T-shirts have become a security blanket during social isolation. This is a closet staple that can go a long way, but it that means that you have to replace them often one they become worn and stained. Use this time at home to comb through your closet and throw away any gross, stretched, and worn-out tees can’t bear to wear in public, even if you’re not going anywhere (although we suggest repurposing them as cleaning clothes!). We limited it to the 17 styles we like the most. From the best basic crewneck to a style so thick that you can actually go braless.
The 17 Best T-Shirts For Everyday Wear, Going Braless, And more with Brands & Price
The Cotton Crew
Everlane Brand Price $18
The Everlane crewneck is the Goldilocks fit: not-too-loose but a not-too-tight shirt and it looks good with everything. It’s thin yet opaque, breathable, and comes in a range of colors and prints. If you’re looking for a tee that is basic in the best way possible, this is your gold standard.
Whisper Cotton Rib-Crewneck Tee
Madewell Brand Price $19.50
As the name suggests, the fabric of Madewell’s tee is as soft as a whisper. These lightweight shirts are a best-seller for its daily wearability with a slouchy, comfortable fit.
ComfortSoft Crewneck T-Shirt
Hanes Brand Price $5.99
You can’t talk about t-shirts without throwing it back to Hanes. We’ll always associate the iconic white tee with this affordable brand (specifically one from the men’s or boys’ section), but we’re extra fond of this new update in summery lime.
Eva Padded Shoulder Muscle T-Shirt
The Frankie Shop Price $75
If this statement shirt looks familiar, it’s probably because every Instagram influencer has been spotted wearing it. With a padded shoulder and boxy shape, it’s a modern update to the classic white tee.
Stand Together Charitable T-Shirt
Sandro Brand Price $85
Like many brands, Sandro is doing its part in COVID-19 support. All proceeds from the sale of this tee will go directly to the American Red Cross. Look good and feel good by doing your part in this 100% organic cotton shirt.
Reconstructed Tie Dye Crop T-Shirt
John Elliott Price $178
The tie-dye trend continues to go strong. It’s an easy at-home activity to repurpose old tees, but this John Elliot style is a great alternative if you’re not into a DIY moment. His shirts are individual, cut, sewn, and hand-dyed, so each one is unique.
Essex Tee Bodysuit
Alix Brand Price $98
Here’s a t-shirt for the person who always keeps it tucked in. Alix’s bodysuits are soft and give you that perfectly seamless fit.
Outdoor Voices Price $35
This is the shirt you can wear whether you worked out or not. The best part about this Outdoor Voices tee is that it wicks away sweat like your favorite performance gear, but it looks and feels like a normal shirt.
U Crew Neck
Uniqlo Brand Price $14.90
If you like a little weight to your basic tee, look no further. This Uniqlo shirt is fully opaque, so you can wear it with colored bras, bralettes, or no bra at all. The cut is tailored without being form-fitting, and its wallet-friendly price can’t be beaten.
Britney Concert Tee
MadeWorn Brand Price $166.59
MadeWorn band tees give you that vintage look without the hunt. Each tee is meticulously constructed, distressed, and hand-sanded to replicate authentic thrift store finds, featuring your favorite bands and artists. For IG Live concerts or dancing at Club Quarantine, slip into one of these.
Le Scoop Mid Rise Tee
Frame Brand Price $59.50
The scoop neckline is notorious for being difficult. The collar has to fall just right, the fit should be slim, but it can’t be so baggy that it loses its U-shape. Frame’s Le Scoop checks all of the above boxes.
Kotn Brand Price $25
Kotn is a brand that should be on your radar for its ethical practices. Their materials and production lines are all traceable, so you can know how your tee was made from the ground up.
Slip Perfect T-Shirt
J.crew Price $36.50
J.Crew makes a bulk-free tee that fits great under a sharp blazer and tucks seamlessly into your favorite jeans. It’s ideal for layering and it is conveniently offered in both stripes and solids.
Las Vegas Tee
Paco Rabanne Price $154
We all need one tee that feels more elevated than the rest. Paco Rabanne’s cool graphic tees add that designer touch without feeling trite.
The Oversized Tee
Cotton Citizen Brand Price $19
Cotton Citizen’s tee is what you always want your boyfriend’s t-shirts to look like, but better. The cotton is so soft, you’ll want to live in it.
The Cropped Crew
Hanes x Karla Price $30
Finally, a cropped t-shirt for those with broad shoulders. The Hanes x Karla cropped tee is a wide, boxy fit in a heavy cotton weave that feels sturdy. These details are necessary for a t-shirt that bares your stomach.
Essential Pima Cotton T-Shirt
Vince Brand Price $75
This longline v-neck doesn’t dip too far down: It falls just low enough to be universally flattering and works well with layering necklaces.