The white t-shirt is a wardrobe staple that can be worn in countless ways. It's comfortable, versatile, and classic, making it the perfect addition to any mom's wardrobe, especially those over 50. If you’re done chasing ever-changing fashion trends, you'll want to build a wardrobe of timeless key pieces. The white tee is one of those essential timeless and classic pieces.
Likely the most versatile piece of clothing that you can own, the perfect women’s tee shirt can be, perhaps surprisingly, dressed up or down for almost any occasion. Whether you are heading out to the grocery store, running errands, or having a casual day out with friends, we’re here to help you learn to style this classic wardrobe essential.
When choosing the perfect white tee, it's essential to find one that fits you well. A tee that's too tight may not be comfortable or flattering, yet one that is too loose may look unkempt. Look for a shirt that fits comfortably around your bust, but isn't too tight, and falls straight down from the waist. The length should hit just below your hips, and the sleeves should be a comfortable but flattering length.
The perfect white tee should fit comfortably and subtly accentuate your curves. Similar to finding the perfect pair of timeless and classic jeans, it’s worth taking the time to find a high-quality t-shirt that fits you perfectly. You also want to choose a white tee that is made of high-quality fabric that will stand the test of time. Cotton is a popular choice as it's breathable, comfortable to wear, and tends not to lose its shape over time.
How many variations on a classic white t-shirt can there be? The answer may surprise you. One important variation you want to consider is the neckline. The neckline of your white tee can make a big difference in how it looks and feels on your unique body shape. A V-neck is a classic option that elongates the neck and flatters most body types. A crew neck is also a good option and is a timeless classic.
For moms over 50, we recommend a women’s boatneck top. This neckline is extremely flattering and an iconic and classic American style (à la Edie Sedgewick, Audrey Hepburn, and Jackie Kennedy). Pair this tee with your favorite jeans or tuck it into a skirt. Finish this look off with a pair of ballet flats or street sneakers and you have a chic casual style that has, and will continue to, stand the test of time.
For a casual day out, pair your white tee tucked into a pair of shorts, paired with your favorite stylish sneakers. This is another classic look that will never go out of style. If you want to add a bit of flair to this summer style, try accessorizing with a statement necklace or scarf.
For a more fun and feminine warm-weather look, tuck your white tee into a flowy midi skirt and add a pair of sandals or women’s wedges. This is a comfortable and stylish look that's perfect for a warm day out and about running errands, or headed to a brunch date.
You can even wear your perfect white tee year-round with just a bit of strategic layering. Find a comfortable base layer, such as a long-sleeved thermal shirt, and wear your white t-shirt over this.
From there, you can add a warm and cozy cardigan sweater for a more casual look or even pair it with a suit jacket or blazer on top of that for a business-casual vibe that can take you from the office to happy hour no matter how frightful the weather outside.
If you're looking to elevate your white tee for a more formal event, try pairing it with a tailored blazer and tuck your tee into a pair of wide-legged dress pants. A blazer instantly adds structure and sophistication to your outfit, taking your go-to casual t-shirt to a whole new level. Tailored pants or even a pencil skirt and heels create a chic and polished look.
When playing with dressing your t-shirt up or down, accessories can have a major impact on the overall look of your outfit. You can experiment with different jewelry, from simple stud earrings to statement necklaces. Keeping your color palette simple, classic, and limited will help you create a more chic vibe.
Whether you're dressing up or down, the white tee is a classic and timeless piece that will never go out of style, so start experimenting with your favorite white tee!