13 Perfect White T-Shirts Our Editors Pretty Much Live In

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"Vince makes the best white T-shirt. I find myself to be a jeans and T-shirt girl a lot of the time, so I have become pretty picky. But I can always rely on Vince. The weight of the shirt is just what a girl wants: not too heavy, but not so thin that your bra can be seen. The sleeves hit at the perfect part of the arm to make your arms look cut—it's just an all-around great basic! I wear mine all the time!" - Lisa Goldstein, Fashion Market Assistant
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"I love, love, LOVE Rag & Bone's burnout white shirt! It fits like a glove and is ideal for a super-casual Saturday or jazzing up with funky jewels and killer heels." - Samantha Trenk, Senior Public Relations Director
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"As a dude, I live in classic Hanes tees. My must-have $5 basic. And from what my friends say, the women's versions are just as legit—super-soft, durable and thick enough to wear under a blazer with skinnies, without it looking like an undershirt." - Bobby Schuessler, Contributing Editor

"Hanes HIS way! I used to steal them from by brother but now I buy my own! They boyish cut gives them a super casual look and I love how soft they are!" - Amanda Letchko, Fashion Assistant


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"Soon after buying this tee from J.Crew Factory, I ordered four more.  I love the subtle heathered texture and how the crewneck sits kind of low so it is not tight against my neck. The fit is fitted but not tight—everything about this tee is perfect!" - Leigh Gill, Contributing Assistant Fashion Editor
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"Chance makes an adorable white tee! I like it because the fit is totally flattering, with just the right amount of stretch, and it's ribbed in a super-cute sort of vintage, French gamine way that makes it feel special—which is pretty tough to do with a plain white tee." - Jayna Maleri, Senior Fashion Writer
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"I used to wear V-neck tees exclusively, but I've recently realized that crewnecks are better if you're going heavy on the accessories—which I tend to do pretty much every day. Aritzia's Wilfred Free line makes the most perfectly textured and flatteringly cut crewneck of all time. The rounded hem is ideal for loose tucks and the cropped sleeves add some insta-cool to a simple tee. Honestly, after writing this, I'm not sure why I haven't bought this one in more colors." - Verena von Pfetten, Executive Digital Editor
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"I love Theory T-shirts. They are soft but also durable with the right amount of structure. Fitted but not too clingy." - Meredith Bogonovich, Art Assistant
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"If anybody out there is doing better white tees than T by Alexander Wang, I haven’t found them—and I have a minor white tee shirt addiction, so I speak with authority. The classic muscle style is a killer: the ultrasoft fabric adds a nice feminine contrast against  my arms, which are large and muscular, and it's fitted with the perfect amount of slouch. When I have on a mini skirt or short shorts and need more conservative coverage up top, it also does the trick. T by Alexander Wang shirts don’t come cheap, that’s for sure! But I will cut coupons for a month if it means I can add a new one to the collection." - Denise Burrell-Stinson, Research Chief
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"My all-time favorite is the Madewell V-neck pocket tee—it's the best fit: not too snug, not too long, not too loose (even after many washes!) and goes with everything…obviously, as all white T's do!" - Caryn Prime, Managing Editor
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"I love a Kain white tee! The fit is loose but not shapeless and I love that it's slightly sheer. It's the perfect summer tee as it tucks into denim cutoffs very nicely without bulking. Style note: always wear a black seamless bra underneath." - Elle Strauss, Senior Fashion Editor
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Let me paint you a scene: it's last Sunday, late in the morning. There I am, standing in a pair of skinny dark wash jeans and a nude seamless bra, white T-shirts crumpled around my feet. The pile has been increasing in size for the last 45 minutes as I've been trying and re-trying every colorless crew-, V- and scoopneck—from the teeniest crop top to the longest thigh-skimming style—in my wardrobe, to complete the simple and effortless brunch ensemble I'm envisioning. (No, the irony of this is not lost on me.) When the clock hits 12:30, my stomach begins to aggressively grumble, and I acquiesce that it's just not going to happen. I throw on the same slouchy striped top I find myself wearing more times than not and resolve to go shopping for the perfect white tee once I'm better fed.

Fast forward several fruitless internet searches later to this moment right now, and my wardrobe is still lacking the quintessential, supremely flattering, dress-it-up-or-down, tuck-it-in-or-tuck-it-out, goes-with-anything—EVER—classic white T-shirt. Does just one even exist? According to my co-workers, all signs point to no. Nearly every person I've asked has suggested a different fit, cut and brand (although there is some overlap—whaddup, T by Alexander Wang and Hanes?), which honestly means there's but one solution: I'll have to buy them all. After reading their glowing reviews, you'll also want to. Click through the slideshow below to see what I mean.

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