There’s something so chic about a simple white T-shirt. It looks crisp and pulled together while still oozing nonchalance, no matter how much thought you’ve put into your outfit. The best white T-shirts can add a laid-back twist to tailoring, dress down evening attire and make seasonal pieces go the extra mile. But, you have to get the fit just right (and once you’ve found it, stick with it). From boxy cropped styles to slimline layering heroes, here are a few key shapes you should keep on rotation – and a few that will liven up your basics collection, too.
Best for T-shirt haters
For those who prefer a more feminine look, the unstructured silhouette of a T-shirt just won’t cut it. Brunello Cucinelli has solved this issue with the silk sash on this number: it drapes over the bust to highlight the smallest part of your waist and ties at the back in a pretty bow.
Silk-trimmed T-shirt, £750, Brunello Cucinelli at Net-a-Porter