Womens Button Up Shirts

The white button-down is an effortless staple that goes with everything from your best women’s suits to jeans. Whether it’s layered under a blazer in winter or worn open over a swimsuit in summer, opt for quality over quantity when shopping for one.

These shirts are easy to wash, wrinkle resistant, and look great with anything from linen pants to classic denim skirts and sneakers. Hayley Prokos, Byrdie’s associate fashion commerce editor, rounded up some options to consider.

2. Eddie Bauer Ripstop Shirt

This rugged soft shell with tough, textured ripstop and warm sherpa fleece lining is perfect for outdoor adventures. Features include a water-resistant laminated shell, front zippered pockets and a welded left zippered pocket and princess seams.

The Atlas Exploration stayed in the top half of our test rankings, but it didn’t match up to other sun shirts with extra features like vented yokes or quick-release fabrics that help you manage sweat cycles. It also didn’t pack as well as other shirts in our test, leaving more room for other items you’ll want to bring on an adventure.

Whether you’re a casual beach bum or an adrenaline junkie, you’ll love this travel-ready shirt!

3. Riders by Lee Easy Care Blouse

If you want a shirt that looks polished but doesn’t need much ironing, consider this cotton-based option from Riders by Lee. It has plenty of details that elevate the basic white button-down: a flattering, boxy silhouette; classic placket and collar; signature bust-flattering button placement; and a long-length that hits at the upper thigh.

For a more relaxed fit, consider Madewell’s ex-boyfriend shirt in linen. It has a oversized silhouette with a dramatic, curved hem that can be worn untucked or over a camisole and tank top for a casual look.

If you want something more fitted, Spanx’s womens button up shirts silk shirt is a TFG reader favorite. It has a drapey fit, long sleeves, and a front button closure.

4. Ann Mashburn Icon Shirt

If you love menswear-inspired clothing, there’s no better choice than MTM shirts from Sid and Ann Mashburn. Their designs, fabric, fit-and-finish, and customer service are all top notch. But, their price point is hard to justify when compared to Proper Cloth or Spier & Mackay, two online MTM shirt companies that offer a comparable quality for half the price.

The Atlanta-based brand is founded by former fashion editors who provide stylish classics that elevate any outfit. The cotton icon blouse features luxe 40momme silk, a covered placket, and a slim cut that’s feminine and sophisticated. Pair womens button up shirts with jeans or a structured skirt to elevate any ensemble. Designed to be a wardrobe staple for years to come.

5. Kule White Shirt

A classic white button-down can be the focal point of any outfit, especially when paired with neutral bottoms and shoes. That’s why Byrdie staff writers consulted expert stylist Mickey Freeman (he’s worked with Keke Palmer, Azealia Banks, and Dylan Sprouse) and Hayley Prokos (associate fashion commerce editor), to round up the best of the best womens button up shirts available now.

Designed by an ex-fashion editor with a love of repurposing, Reformation’s Will Oversized Linen Shirt is a seasonless go-to that works as loungewear or dressed up. The crisp paper poplin is oversized for a flattering fit and finished with soft ruffles at the collar and cuffs. Machine washable for easy care.

6. Everlane The Silky Cotton Relaxed Shirt

The soft, crinkled fabric on this Everlane shirt gives off a lived-in look, but it actually holds up in the wash. “Check the label to see if the shirt has to be dry cleaned or can be washed on gentle,” advises wardrobe stylist Alison Bruhn.

Another shopper raved that this shirt has the perfect drape and feels like a dream to wear. Strategist writer Erin Schwartz loves the oversized silhouette and pajama-y feel of this shirt, which she pairs with high-waisted jeans for a put-together but casual look. “It’s also nice that I can cuff the sleeves for that rolled-out-of-bed vibe,” she says. “I’m definitely a fan.” Save up to $52 on this style and more durable loungewear, work blouses and casual capsule pieces.

7. Everlane The Striped Button-Up Shirt

If you’re looking for a button-down that hits that line between dressy and casual, consider a striped version like this one from Everlane. The broader stripes strike a balance that keeps the shirt from feeling too twee, and they’re perfect for the transition into cooler weather.

Gigi Hadid is a fan, too; she styled this oversized linen number with a pair of Acne Studios jeans and black leather boots. (She also recently wore a bright white poplin from Rag & Bone with a denim skirt from Favorite Daughter.) For a more polished look, try tucking this button-down into high-waisted trousers. It’ll keep you cool and chic from morning to night.

8. Cubavera The Donna Button-Up Shirt

When it comes to casual, laid-back staples that instantly look polished and put together, no shirt has been more popular than the classic women’s button-down. Style coaches and cool girls alike adore this Cubavera linen option, which is shaped like a guayabera (the Caribbean shirt that my Dominican dad wears to beach weddings) with cuffs that come to just past the center of your palms.

The pick stitch panel design and hibiscus floral print add eye-catching detail, while the cotton jacquard fabric is soft and easy to care for. Pair with Cubavera linen pants and a Panama hat for an effortlessly chic vacation vibe. This shirt runs a bit large, so size down if you prefer it to fit a little tighter.

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