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?

Fabric

the best t shirts for women - Kim wears a peplum tee | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Recreate her outfit with this similar peplum shirt, printed pants, flats and sunglasses.

best arm-length

a puff sleeve t-shirt with a midi skirt | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Check out this similar puff sleeve shirt, skirt, slides and sunglasses to steal her look.

Neckline

best t shirts for women - satin t-shirt | 40plusstyle.com

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.

For instance, a v-neck is generally flattering for everyone, but you might want to consider a boat-neck option, which can look great on hourglass figures or if you are a pear shape.

Melanie (above) opts for a v-neck t-shirt in a lovely satin fabric. Get her look with this similar satin shirt, jeans, sandals and earrings.

Is it a bit different from the norm?

a knot t-shirt with a midi skirt | 40plusstyle.com

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.

Recreate her outfit with this similar front twist shirt, midi skirt, sandals, necklace and sunglasses.

Some of the best t-shirts for women to choose this season

1.Eileen Fisher ribbed top

Eileen Fisher is always a good go-to for style which won’t date. Wide-ribbing in vertical lines adds some texture to the t-shirt below, which is available in a choice of four colors.

Eileen Fisher ribbed top | 40plusstyle.com

Eileen Fisher ribbed top

2. Zella tuck-front tee

I love the tuck detailing on the t-shirt below from athleisure brand Zella.

Zella tuck front t-shirt | 40plusstyle.com

Zella tuck front t-shirt

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. NSF 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.

NSF Clothing front tie t-shirt | 40plusstyle.com

NSF Clothing front tie t-shirt

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.

Marks & Spencer logline popover blouse | 40plusstyle.com

Marks & Spencer logline popover blouse

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.

AMCLOS swing tunic shirt | 40plusstyle.com

AMCLOS swing tunic shirt

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.

Made by Johnny dolman top | 40plusstyle.com

Made by Johnny dolman top

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.

GURBERRY cross wrap top | 40plusstyle.com

GURBERRY cross wrap top

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.

LilySilk silk blouse | 40plusstyle.com

LilySilk silk blouse

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.

Lark & Ro side knot detail top | 40plusstyle.com

Lark & Ro side knot detail top

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.

Stella Carakasi draped knit top | 40plusstyle.com

Stella Carakasi draped knit top

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.

Aokosor high/low loose shirt | 40plusstyle.com

Aokosor high/low loose shirt

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.

best t shirts for women - Chase Secret front tie top | 40plusstyle.com

Chase Secret front tie top

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.

best t shirts for women - Jescakoo front twist shirt | 40plusstyle.com

Jescakoo front twist shirt

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.

best t shirts for women - YESNO handkerchief shirt | 40plusstyle.com

YESNO handkerchief shirt

Continue reading:

  1. The Best Tops To Hide Your Tummy
  2. How To Wear Asymmetrical Clothing – Asymmetric Dresses And Tops To Fall In Love With
  3. Do You Really Need Those Plain, Boring T-Shirts?

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