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10th Commandment: July 10


Velvet by Graham and Spencer T-Shirt (Piperlime, $35)

Every woman should have a good quality white t-shirt.  You need a tee that’s not too heavy, not too light, made with 100% cotton.  I prefer a crewneck, but a bustier woman might prefer a v-neck.  

A good white t-shirt can be worn in many different ways to create a myriad of outfits.  Check back at 1:00PM for Two Ways to wear this piece.



  1. Ellie says:

    Can you personally recommend this particular tee?

    July 10, 2012/Reply
  2. Ella says:

    Ellie, if you're looking for a good quality t-shirt, Banana Republic has the best that I've found. They're very flattering, thick enough to not be see-through, and last a long time. I have both the crew necks and the v-necks in white and lots of their other colors and I love them.


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  3. A says:

    I have multiples of H&M's crewneck white t-shirts. They are the perfect weight (not see-through) and the crewneck is perfect–just below the collarbone.

    July 10, 2012/Reply
  4. R says:

    I really like my white scoop neck from Boden. Not see thru and not super low cut either. There is something about V-necks that I just do not like.

    July 10, 2012/Reply
  5. Ellie says:

    Thanks, Ella! And everyone else!

    July 10, 2012/Reply
  6. Amy says:

    Amen on the advice for bustier women. A slight v-neck or a boatneck is so much more flattering then the classic crew neck. I wish it hadn't taken me so long to learn that! For good quality, LL Bean makes good v-necks that aren't too low in front. J. Crew has good options sometimes, too.

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  7. Lane says:

    I love the J.Crew white perfect fit T-shirts, just the right level of opacity and long enough not to come untucked. .

    July 10, 2012/Reply
  8. Boardroom Belles says:

    I've recently re-incorporated the classic white crewneck as a staple in m wardrobe, after seeing how flattering this (https://us.asos.com/Splendid/Splendid-Maxi-Dress-with-Woven-Full-Skirt/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2002361&cid=2623&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Agave) dress is. A tight crewneck is perfect to show off statement necklaces. Surprisingly, I found mine at Old Navy of all places. (https://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?searchCID=68131&vid=1&pid=898364&scid=898364022)

    July 10, 2012/Reply
  9. Heather says:

    busty women beware! while the banana republic crew ts are great, the v necks are so insanely low cut you'll look like a prostitute if you wear them (even though they don't look that low cut when trying on!)

    July 10, 2012/Reply
  10. LS says:

    For anyone on a budget, Old Navy's fitted scoop neck tee is fabulous. Beware that it does run small, but I love mine otherwise!


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  11. Amanda says:

    I also like the JCrew perfect fit tees–they are nice and opaque and hold their shape well through washes. I am on the busty side (E cup), but I still go with the crew necks for office wear (under blazers and cardigans), because the v-necks look vampy on me. I agree with the poster earlier about Banana Republic v-neck tees having the same issue–they look great on the models, who generally appear much smaller chested than me. I'm on the hunt for more modest v-neck tees.

    July 10, 2012/Reply
  12. DJ says:

    This one from Ann Taylor is great too. You can't really see it in this picture, but there is a little detail at the top. Not see through, good to tuck or not


    July 11, 2012/Reply