Womens Button Up Shirts

A classic button-down shirt is a must for any closet. The key is finding one that’s light, comfortable and easy to style.

For a look that’s polished without feeling too formal, try this tailored poplin option from J.Crew. The slim silhouette and hip-length hem will look great under a suit jacket, or worn with jeans on the weekend.

1. Dickies Women’s Stretch Button-Up Shirt

With a subtle nod to menswear, the classic button-down shirt is at the top of many fashion-lovers’ essentials list. It’s a wardrobe staple that helps you put together a polished look in a matter of minutes, and you can wear it casually or dress it up depending on the occasion.

The experts we spoke to recommend this Dickies long-sleeve stretch poplin shirt, which has a back pleat, shirttail hem and bust darts for a more fitted look. The oxford flex fabric is also wrinkle-resistant, making it easy to maintain a professional appearance throughout the day.

A few of our favorite womens button up shirts also come in linen, which is naturally light and billowy and gives off strolling-in-the-park vibes. Strategist writer Erin Schwartz loves Baserange’s Ole Shirt, which she calls “lavishly oversize.” She says it works well year-round, whether worn over a swimsuit or with jeans and a denim jacket. She recommends sizing down if you want it to be more tailored, and she notes that the linen is high-quality and doesn’t feel stiff or clingy.

2. Ann Mashburn Icon Shirt

The Atlanta-based brand founded by former fashion editor Ann Mashburn provides stylish classics for women alongside her husband, Sid Mashburn, who creates men’s clothing. This cotton icon shirt is an example of their impeccable style and quality. The shirt features a classic, scaled-down point collar and a slim cut. It will elevate jeans or a full skirt for an event.

It’s available in several fabrics including oxford cloth and a luxe 40momme silk that’s weighty but seasonless. The shirt also features French cuffs and sleek cuff links for a finished look. It’s also ethically produced, as the company uses Better Cotton—which helps sustain and improve the lives of cotton communities—as well as a sustainable linen blend.

This is a must-have for anyone with a taste for minimalist design and top-of-the-line construction. womens button up shirts It’s a one-of-a-kind shirt that will stand the test of time. The shirts from this boutique retailer start at $140, but their high quality and excellent customer service make them worth it. Their MTM shirts aren’t twice as good as Proper Cloth or Spier & Mackay, though, so it’s important to shop around before purchasing.

3. J.Crew White Button Down

The white button-down is the sartorial equivalent of a classic jeans and T-shirt combo. This wardrobe staple can go as high-brow or low-brow as you want (think 3 a.m. bodega run versus a finance interview). It’s also one of the most versatile pieces in your closet, able to be dressed up with tailored shorts or worn casually with a jean jacket.

Recently, J Crew launched a new line called Untucked that’s all about the fit. It’s based on their slim casual shirt fit, but with a shorter hem meant to be worn untucked.

The shirt that’s been a hit is this boxy Everlane one, which Hailey Rizzo of fashion blog Feeling Good As Hail likes for its cropped silhouette, which “doesn’t drown my petite frame.” She wears it unbuttoned with a pair of high-waisted jeans and calls it “perfect for throwing on and going out to the grocery store or running errands.” It’s made from piece-dyed linen from Ireland’s Baird McNutt mill. The company is a certified B Corporation, and it supports Better Cotton, which works to help cotton communities thrive.

4. Kule White Button-Up Shirt

A top that’s as feminine as it is classic, this shirt has a soft ruffle at the collar and cuffs that adds a touch of flair. It’s also crafted in premium linen, which is breathable and cool. The only catch is that it wrinkles easily, so you might need to steam and iron this one on repeat if you’re going to wear it often.

Inspired by Scandinavian fashion, this shirt embodies the less-is-more approach to your closet. The poplin material feels lightweight and structured, while the oversized fit looks chic without feeling frumpy. And because it has enough flounce, those with larger busts can still comfortably button up to the very top without noticing gapes at the buttons.

If you’re looking for a polished white shirt that can stand on its own, look no further than this tailored number from Bonobos. The boxy silhouette womens button up shirts is crafted in crisp cotton poplin that’s both lightweight and breathable, so it feels polished but not overly stuffy or frumpy. The shirt also has impressive details like refined topstitching, interior chambray piping, and menswear-inspired pintucks.

5. Anne Fontaine Clodie Button-Up Shirt

This Anne Fontaine Clodie blouse has a fitted silhouette that’s crafted from pima jersey. Greene says that its micro-pleated panels elevate the look, which she loves to wear unbuttoned over lingerie or with high-waisted jeans. “It’s just so chic and effortless,” she says. “It’s like a white t-shirt but better.”

For a more tailored look, try this Everlane oxford shirt, which Biz Lindsay of Harry’s has in two or three variations. She describes it as “boxy enough to tuck in or leave open, but still flattering and polished” and notes that its Oxford cotton has a slight weightiness without feeling heavy.

When it comes to button-downs, Torie de Jong-Tilley of Common Era jewelry has Jane Birkin’s style as her standard—which is why she loves this Mango shirt, which she calls “the perfect white button down.” She says that the shirt’s quality is on par with her Everlane shirts and its cotton has a “nice, lightweight drape” that works year-round over a swimsuit or with jeans. She also adores that the shirt has “just enough volume in the sleeves to make rolling them up [look] chic.” (Sizes run small, so consider sizing down.)

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