The Best White Tee

February 13, 2018

the best white tee

There’s a “jeans and a tee” girl inside of all of us, right? I’m pretty sure if I could only wear one outfit for the rest of my life, that would be it. It’s not surprising that one of our most asked questions is: What is the best white tee? This is a tough question to answer because everyone has their preferences – I personally don’t mind when a tee is a little sheer, I’m all for a boxier cut and a heathered vintage texture. We put 5 white tees to the test and rated them on fit, sheerness, quality, and versatility. Prior to this little fashion experiment my all time favorite tee was the Madewell Whisper – and it is still up there in the rankings! However, I just might have a new go-to…. If you have a tee that we need to try, leave a comment and let us know!the motherchic best white tees

Madewell Whisper Tee

Madewell whisper tee

Tee 1 // Madewell Whisper Tee (also available at Nordstrom and Shopbop) – wearing size XS

I highly recommend this one for anyone who wants a great fitting “lived in” casual tee. It comes in both v-neck and crewneck cuts and even though it is not completely opaque, it works great with a nude bra. It washes well, but some people complain of small holes developing overtime. Truth? Tees are not invincible. For the $19.50 price, this tee gives me all the heart eyes and I buy them over and over and over again.

Uniqlo Women U Crewneck Short Sleeve T-shirt

Uniqlo white tee

Tee 2 // Uniqlo Women U Crewneck Short Sleeve T-shirt – wearing size small

For those on the war against sheer tees – this one is for you! This great basic tee is made with a double sided knit fabric. It feels way more expensive than the $9.99 price tag! Personally I thought it was a little too heavy, but those looking for a more polished tee, this one is for you.

Old Navy Semi-Fitted Classic V-Neck Tee

Old Navy White tee

Tee 3 // Old Navy Semi-Fitted Classic V-Neck Tee – wearing size small

This one was the winner for me! It checked all the boxes and is a little more polished looking than my beloved Whisper tee, yet still casual enough to knock around with the kids. The fit and the length were on point and BONUS, it comes in petite, regular and tall.

Re/Done Classic Tee

Redone White tee

Tee 4 // Re/Done Classic Tee – wearing a small

If you are in the market for a fashion tee, this one is for you! It’s a little boxy, a little cropped, and little (ok, a lot) expensive. Of course I sort of loved it, but definitely best suited for high waisted jeans (oops!). It is 100% cotton for those who are looking for a tee without synthetic blends. Definitely splurge worthy, so yeah, don’t wear this one around your kids.

J.Crew 365 Stretch T-Shirt

J.Crew white tee

Tee 5 // J.Crew 365 Stretch – wearing size small

I tried this tee because of the ratings, but it was probably my least favorite of the bunch. The material was a little “slinky” and the “fresh linen” color was more yellowish than I had hoped. The description says it’s drapey, but I found that is was more clingy than drapey. Definitely size up!

the motherchic best white tees

A few reader suggested best white tees…


  • Adri
    February 13, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Levi’s has a cute one right now, it ties in the back around the neck area. I got the striped version, but will be going back for the white one.

  • Jane
    February 13, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    This is a super helpful post– thank you!!!

    My favorite white T is Free People’s Rising Sun– super soft, drapey, and very flattering. Pricey but does go on sale fairly often. I’m usually a Medium in most brands, but I prefer Extra Small in this one! I also love the Madewell Whisper T 🙂

  • chris
    February 13, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Z gallery makes a great v neck pocket T in white

  • Megan
    February 13, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    Jeans and a white t is my favorite outfit! My go to is the v-neck Favorite T from Gap Outlet (the factory store online has them). It meets all my criteria: the length is good, it’s not thick but not sheer, the sleeves aren’t too long, and it doesn’t have a pocket. It’s often on sale for under $10, too. I have a whole drawer-full of them!

  • Genevieve
    March 12, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    James Perse makes the best scoop neck white tshirts…has various other colors as well but they are a splurge for sure. Sometimes Gilt or RueLala has them on sale but I love them

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