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6 of the best white shirts to help you look perfectly put together

We all dream of achieving the classic casual look of white shirt and jeans but, despite it being a wardrobe staple, it can be tricky to find the perfect blouse....

By Laura Martin | Last updated Apr 10, 2024

Best white shirts

Meghan Markle is the poster girl of the timeless jeans and white shirt combo and, while we might not all be married to a prince, there's no reason why Mumsnetters need to look anything less than royal in their own outfits. But the perfect white shirt can be a tricky thing to find and comes in all shapes, styles and materials, so where do you go to find your ideal specimen?

To help you achieve this classic look we've done some digging into the white shirts that our Mumsnetters are wearing this season and popped them down here in this handy guide, which should save you a good deal of effort!

1. M&S Pure Linen Relaxed Shirt, £35

White linen shirt

I bought a lovely white linen shirt from M&S this week. They did a few colours.


M&S Pure Linen Relaxed Shirt, £35


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2. With Nothing Underneath The Boyfriend White Shirt, £100

Related: Mumsnetters are going crazy for these wide-leg jeans

3. Uniqlo Rayon Long Sleeved Blouse, £40

White shirt

I like the Uniqlo rayon shirts for work - comfy, smart and wash well.


Uniqlo Rayon Long Sleeved Blouse, £40


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4. Sezane Chlo Shirt, £100

White shirt

I know it is expensive but I've got one and every time I wear it I get so many compliments. Women and men and even my dad said he liked it. I think the cost is in the detail and material the cuffs are gorgeous.


Sezane Chlo Shirt, £100


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5. John Lewis Anyday Plain Oversized Long Sleeve Shirt, £32

White shirt

My best white cotton shirt is from John Lewis Anyday. To me, at least, it is indistinguishable from high end shirts. It's quite plain without much design, but I generally like plain simple stuff.


John Lewis Anyday Plain Oversized Long Sleeve Shirt, £32

John Lewis Anyday

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Related: The best trousers for women, a complete guide

6. La Redoute Cotton Victorian Collar Shirt with Ruffles and Long Sleeves, £42

White Ruffle Shirt

La Redoute can be very good. I find sizes on the generous side, just got a decent ruffle blouse in 10, French labels say 38, I'd say they fit more like a 10-12.


La Redoute Cotton Victorian Collar Shirt with Ruffles and Long Sleeves, £42

La Redoute

Buy here

About the author

Laura Martin is an online copywriter and editor with over 15 years of experience producing engaging, tailored content including our very own Money Saver, Swears by and other Mumsnet newsletters. Her goal? To save our users time and money with the best deals, discounts and hottest sales alongside the recommended products that are shared on our Talk boards.

Beyond your inbox, she's a permanently exhausted single mum to two children and a small, bossy dog and her main passion is good mental health.

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