I’m a massive fan of wearing white, I think it comes from my Maggie Tabberer infatuation in the 80’s and 90’s, geez that woman just oozes style. If I could have an all white wardrobe I’d be as happy as a pig in shit, but let’s be honest I would most likely look I had been rolling with the pigs, because white can be like a magnet for coffee, gravy and chocolate (among other things). I don’t let this deter me from wearing white though, the challenge I have is finding white garments in my size that I love, like a white tee.
Oh yeah, you would think a white tee would be easy peasy to find but nuh uh, finding one that ticks all my boxes is enough to drive me loco. Judging by the email requests I receive from all of you to help in your search for a white tee, it’s a challenge for most ladies.
Choosing a white tee
It is not as simple as grabbing the first one that fits and handing over a fistful of cash to a cashier. There’s much to be considered like
-The hue of white
What I need from a white tee
When choosing a white tee I want the fabric to have drape and movement, I’m not a fan of a tight stiff white tee. I also prefer a sleeve that’s mid length, it gives me options and covers my large upper arms. I also look for a tee that’s a little oversized and longer so I can tuck, tie or twist it to suit the outfit I’m pairing it with.
Oh, and because I’m curvy I like my clothes to also have curves, I am NOT a fan of a boxy hemline that cut me off and limits my options. I prefer a longer curved hem at the rear and enough coverage in the front, not too much to ask hey.
Looking at the style features and benefits
-A curve or split at the sides will make legs appear longer.
-A dipped hem gives you arse coverage and also creates interest when layering under shorter jackets or shirts.
-A v neck is universally flattering
-A scoop neck gives you options
-Change the neckline of your tee with a necklace, statement neck piece or scarf. If the tee sits to high give the illusion of a lower neckline by adding a neckpiece at the length that is more flattering for you. If the neckline is to low or wide, choose a neckpiece or scarf to correct it.
-A cap sleeve will broaden your shoulders and balance out a pear shape as will a puckered or ruffle feature.
-Batwing loves bingo wings and is so flattering but a challenge to layer ‘under’ a coat or jacket so layer a tank underneath for extra warmth.
-Quality is important, I mean who wants a tee that pills, stretches, shrinks or loses its brightness? Not me, not anyone.
-Not all whites are created equal, some are dirty and dull and others are bright and almost glow in the dark. Choose a white to match the whites in your eyes, this will sit better near your face. Too bright and its harsh and too dull and it’s well, dull.
20 White tees I’m a fan of….
Do you love a white tee as much as me?
Til next time,
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