A t-shirt is one of the staples of any closet. But that doesn’t mean your t-shirt has to be boring. In this article, you will find the best t shirts for women which are more flattering for your figure, no matter what your body shape.
What to consider when choosing the best t-shirt for women
Apart from the obvious color choices, what else should you look out for when choosing a t-shirt?
Look for quality fabric which isn’t see-through, and which will stand being washed countless times. You don’t want to have to take your t-shirt to the dry cleaners!
Kim (above) opts for a black tee with peplum detailing.
Many of us prefer not to show our upper arms when we get older. Choose an arm length which hits your arms as they get narrower, rather than hitting your upper arms at their widest point.
Mel (above) shows off one of the best t shirts for women over 40 because of its flattering arm length. This style of puff-sleeved t-shirt would also be fabulous for those of you with a pear-shape as the shoulder detail will add balance to your figure.
Not all t-shirts are the same. Even one white or gray t-shirt can be vastly different to another. And, one way you can ensure that your t-shirt flatters you is to pay attention to the neckline.
Melanie (above) opts for a v-neck t-shirt in a lovely satin fabric.
Is it a bit different from the norm?
A t-shirt is a great addition to your closet as it goes with so many other items in your closet. You can wear with jeans, shorts or a skirt, or you can layer under a dress.
But, that doesn’t mean that you have to choose a t-shirt which is too plain and simple. Look out for detailing such as asymmetry, draping and twists. Take a look at my article on do you need those plain, boring t-shirts?
Nic (above) chooses to knot her t-shirt to give it a different look.
Some of the best t-shirts for women to choose this season
1. Eileen Fisher ribbed top
2. Zella tuck-front tee
You may also want to take a look at my favorite leggings from Zella in this article on how to wear leggings over 40.
3. Tie-front tee
Knot-front t-shirts were last really on trend in the 90s and they’ve made a comeback for this summer. If you don’t have a t-shirt which comes ready knotted, you can always just create your own knot with a small rubber band.
4.Marks & Spencer pop over blouse
Is it a blouse? Is it a t-shirt? Either way, the pleat down the center of this shirt adds an air of elegance.
5. Swing tunic shirt
Opting for a draped style can add an extra element to your outfit, as well as being a great way to hide a belly, if that is an area of your body you prefer not to show.
Also, take a look at the best tops to hide a belly for more inspiration.
6. Ruched dolman top
Another fabulously figure-flattering top is this ruched top below from Made by Johnny. The ruching ill hide a little bit of a tummy, while the sleeves cover upper arms, and the v-neck creates a flattering line.
7. Classic wrap top
Just as the wrap dress is a timeless classic, so too is the wrap top. You can add instant elegance to your jeans.
8. LilySilk silk blouse
Another way to add a beautiful point of difference to your t-shirt is to choose a tee in a luxurious fabric like silk or satin.
9. Side knot detail t-shirt
A side knot gives a flattering shape as the ruched detailing can help to disguise any lumps and bumps.
10. Stella Carakasi draped t-shirt
If you haven’t discovered Stella Carakasi, you may like to take a look. Many of my favorite pieces of clothing are from this brand. While you can see that the items in this article on Stella Carakasi are past season, they are timeless and still look just as good today.
11. High-low t-shirt
Another feature to look out for on your t-shirts is a high-low hemline. Not only does this look very stylish, but it covers up your bottom if you are wearing leggings.
12. Tie-side top
The tie-side detailing on this t-shirt below creates a flattering asymmetric style. You can slightly alter how and where you tie this for the best look for you.
13. Front-twist t-shirt
If you’re a fan of a wrap top, then you may also want to try a front twist style like this tee below.
14. Asymmetric t-shirt
If you’ve been reading 40+ Style for a while, you’ll know I’m a big fan of asymmetry. I like the way this t-shirt below has been styled with contemporary jewelry.
Also, take a look at how to wear asymmetrical tops and dresses for more inspiration if you are looking for the best t shirts for women over 40.
- The Best Tops To Hide Your Tummy
- How To Wear Asymmetrical Clothing – Asymmetric Dresses And Tops To Fall In Love With
- Do You Really Need Those Plain, Boring T-Shirts?
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