wear. Second, armpit moveability. There is nothing more heartbreaking than taking the tag off your new white tee, lifting your arm to grab something, and having your full belly exposed. We didn't sign up for a t-shirt that moonlights as a crop top! Finally, collar design: How the very tip of a t-shirt sits on your neck sets the tone for the rest of the whole fit. An unstructured collar means a loosey-goosey shirt that needs constant adjusting, and a thicker collar has potential to be too tight on your neck.
Once you find your white tee, don't ever let it go (no stains, no "lending" it to a friend). See which ones I will and won't be parting with, ahead.
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