When it comes to tops, I’ve got a thing about not covering up my collarbone, and I feel this way especially about t-shirts, and who knows why. So I’ve included a lot of V-necks and scoopnecks here, but a few crewnecks as well, like this good mini-striped one from Everlane.
This has dolman sleeves and an appealingly slouchy fit, and is the closest thing to a perfect white tee (that doesn’t cost a fortune) that I’ve found.
I mostly stay away from pocket tees—I feel like they look boyish on me—but this one has such a nice, feminine neckline that I think it works.
I like the slightly asymmetrical hem here.
A slightly cropped boxy tee that’d be good with higher-waisted pants or jeans.
The flutter sleeves are a lovely touch here, and this also comes in a massive array of colors (not all under $50, alas) and in petite and extended sizes too.
And I’m always a fan of a good heather blue.
This snake print tee is just the right amount of rock & roll.
The contrasting stripes here are an cool but subtle touch.
Dolman sleeves ftw. A big-boobed girl’s best friend.
Great selection! I used to be a pretty steady crew wearer but have found that Vs and scoops look better on me the more I progress as a GOACA.
I’m kind of finicky with t-shirts. I like a crew, but not too high (mini-scoop, if you will). I like a v-neck, but again, not a high v, as I think that looks more man-ish. I like a good scoop neck. With my super shorn/short hair which gets me mistaken for a man from behind at time, I like the shirts to have a more feminine feel. I also am 95% against pocket tees: they serve no purpose and are either a bulls-eye on the left boob or (even worse) off it. I also hate how some of them get saggy or droop open. Every once in a long while, one will come along that looks okay to me.
I’m super finicky! They have to drape just so and I often (unfortunately) have to spend a little more than I’d like.
Our plumbing was fixed a few minutes ago. Hooray! I too prefer a crew. I have a better sense of where necklaces fall with a crew. Though, V necks are pretty nice as well. I’m a DD cup: it is very easy for scoop necks to go wrong on me. Meanwhile, I am trying to figure out what pants the model is wearing in the very first photo, the Everlane one. I looked for a “The model is also wearing…” on that page, but couldn’t spot it So, if the pants were listed and I missed it, thank you to anyone who spots it and shares.
I love a challenge! Sadly, I think they’re these, and sold out: https://www.everlane.com/products/womens-slouchy-wide-leg-pant-black?clickId=2776295806&collection=womens-all&utm_campaign=58012&utm_medium=1-6819&utm_source=pepperjam
I’ve been playing catchup on household stuff since the plumbers left and only now saw this. Thank you!!! I had a nasty suspicion it was some sold out pair, but now I can stop obsessing on that (and instead obsess over whether or not they’ll ever restock it.) Thank you again!
Happy to help, DM!
You ladies, Kim included, probably like showing your collarbone because it’s pretty. Revealing mine makes me feel like a ballerina, even standing still. I’m wondering if you find that the desire to expose those lovely bones gets in the way of wearing necklaces. I’ll often put a necklace on, then take it off because it obscures or interrupts the view of my collarbone. This is a tough problem, isn’t it? Does the accessory or the favored body part win?
I love a v- or scoop neck, but those Madewell Whisper tees are the bane of my existence. I keep buying them because the cut is so good and they come in great colors, but they stretch out so fast and get little pinholes no matter how I care for them. So fair warning, don’t pay full price if you get them because they don’t last (sigh).
Those holes are such a mystery! I never had a problem until 2006 and now almost every t-shirt develops them. The more expensive the t, the sooner the holes show up. It doesn’t seem to correspond to anything I do or wear. Does anyone have a theory?
You’re talking about the holes by the waist, right? Maddening. The quality of the shirt is definitely a factor in this situation. Happens to the Madewell ones before you can bat an eye.
I’m one of the few out there who prefers a crew, I think. I like the coverage from the sun, for starters. I also like a V neck but a scoop annoys me – just something about it. In any event, great selection, Kim! I live in jeans and tees in the summer.
I have the same thing about showing my collarbone in a tee, Kim. I feel like I learned it from a respected fashion guru. So, probably you. I feel more feminine that way. Love those Madewell v-neck pocket tees!