Tested & Approved: Best White Tees That Aren't See Through

There's nothing easier to throw on for summer days than a classic white T-shirt.
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There's nothing easier to throw on for summer days than a classic white T-shirt. Though there seems to be a different white tee for every person and situation (seriously, there are a lot), there's one group of people out there who really only want one thing in their white shirts: opacity. When I'm shopping these days, it feels like many retailers only offer semi-sheer options that double as beach cover-ups, in blissful disregard for the fact that some of us are looking for something a little more substantial. Call me conservative, but I've never been truly comfortable with showing off my lingerie in public, or rocking diaphanous tees that reveal more than they conceal.

In pursuit of stylish, full-coverage white tees that I (and you!) can embrace this season, I spent hours at the mall trying on T-shirts and rejecting any of the too-transparent fabrics. Click through to see the styles that made the cut.


This cotton-linen blend fabric feels great and is surprisingly opaque!

J.Crew Ballet Cap-Sleeve T-shirt, $29.50, available at J.Crew.


The boxy shape and raw-cut neckline make this a more stylish choice.

AllSaints Tyler Cropped Tee, $50, available at AllSaints.


A rayon and Spandex blend that's winningly drapey.

Ann Taylor Dolman Tee, $49.50, available at Ann Taylor.


Sometimes a simple, classic cut is just what you're looking for.

Scotch & Soda Round Neck T-Shirt, $49, available at Scotch & Soda.


This top with a versatile neckline comes in petite and tall sizes, too.

Gap Modern Boatneck Tee, $19.95, available at Gap.


You'll want to live in this super soft tee!

Wilfred Free Divina T-shirt, $40, available at Aritzia.


It's a win when you can secretly wear your favorite black bra, even under a white top.

Totokaelo Clyde Asymmetric Tee, $88, available at Totokaelo.

By Truc Nguyen.

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