I Tried the 3 Best-Selling White T-Shirts on Who What Wear—Here Are My Thoughts


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I wrote a story about the best-selling items on Who What Wear, which included a stylish variety of products, from $3 Amazon pearl hair clips to a $70 five-star nude bra to $215 ultra-soft skinny jeans. But there was one product that made an appearance three times and sold the most units compared to any other item. You may be surprised to hear it's one of the simplest items we all own in our closet: the basic white tee.

According to our data team, these three T-shirts below have been consistent best sellers with our readers. They range from $7 to $90 and all possess a similar silhouette: short sleeves, a crew-neck, and a slightly loose fit through the body.

But we all know that not all white tees are created equal, and as someone who essentially lives in white tees seven days a week, I was eager to test-drive them for myself. If you're on the hunt for a perfect white tee, scroll below to see my thoughts on the best sellers—listed in order of my favorites—and shop more of the best white tees on the market right now.

Hanes Nano T-Shirt: $8 From Amazon

This $8 basic from Amazon came in first place for me in terms of style, silhouette, and comfort. I was hesitant when I ordered it. For the low cost, I thought it was going to be sheer and uncomfortable. But in fact, it was quite the opposite. The quality is surprisingly good for $8—there is no trace of your bra showing underneath (hallelujah!), and the arm length and neckline were really nice fitting. There is a reason that this has remained a best seller on Who What Wear for the past year. Hands down, this is the best $8 you'll spend!


(Image credit: @joiedejude)


(Image credit: @joiedejude)

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Re/Done x Hanes 1950s Boxy Crop Tee: $90 From Shopbop

This definitely was another one of my absolute favorites and came in very close behind the Amazon tee. While this one is the priciest out of the three, in my eyes, it's definitely worth it.

The fabric is of lovely quality and is, by far, the softest out of the three T-shirts. I love the slinky way the T-shirt falls through the body, and the slightly lower neckline is super flattering. With a boxier cropped silhouette, this is a better tee to let hang over jeans rather than tuck in. I personally really like the vintage 1950s aesthetic. 


(Image credit: @joiedejude)


(Image credit: @joiedejude)

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X Karla The Crew Tee: $48 From Revolve

While I did really like the look of this tee (and it sells like hotcakes by the way!), it felt slightly stiffer and more restrictive than I had anticipated. I personally just really like super soft-feeling tees, but if you like them slightly stiffer, this is a great option. I also found the neckline much higher than I usually like to wear my crew-necks, which I wasn't used to. On the plus side, it's not at all sheer, and it feels like good quality. This also comes in a longer version if you're looking for a slightly looser fit. 


(Image credit: @joiedejude)


(Image credit: @joiedejude)

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This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated. 

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.