Tees with a difference

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I have a drawer-full (OK, more than a drawer-full) of T-shirts, and some just sit there while others get snapped up and worn all the time, and those are the ones that have a little something going on in the way of shape or cut—like the wrap waist on this Vince tee, which makes for an architecturally interesting silhouette.

This twist-sleeve number is rather snappy, and would be so cute with jeans; here’s something similar cut cheaper.

The flare sleeves on this top make it look kind of fancy Japanese designer to me.

I think this slash-front tee is pretty sexy, and would look super-cute under a blazer.

The ruched sleeves here are a lot, I know, but everything else here is so streamlined that it works.

This sleeveless knot tee is kind of tough girl, and kind of sweet.

This puff-shoulder tee comes in a few colors, but I’m liking the pink; here’s something similar in extended sizes.

 

A twist-hem tee is always helpful if you’re in the mood to camouflage a tummy; here’s another good one in army green.

I just really like  the almost-elbow-length sleeves here; very 70s French. And the deep rose hue is pretty spot-on too.

Here is that rarest of things: a tee that doesn’t look sloppy if you leave it untucked. I’m going come right out and say it: sometimes Eileen Fisher is just the ticket.

I could see wearing this flutter-sleeve tee with a not-too-flouncy peasant-y-type skirt.

I love the shape here: it’s really sophisticated, and a touch come-hither.

 

 

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    Darcy
    14 May 2019
    1:55pm

    How did the industry cultivate an acceptance for the $150 non-organic, cotton t-shirt???

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    Rebecca Stuart
    14 May 2019
    2:52pm

    I recently bought this T-shirt from Uniqlo..https://www.uniqlo.com/ca/en/products/E416801-000?colorCode=COL09
    Cuter than it looks on, and only $15 (Canadian, so I assume cheaper the US)…

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    Susie
    14 May 2019
    11:47am

    On a related note, please share your favorite, essential, if-you-could-only-choose-one, sparks-joy-everytime white T. Thanks!

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    Kathi
    14 May 2019
    12:27pm

    I was dropped jaw at the first top – who knew a tee could look so spiff! Like c.w., I also love the elbow length Vince top for its camouflaging attributes. Very nice selection!!

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    Mary
    14 May 2019
    1:38pm

    I seem to be saying this a lot but another dynamite post! I normally hate summer fashion because I can’t find too many tops to suit my needs. I don’t do sleeveless so I often find I have no choice but to wear a basic tee. But then I feel like a slob!

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    c.w.
    14 May 2019
    8:45am

    This are all well thought out choices! That Sanctuary tee has such a great cut with the twisted front, but not a ton of excess fabric. Also love the Vince long short sleeves––a great one for camouflaging saggy upper arms! And, I have no problem with Eileen Fisher. I have some EF items in my closet that I turn to time after time (plus, she seems to have come out this season with a few chiffon overshirts that would work wonders layered over a tank for those of us who feel a tank exposes too much elderly skin!).

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    Mouse
    20 May 2019
    7:42am

    YES to Eileen Fisher. I’ve been wearing her stuff since I was in my 20s and am now 59. They are the clothes that I reach for the most and still wear.

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    Christina
    15 May 2019
    4:27pm

    I picked up the wrap waist Vince tee in white. It is lovely on and very easy to wear. I have almost convinced myself that I need both colors. Thanks for the suggestions!

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    Helen of Valley of the Shoes
    15 May 2019
    11:28am

    I love the sanctuary tee (especially the non-crop length) and plan on getting at least two (black and white) and maybe another color. Thanks for sharing this great crop of tees!

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