Sure, we all know what basics professional women are supposed to have in their closets, but if you’re buying one for the first time or replacing one you’ve worn into the ground, it can be a pain to find exactly the right incarnation in stores. In “The Hunt,” we search the stores for a basic item that every woman should have.
Ever since I found The Limited’s highly-rated t-shirt, I’ve been thinking about that perennial summer question: which are the best t-shirts for layering under suits and otherwise wearing to work? In my mind, the perfect work t-shirt:
- is opaque
- is thick enough to not see the outline of your bra
- keeps its shape throughout the day (and after several washes)
- retains color evenly after numerous washes
- looks like a perfect basic — not too memorable or trendy
I’ve rounded up some of my favorites below — but readers, which are your favorites? (Psssst: check out The Corporette Guide to the Best Tops Under Suits if you haven’t already!)