Best Women's Long Sleeve Shirts & Tops
As temperatures get colder, wardrobe essentials like T-shirts and tank tops must be updated with longer styles for wintertime. Here are our recommendations for the best women's long sleeve shirts & tops.
This Caslon shirt stands out for its luxurious Supima cotton fabric and slim fit that hits at the hip, ideal for summer but easily layer-able come fall. Additionally, its wrinkle-resistant material makes traveling much simpler!
1. J. Crew Perfect Plain
J Crew offers this lightweight cotton top as the "absolute best," according to one fan. Another noted how the fabric drapes cleanly without sticking or clinging, washes well, and is durable enough for repeated wear.
These shirts come in sizes XXS-3X and are made of Supima cotton, which is thicker and more durable than regular cotton. Plus, it dries quickly - an asset during travel! Industrial designer Marc Newson as well as Queer Eye's Antoni Porowski have both raved about it (Antoni even bought 20 at once!).
This tee features a relaxed, boxy fit that isn't too baggy and comes in both short and tall lengths in both neutral and bold hues. Plus, its makers are committed to sustainability - you can return any clothing purchased to them and receive credit toward new purchases!
2. Caslon Plus Size
J Crew offers an elegant linen shirt with a draped neckline for an easy summer style that pairs beautifully with its Everyday Crop Pant. Available in sizes XXS-2XL and an array of beautiful neutral hues, linen is highly breathable keeping your body cool during periods of rising temperatures while its wide neckline and slightly boxy body flatter all figures.
TFG readers often recommend Caslon short sleeve linen shirts in women's styles as ideal travel attire, making this pricey but well-constructed garment from quality fabrics that will stand the test of time and save suitcase space at the same time. Plus, its wrinkle-free performance saves precious suitcase space!
Michael Stars Gracie's long sleeve linen button-down shirt is an ideal way to stay cool, comfortable, and fashionable while remaining stylish. Featuring a relaxed fit that makes rolling up sleeves easy for an easy casual look - not to mention an elegant notch collar and front button closures for easy wearability - this blouse comes in sizes PP-3X for your convenience.
3. Ibex Merino Wool
Ibex was created by Boston investment banker John Fernsell and Vermont sheep farmer Peter Helmetag to educate outdoor industry members, then obsessed with synthetics, about the advantages of wool. Merino wool in particular is revered as "nature's original performance fiber," thanks to its superior temperature regulation, sweat-wicking abilities, antimicrobial properties, and resistance against wear and pilling.
Merino wool is extremely comfortable against your skin, stretching well while its natural crimp adds durability. Merino absorbs moisture before releasing vapor back out again, keeping you cool in winter but warm in summer - ideal for baselayers, puffy jacket fill, glove liners, neck gaiters, and more.
This year, Springbok Running Clothing released their Springbok Run running apparel collection featuring a half-and-half blend of merino wool and TENCEL fiber, tailored specifically for runners navigating heat and humidity. By including 45% TENCEL into the blend, the fabric can wick moisture three times faster while staying 40% cooler compared to similar fabrics used without TENCEL; perfect for hot-weather mountain running or hiking activities such as the one below which features lightweight merino wool blend with elasticated hem to keep out cold weather temperatures.
4. L.L. Bean
Long-sleeved shirts can make an ideal look for both formal and casual events. Pair one with skinny jeans, wide-legged pants, a blazer, and any of their variety of designs--ruffled or not!--to add flair.
The brand is known for providing high-quality products at reasonable prices. Their customer service is also outstanding; with a return policy that lets customers try on merchandise before sending back anything that doesn't suit them. In addition, this company boasts an exceptional environmental record.
Citrin-Safadi considers Hot Chillys' crew neck an elegant modern version of her childhood long underwear, boasting super soft seams that feel smooth against her skin, as well as durable fabric containing Pima cotton, modal, and some elastane that holds its shape through repeated wears. Available colors include Burnt Sugar and Heathered Fatigue for convenience.
Zara was established by Amancio Ortega, founder of Inditex. Zara's success can be attributed to its ability to bridge fashion design with customer preferences more efficiently, enabling it to produce new styles more rapidly than its rivals.
An item that isn't selling well can easily be pulled from stores within weeks and replaced with something new that keeps customers coming back for more. This keeps your brand relevant while inspiring repeat purchases from your customer base.
To further increase its speed of response, the company invests in highly effective supply chain management. They make use of nearby markets (Spain, Portugal, and Morocco) for producing fashion items with shorter lead times while sourcing essentials from Asia.
Zara has become a favorite among influencers due to its global reach and quality merchandise, making it frequently featured in vloggers' and celebrities' @-mentions with millions of followers, fashion blogs, Apple Pay payments, and WeChat Payment options for purchases over $50. Shipping is free.