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What are the Different Tee Shirt Types, and How Do You Style Them?

  • PublishedNovember 30, 2022

Tee shirts are the ultimate clothing item. Because of their variety of price points and sizes, everyone can wear them. Men, women, and children can wear tees as loungewear, workwear, and playwear. Luxurious tees can be worn as formalwear, especially when paired with high-end jewelry. 

Cotton tee shirts

The most common type is cotton tee shirts, like those from ShirtMax bulk t-shirts. These tees come in styles for men and women, usually as crew necks or scoop necks. 

They look great with jeans, joggers, leggings, and shorts. You can wear sweaters or hoodies over them for an attractive layered look. You can also pair them with workwear, especially with a professional jacket. 

Tee shirt fit options

Tee shirts have three distinctive fit options. You can choose baggy tees for a comfortable, relaxing style. A tee with a standard fit has an as-is sizing structure. For example, if you typically wear a medium, you’ll want a medium tee so it doesn’t look too big or too small. 

Manufacturers also make tight or fitted tees with sizing features that are smaller than usual. Fitted tees usually have spandex incorporated into the fabric, so they cling to the body. The label might say 95 percent cotton and 5 percent spandex or Lycra in a fitted tee. 

Necklines in tees

The most common neckline in a tee is the crew neck, but tees are available in several other styles, including:

  • V-neck
  • Henley
  • Polo
  • Cowl
  • Boat-neck
  • Off-the-shoulder

Consider a polo or boat neck style if you want to wear a tee to work. These look nice paired with trousers. Women can wear off-the-shoulder tees when they are going out on the town, and they look adorable when paired with a lace-strapped bralette. Cowl-neck tees also look nice with a night out, and you can dress them up with statement necklaces. 

You can wear v-neck tees with jeans or joggers for a relaxing, trendy look or wear them as sleepwear for more comfort. Henley tees usually have three or more buttons at the neckline and look good as casual wear. It’s rare to see anyone wearing a henley tee in a professional setting

Sleeve styles

You might associate tees with short sleeves, but they come in several lengths and sleeve styles. 

Manufacturers make tees with sleeves in these lengths: long, three-quarter, short, cap, and sleeveless. Long sleeves usually stop at the wrist, while three-quarter sleeves stop around the mid-forearm. Short sleeves end above the elbow, and cap sleeves hang a few inches over the upper arm. 

Sleeves can have different seam styles as well. The typical cotton crew neck tee has a set-in sleeve with a seam on or near the shoulder. Raglan sleeves have a seam that goes from the collarbone to the underarm. Tees with raglan sleeves are often called baseball shirts. Batwing or cap sleeves are usually attached to the body of the tee. 

Wrap up

Tees provide versatile styling so you can show your personality. With the variety of necklines, sleeves, and sizing, tees are more popular than ever. 

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