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The best white t-shirt according to the ‘RUSSH’ editors

russh editors best white tshirt picks

Finding the perfect white t-shirt is a quest. And not just because no one particular piece fits everyone in the same way. There's style, drape, fabric and many other factors that define what makes a t-shirt 'just right'.

To help you in your pursuit for the ultimate white tee, the RUSSH Editors are sharing their forever favourites. These are the treasured pieces loved by our team, and the ones you might consider for yourself.


Jess Blanch

Editor In Chief

The best I ever had was a Daniel Johnston ‘Hi how are you?” tee that I was given during London Fashion Week in 2013 and had promptly lost by the close of Paris Fashion Week only 3 weeks later.

In its absence it will remain perfect; the boxy arm, a high crew neck and cotton jersey soft enough to tuck in without even knowing it was there.

Since then only a few have come close in terms of fit and lately they include Wardrobe’s Release 5 cotton jersey tee, Loewe’s drop hem t-shirt which is perfect for a semi tuck, and Saint Laurent’s t-shirt is an essential.


Cassandra Dimitroff

Production Editor

best white tshirt

I’ve always been someone who is very particular about proportions, so it’s taken me a while to find my ideal cut when it comes to t-shirts. I don’t like anything too tight or too long, and I prefer something high-necked over a scoop or V-neck cut. On one of my first visits to Melbourne’s Gertrude Street, I stumbled across a local boutique called Hansom, who stock some of the highest quality and beautifully cut basics I’ve seen. I snapped up one of their Box Tees in White and it's become an integral part of my weekly dressing ever since.


Alys Hale

Music Editor

best white tshirt

When I think of iconic white t-shirts, and ones I would love to own, my mind immediately goes to the infamous Sex and Seditionaries tits t-shirt by Westwood and Mclaren for which I might have to do some serious saving. For a while I thought the best white t-shirt was actually a white singlet but I’ve subsequently realised, it's the ribbing that I love over the shape. Silk Laundry have perfected the rib, so I’ll double up, with one XS for under a suit and one XL for over a swimsuit.


Megan Nolan

Marketing Manager

best white tshirt

I’m in my oversize era which means bigger is better. I find men’s tees have a higher neckline than women’s which I prefer, and they tend to be thicker which helps avoid the see-through experience. My current pick is the Uniqlo U AIRism Cotton t-shirts (oversized or regular fit). They have a high neckline, boxy fit and longer sleeves, but aren’t as long as typical men’s tees so they sit just below the waistband of your jeans. I like that it also pokes out the bottom when I wear more fitted jumpers which adds dimension to a simple look.



Mia Steiber

Digital Strategy Director & Associate Publisher

I have an hourglass figure, and unfortunately very boxy styles are not even slightly flattering on me. This makes finding the perfect white tee a real challenge. But here is where I've landed.

I always opt for style with a shorter sleeve - bordering on a cap sleeve. Bassike's slim muscle tank is perfect for me. It's a loose fit but still has some shape. It's also ever so slightly sheer which I personally love. This is my go-to for when I want a relaxed vibe. I love the cut so much that I have it in three colours. But, of course the classic white will always be my favourite. Bassike is also a B Corp brand which I love because sustainability is very important to me.

My next favourite is this baby tee from Sir. Baby tees are one of my favourite cuts but they were out of fashion for so long. I had been desperately clinging to an old Topshop one I'd bought 15 years ago. I must have repaired it five or six times. Thankfully, Baby tees came back and I was able to replace my dying favourite. I like Sir's interpretation because it's fitted and is cropped at the perfect length. The sleeves are also immensely flattering.



Olivia Repaci

Creative Studio and Campaigns Manager

best white tshirt

I love a T-shirt that sits in the liminal zone between crop tee and full length. I find the actual best T-shirts are children-sized tourist tees (literal baby tees). They are usually generous on a child, so on me they are a nice amount of tight and cropped but not too cropped, going perfectly with jeans. And also feature very cute graphics. When its not appropriate to wear a children’s T-shirt, I love the fit of this Neuw tee, and how lived in and cool it is.


Jasmine Pirovic

Arts & Culture Editor

best white tshirt

My go-to brands for the perfect white t-shirt depend on style and shape. But I am also a pain in the ass, and very specific. I’ve done a lot of digging on this subject and I’m not here to gatekeep.

Firstly, I’m a big fan of Leset’s Pointelle Slim Fit T because I love the feminine cut and soft, nostalgic material; while Pretties do the perfect Baby T. For a heavy, oversized white t-shirt with a thick collar (flimsy, stretched collars are a pet hate) I go to Goodwear USA. All of these t-shirts mentioned are made in the USA which I appreciate. For Australian made white t-shirts and staples, Australian Stitch sits at an affordable price point and all is a gentle spring’s Merino wool and cotton t-shirts are beautifully cut and made. Finally, Flore Flore do great vintage-inspired silhouettes; such as the Jill V-Neck Baby T, muscle tanks, and more. Plus, they’re all made in Portugal. Honourable mentions go to Gil Rodriguez and Merz B. Schwanen.


Stacey Gaskin

Consumer Revenue Manager

russh editors best white t-shirt

I’ve explained exactly why this product is such a must-have, so it comes at no surprise that the Paire T is at the top of my list. The merino fabric is incredible, I love the boxy fit and I probably need to purchase a few more for easy rotation!

This white T from The Upside is also a staple in my wardrobe. It’s light and breezy and a great everyday shirt for errands. I usually pair it with tights or jeans and sandals for a casual vibe.


Samantha Corry

Assistant to Editor in Chief

best white tshirt

I love a good crisp white t-shirt, having a variety of thicknesses and shapes are a must. And I swear by Uniqlo's t-shirts, in any shape or form Uniqlo has the softest, thinnest, thickest and best priced for quality. I think its hard to find a good white t-shirt that isn’t sheer as well. If i’m looking for variety and something more fitted I would go with Skims, her t shirts are so cute and so flattering.


Emily Algar

Beauty Editor

best white tshirt

I wear white t-shirts all the time. I feel like I’ve tried them all! The cheap, the expensive, the oversized and the baby ones. My most-reached for styles come from Uniqlo. I love the men’s Crew Neck one — the cotton is thick enough to hold its shape and withstand the washing machine while remaining relatively crisp. For something slimmer they recently introduced a shrunken shape that I love. I recently bought the Cropped T-Shirt from Venroy and it’s also great. The material has a slight sheen so it feels dressier than cotton. You can’t beat Agolde, either! The ribbed styles are really, really good.


Talisa Sutton

Brand Art Director

Best white tshirt

White t-shirts have long been a staple in my wardrobe, and I’m always on the lookout for new cuts and fabrications that can stand the test of time. This season I’ve added the St Agni baby tee into my wardrobe - I love it tucked into a trouser, or paired back with one of their silk maxi skirts. For a fresh take on an oversized shape, the Grace tee by Frances de Lourde is a favourite. I love it paired back with jeans for a more casual look. As the weather starts to cool, I also love a long sleeve option. This cut by Matteau is a classic, and I love the heavy weight jersey.

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