When it comes to versatility, nothing quite matches the white T-shirt. About as simple as garments come, the enduring presence of this staple comes down to its ease of wear and the multitude of styling opportunities it affords, looking as comfortable with tailored trousers as it does with a pair of running shorts.
Of course, a crisp white tee is appropriate in all seasons, but particularly well suited to the bright light of spring and summer. And now that we're entering white-tee season, whether you’re settling in for a lazy day around the house or prepping for a full day out and about, we've picked out some of the best ones, from luxury brands and beyond.
Thanks to the white tee's timeless nature, adaptability, and therefore cost per wear, you may be willing to invest a little more in a quality option. Including completely stripped-back versions of the style from John Elliott to Y/Project, this roundup is testament to the length and breadth of the white T-shirt.
Check our selection of luxe white T-shirts below.
Frame Duo Fold Short Sleeve Tee
Frame’s fan-favorite Duo Fold Tee is made of pure cotton for a super-soft finish. A boxy fit cuts a beautiful silhouette which adds to your understated summer looks.
John Elliott Anti-Expo Tee
John Elliott looks to a mid-weight cotton and unfinished hems for a tee that feels as luxurious as it does casual.
Axel Arigato Juniper T-Shirt
Axel Arigato has been building out its apparel collection lots lately. The label showed us recently that it could do modern refinement with a Mulberry collaboration, and now it shows its playful side with a cute Bambi graphic to the chest.
Helmut Lang Logo-print T-shirt
With the entrance of Peter Do as the creative director of Helmut Lang, there’s an exciting future for the house. Celebrate the brand's minimalist approach with this classic logo-print T-shirt.
Jil Sander Logo-Print T-shirt
Jil Sander breaks away from its minimalist aesthetic and brings an oversized gem. This white T-shirt features dropped shoulders, a thick crewneck, and a short torso to highlight a boxy fit.
Y/Project Short Sleeve T-shirt
Glenn Martens' passion for denim doesn’t stop on the runway. He puts a spin on this loose white tee by displaying a high-waisted jeans print at the bottom. Pair these with some black jeans to create a double-pant illusion.
Marni Short Sleeve T-shirt
Marni and No Vacancy Inn infuse their spring colorways into basic pieces like this white tee. It features a boxy silhouette for a baggier fit and adds pastel colorways to the graphic logo at the back.
ERL Venice T-Shirt
ERL imprints its love for Venice Beach in this white t-shirt. Composed of thin cotton, this tee is super lightweight making it ideal for the warmest summer days. Pair this slim shirt with some oversized shorts to create a snatched silhouette.
Post Archive Faction 5.0+ T-Shirt
Continuing with another lightweight tee, this Post Archive Faction T-shirt is basically see-through. Its length drops below the butt to enhance a relaxed fit. Show some skin this summer.
The Row Nilson T-Shirt
Famed for its elevated basics, The Row crafts a luxurious version of a classic white tee. It maintains the classic shape of a t-shirt but adds a seam line at the back for a unique touch.
KENZO Bowling Team T-Shirt
After seasons of pixelated and varsity-inspired collections, Kenzo is bringing retro to this SS23. The brand reimagines vintage bowling logos and fits pin graphics to the reverse in green and orange.
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