The Non-See-Through White T-Shirts Our Editors Swear By


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When it comes to the foundations of a truly great wardrobe, there's a few pieces that us fashion followers depend upon. A great pair of jeans is a non-negotiable due to their ability to be styled from morning to night. A reliable LBD will save you from a style mishap when last minute plans arise whilst a reliable pair of black boots have cemented themselves as a footwear necessity. But we don't speak enough about the most dependable item of all, the humble white tee. 

White t-shirts are undoubtedly one of the most crucial pieces a person's wardrobe can contain. It may sound dramatic, but considering its easy pairing with jeans, skirts, trousers, leggings, shorts, loungewear and useful layering qualities, I don't feel it's an overstatement. With so many styling options, once you have the perfect white tee you'll always have something to wear. However, not all white t-shirts are created equal. When compiling your staple pieces, its important that the fit and quality is to your liking. But spending more doesn't always equal better quality, and with the tendency of white to be too see-through, it can feel like a feat to find the one. With that in mind, we're collectively divulging what our favourite non-see-though white T-shirts are, starting at just £6.

Keep reading to find out what they are and why we're so loyal to them.


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"You might think that Selected's decision to name this t-shirt 'my perfect tee' was a bold one, but I happen to agree—from the relaxed cut that still, somehow, defines by shape, to the length of the sleeves and soft cotton fabrication, this is the t-shirt I reach for when I want to look put together and elevated, even in my oldest jeans. I wear most of my t-shirts with nude t-shirt bra and there's zero casting or outline, making for a very seamless finish."



"Like most people, I'm a huge fan of H&M's elevated basics and so I have a selection of their classic cotton t-shirts in an array of colours (black and white are of course my go-tos) and sizes (I like to go up a size when i'm wearing my t-shirts with a jacket or blazer and get my usual size when I know I'm wearing it as a layering piece under knits) which take pride of place in my wardrobe from spring and well into winter. Crafted in a soft cotton jersey with a round neckline and gently dropped shoulders, they're just perfection. Plus, they're affordable, too. What's not to love?"



"I'm a long-time fan of Arket's crew neck T-shirts, I buy them again and again each season to freshen up my wardrobe. Top tip, take a size up for the perfect relaxed fit. I have to admit, however, I recently tried this version on from COS for research purposes and I was so impressed by how thick and premium the fabric feels. Opt for a larger size if you want it to feel loose, but either way you won't see a shadow of a bra through this."



"M&S's Pure Cotton Straight Fit T-Shirt works as the blank canvas for a lot of my outfits during the colder months. The quality is so good and it washes really well. They do a multi-pack of same colours or mixed colours."



'I've tried my fair share of t-shirts over the years, but it wasn't until I borrowed one from my mum that I found my favourite style. The & Other Stories white tee has a straight, boxy fit a wide sleeves that I personally always look for.'



Up next, Arket's Coats, Boots and Jumpers Are Next-Level Good This Season. 

This story was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.