This sea­son, the white T‑shirt has become a hit in fash­ion col­lec­tions: it has appeared in Pra­da, Loewe, The Row and oth­er brands. The case when the cat­walk reflects life, because basic tops have been pop­u­lar for the past few years.

How to choose a basic shirt

The base almost always implies the absence of decor, but this does not mean that things turn out the same or face­less. Tops with­out a pat­tern are made very dif­fer­ent: the length of the thing itself, the width and type of straps, the tex­ture and com­po­si­tion of the fab­ric, the greater or less­er prox­im­i­ty to the sports or lin­gerie style are dif­fer­ent.

The most con­ve­nient thing is to choose a tank top or top with fea­tures that best suit your lifestyle.

Short basic top

This thing will dec­o­rate an infor­mal sum­mer look: a crop top can be worn in an office with a non-strict dress code, com­ple­ment­ed by shorts and a jack­et, or at a meet­ing with friends, choos­ing a bright skirt and “fish­er­man’s” san­dals as an addi­tion.

In autumn and win­ter, a short top will per­fect­ly cope with the role of linen under closed clothes: cot­ton allows the skin to “breathe”, and 8% elas­tane pro­vides a snug fit and dura­bil­i­ty.

In addi­tion, the crop top can be worn for yoga, stretch­ing or Pilates: a dou­ble lay­er of fab­ric pro­vides light sup­port for the chest, and thanks to wide straps, you can wear a sports bra under the top.

Short top with thin straps

This thing is clos­est to the linen style, and there­fore will per­fect­ly cope with the role of a bra in the cold sea­son.

But you can wear this top both as reg­u­lar clothes and for yoga, espe­cial­ly in hot sum­mer: thought­ful design and the absence of obvi­ous under­wear details are on your side here.


The most ver­sa­tile (and most fash­ion­able this sea­son) piece of cloth­ing is a long tank top with wide straps. A black or white t‑shirt can be worn as a top with office items, and the com­bi­na­tion of a white t‑shirt with jeans is a fash­ion clas­sic. A long basic top will help you out even in cold win­ters, as an addi­tion­al lay­er under your clothes.

What is good about a basic T‑shirt with­out a pat­tern? This mod­est “invis­i­ble” thing can be com­bined with a vari­ety of wardrobe items, includ­ing bright ones, fit into dif­fer­ent styles and be appro­pri­ate in almost any sit­u­a­tion. It does not over­shad­ow you, but del­i­cate­ly illu­mi­nates the face, that is, it works — as part of your fash­ion­able look — just per­fect­ly.

What else is impor­tant to remem­ber when choos­ing a basic top? When there is lit­tle decor, the look of the prod­uct takes on spe­cial impor­tance, espe­cial­ly if you wash it often. Give pref­er­ence to nat­ur­al cot­ton with the addi­tion of elas­tane: 8% Lycra will not only make the item beau­ti­ful and com­fort­able, but will also keep its shape after wash­ing.