You could easily go out, buy a tri-pack of boxy t-shirts and call it a day. We’ve done it, and you’ve done it. But you know as well as we do that those shirts aren’t necessarily flattering, and they don’t really feel amazing either. They’ll do, sure, but they are not the ideal. So we’ve found 18 t-shirts that fit every lifestyle. Like to lounge and binge-watch TV? We’ve got a shirt for that. Into yoga? We’ve got you covered, too. Looking for something ultra-soft? It’s here. Frankly, we’ve considered every scenario to give you the best look into the world of the perfect, most flattering and most comfortable tees out there. Which is your favourite?
How to find the perfect, most flattering, most comfortable tee
Yoga and BeyondFrom cult workout brand, Lululemon, this tee is made with a seaweed-based yarn and looks great both in the yoga studio and on the street.
Lululemon Love Tee II, $58 at Lululemon. Lululemon
Yoga and BeyondFrom Reitmans' new athletic line, this top will wick sweat away from your body so you can look cute at the gym or just running around.
Reitmans Hyba Wicking Tee, $32 at Reitmans. Reitmans
Best with LeggingsWant a t-shirt long enough to cover your bum? This loose, sheer tee looks great with leggings and skinny jeans.
Talula Bilbao T-Shirt, $45 at Aritzia. Aritzia
Best with LeggingsThis longer-in-back t-shirt is great with jeggings and other tight pants. The mix of modal and cotton is super soft like your favourite pj top, but the modern cut looks chic.
Titika Guiry Top, $40 at Titika. Titika
Eco-friendlyOrganic and affordable? Yep. These cute cotton tees are part of H&M's Conscious collection.
H&M Conscious 2-Pack Tops, $15 at H&M. H&M
Eco-friendlyMade from organic or natural raw fibres, this relaxed-fit, linen-cotton blend tee just might become your favourite.
Need Supply Loose Tee in Off White, em><$75 at Need Supply Co.. Need Supply
'90s-inspiredNeed something to wear with your high-waisted jeans? This simple, cropped top is thankfully more tee than sports bra.
Zara Knit Crop Top, $16 at Zara. Zara
'90s-inspiredThe width and stripes on this roomy tee make it look more cropped than it is. Wear it with your favourite beat-up jeans for a '90s vibe.
American Apparel Stripe Light Ottoman Rib Mid-Length Pocket Tee, $36 at American Apparel. American Apparel
For LayeringThe J.Crew tissue tee is a classic and a must-have for those whose wardrobes consist mostly of jeans and tees. In white with a V-neck, you can't go wrong. Layer it over a simple camisole or under your favourite sweater.
J.Crew Tissue V-Neck T-Shirt, $44 at J.Crew. J.Crew
For LayeringThis scoop-neck tee with a pocket has a few other details. It is just as sheer as J.Crew's, but not so sheer that you couldn't just wear it with a pretty or brightly coloured bra.
Club Monaco Sunny Tee, $40 at Club Monaco. Club Monaco
Super-SoftFor that worn-in feel without the stains and visible wear, this boxy tee is like that shirt you borrowed from your ex and never gave back. Except it's free of bad memories.
AEO Soft & Sexy Boxy V-Neck T-Shirt, $33 at American Eagle Outfitters. AEO
Super-SoftThis 100 per cent cotton tee has been through a special soft-wash treatment to give it that worn-in feel. It also helps the fabric drape better than your average just-off-the-shelf tee.
American Apparel Ultra Wash Tee, $35 at American Apparel. American Apparel
Beyond BasicSometimes you want a t-shirt that'll actually dress up your jeans. It's the little things, like this faux knot, that add interest and class to this casual favourite.
Club Monaco Aren Top, $99 at Club Monaco. Club Monaco
Beyond BasicA flowing shape and shoulder cut-outs make this t-shirt look romantic. Wear it on a date or simply elevate your favourite skinnies just by throwing this on.
Zara Flowing T-Shirt, $20 at Zara.Zara
DesignerIf you're going to shell out big bucks (more than $100) on a simple tee, it might as well be by Alexander Wang. This is the label fashionistas splurge on for their Sunday brunch best.
T by Alexander Wang Classic Jersey t-Shirt, $115 at Net-A-Porter.com. Alexander Wang
DesignerWant a really upscale t-shirt? Invest in one by the Olsen twins' award-winning label The Row. The sisters, known for their boho-chic style, know a thing or two about making slouchy basics luxe.
The Row Stilton Jersey Top, $377 at The Row The Row
LuxuryKit and Ace have developed what they call "technical cashmere," a super- soft but won't-stretch-out, lightweight luxury fabric. This tee is a casual, comfy shape with a touch of gold for a little something special.
Kit and Ace Noosa Tee, $78 at Kit and Ace. Kit and Ace
LuxuryA touch of cashmere mixed with cotton makes this a super-soft, indulgent everyday basic.
Helmut Lang Scoop Neck Cotton & Cashmere Jersey Tee, $219 at Nordstrom. Helmut Lang