I’m slightly obsessed with finding the perfect tee. I have seriously searched for fabrics that I might be able to use and have borrowed a friends serger in hopes of learning how to put one together. I’ve experimented with shortening too-long sleeves and with enlarging a XL female cut tee by adding side panels. It’s a little ridiculous.
The perfect tee:
- A combo fabric, NOT 100% cotton. Cotton/spandex, Cotton/poly, Poly/spandex, Modal/spandex
- A female cut: shorter sleeves (between cap-sleeve and elbow), NOT a box, yet long enough to cover the top of pants
- Holds shape: If I wear it for 2 hours and it looks like a tent, something is majorly wrong.
- Color options: beyond black and white
- Size: at least to a 26/28
It’s not even just short-sleeved tees, but this obsession goes to long sleeved tees and 3/4 sleeves. Crew and v-neck. And what about tissue tees where you can layer? And also just basic ones to wear to the gym?
I’ve had some good luck with workout stuff from Old Navy, and stumbled upon a new activewear tee that they came out with. Of course I ordered one immediately. Here are photos (worn with the Old Navy compression pants)
The detail is shown much better on the Old Navy photos:
I am way excited for this tee. At $22.94, I can definitely deal with the price. They are a cotton/spandex blend, and worn 2 days in a row (what? It’s the weekend!) it hasn’t stretched out or lost shape at all. Even with my super long torso, it was plenty long to cover what I wanted it to cover. They have them in sizes 1x-4x (28/30), which is amazing. Downsides? Currently only available in the carbon color I’m wearing (graphite gray) and the aqua color shown here as well. They need more colors so I can buy them all!! These are going to be perfect with jeans and a long funky necklace, or at the gym.
What’s your favorite tee shirt?