5 Best White Shirts

Classic, fitted, ruffled, or wrapped, the white shirt is a must-have staple of every woman’s closet and the ultimate in versatility.

Lauren Hutton perfected casual chic with her white button down shirt and jean ensembles, while Carolina Herrara trademarked the starched white shirt and lavish ballgown skirt look. Whether you like to dress your white shirts up or down, read on for some of our favorite modern interpretations of this timeless piece.


You can’t go wrong with a classic. A trim white shirt in no-wrinkle fabric is the epitome of easy, breezy style.

Non-Iron Fitted Dress Shirt, $98.50, Brooks Brothers






A shirt with a sash adds some drama and can help define your waist. Tie it back, front, or off to the side for even more options. Rebecca & Drew shirts use “Trio Fit” tech to conform to most women’s bodies; extra buttons on the placket eliminate awkward gapping at the chest.

Traditional Fit Shirt with Sash, $165.60, Rebecca & Drew





We love pairing a menswear inspired tuxedo shirt with dark denim for an effortless mix of formal and casual. Alternately, tuck this shirt into a pencil skirt for a twist on traditional work-wear.

Tuxedo Shirt, $150, J. Crew





Short Sleeve

It won’t be winter forever. A shirt with short, cuffed sleeves will look charming with spring’s colorful skirts and sandals.

Perfect Short Sleeve Cotton Shirt, $58, Ann Taylor





Full Figure

The ruched seams and bit of stretch in this shirt will nip in your waist and slim your torso.

Ruched-Seam Shirt, $89.50, Talbots