MM's Must Haves: Basic White Tee Shirt


Owning a good white tee shirt is everything. Not only is this a wardrobe staple, but it's a classic item that pairs with EVERYTHING in your closet. Jeans, leather skirt, trousers, ball gown maxi, gym clothes.... you could wear a white t-shirt every day this month and I've got over 30 ways to show you how below.

First, finding one with the perfect fit, drape, and cut is important. It's not as easy as just borrowing your boyfriend's white Hanes, especially if you have a womanly figure - aka breasts. I've done the research and here are my top 3 styles and brands that look good in just about every body type.


I've recently discovered Victoria Beckham's bridge line, Victoria Beckham Denim, and her t-shirts are cut perfectly with the perfect fabric - a dense cotton. The sleeves hit mid arm, so as to not cut you off on that really unflattering area under the tricep, and are sewn as if you rolled them like the french cool girls. It's a bit pricey at $185, but SO worth it. Just take care to launder as suggested and it will be a forever piece.


This isn't just any scoop neck tee - it's super sexy. The scoop perfectly stops right about the cleavage, lending a little to the imagination. It's slightly see through so you can wear a lacy bra underneath, which I personally think is a nice, sexy touch to a plain white t-shirt that you can pair with a leather skirt or pants for a night out. Helmut Lang and ATM make the best scoops and are jersey cotton blend. Both are in the more affordable range from $40-$90. My favorite photo'd above and here.


This wouldn't be a white tee roundup with out mentioning a tee shirt from Alexander Wang. He's single handedly championed the wardrobe basics into Must own fashion items. I own several of his tees and tanks and since seeing this new cropped version (above), I had to add it to my closet. It's a semi-sheer, cotton jersey and  falls perfectly to show the sexy scapula bones and is cropped enough to show off a great belt or wear with high waisted jeans or skirts. I love pairing this one with my lady like skirts and my "mom jeans". I even wear it at the gym!