I wrote a post about three years ago featuring my favorite white shirts. Some have been discontinued and I have added a few and subtracted a few. Here are my choices for Fashion Over 50-The Great White Shirt-2019. Think of the white shirt as a blank canvas where you can create your own personal sense of style. It looks super fresh and chic and draws attention to your face.
The easiest way a woman over 50 can look great without really trying? Invest in a versatile white shirt. It will make throwing together an outfit super simple. Almost all of these shirts have great price points, with one exception.
Here are My Picks
My very favorite is probably no surprise, the Planet Artists Smock from Artful Home. I am not tall or particularly large and this shirt is one size (translation this usually reads huge) It is pricey but worth every penny and it washes like a dream.
I can’t tell you how many ways and times I have worn it. I love it layered under something cropped, or a long vest, and it looks great all on its own. It is always crisp and fresh looking.
Probably #3 on my list would be the Chicos No Iron Caroline Shirt. I have to be honest I am not much of a Chico’s shopper. Their clothes normally do not fit me properly. However, this shirt is a keeper. It is “mostly” no iron and always looks crisp and sharp.
I am a big fan of Athleta. Not only do they have great workout and everyday comfy wear. They have some basics that are great. I love the long and lean passage shirt. Long enough to cover the middle but not so long that it looks like it is wearing you.
Another favorite from J Crew (more of a fun addition) is their funnel neck shirt in eyelet. This shirt also comes in red and navy. This shirt has been in their lineup for a while for good reason. It is universally flattering. It isn’t cut too wide but it is lower in the back to cover the bum. My daughter got me this shirt in white. I loved it so much I bought the black eyelet and the chambray. It is on sale 40% off right now. Get it while you can.
Lastly a cute version from Everlane that is loved by many. I have one ordered but it has not yet arrived. For those of you who like a boxier fit, this looks to be a great option.
The white shirt goes effortlessly with any ensemble, whether dressed down with denim, or up with a black pencil or long skirt. It brightens the face which is a no brainer at my age. Click on the links below for more of the experts favorites
Good article about choosing white shirts on Real Simple
Rank and Style always has good selections at good prices and they have a few of my favs
Refinery 29’s list of the best white shirts for every style and body has a new one I am going to try
Real Simples 10 Best White Shirts we Have ever Worn. This is a not to miss list covering all issues and figure types.
Do you have a favorite white shirt? If so please share your picks for Fashion Over 50-The Great White Shirt 2019. We all enjoy hearing what works and would love to add yours to our lists.
Below I have linked my favorites and a few of the experts as well. Have a Great Week!
Last minute addition thanks to Nancy. To keep your white shirts fresh and white add a few drops of Mrs. Stewarts bluing to your wash.