In the early 1900s, T-shirts were worn by men as regulation undergarments for the U.S. Navy and for playing sports. It wasn’t until 1951 that the garment became appropriate to wear alone. After the rebellious Marlon Brando showcased himself wearing a thin, white T-shirt in his movie, A Streetcar Named Desire, that the trend escalated, becoming the go-to-look for teens during the time and raising T-shirt sales to 180 million by end of the year. Since, the garment has been transformed in a number of ways, from various colors and fabrics to fits and silhouettes. Yet to this day it has been a timeless and classic piece of clothing.
When I say that the garment has been transformed over the years, I am also talking about how Fashionista/os are wearing their white T-shirts, like this Fashionista. She isn’t wearing the typical Hanes cotton T-shirt. Instead she chooses a silk, crew neck white T-shirt and pair of faded blue denim jeans. This is the all time classic, effortless and never-going-out-of-style look.
Now, her look wouldn’t be complete without a touch of colorful baubles. Turquoise is one the hottest colors to wear during summertime. This Fashionista adds a bright stoned necklace and a silver and gold watch to add little touch of elegance. Her entire ensemble is simple and totally chic.
I firmly believe that a white T-shirt is one that every Fashionista/o should have in his or her wardrobe. It is an item of clothing that can easily be dolled up or dressed down for any occasion. Also, it is one of the few clothing options that can be worn with any, and I mean any, type of bottom. Mini skirt, maxi skirt, shorts, jeans, leggings – the options are endless!