I love white shirts. The good ones are crisp, clean-lined and stylish --- they pull an outfit together with ease. One of my favorite brands is Anne Fontaine, a designer who got her start focusing solely on white shirts. Now she's expanded to black, knits and jackets, but the unique details on her white shirts (as well as the quality of the fabrics) really make them stand out. Her shirts come at a hefty price so I only have one, but I treasure it. Here it is with a knit vest over it --- love the double collar and the double cuffs.
The January 2008 issue of Burda magazine featured several cool patterns for white shirts. Here's one I've had my eye on --- the sleeve detail is special.
Image from www.burdafashion.com.
Here's a short piece from the WSJ titled, "The White Shirt: A Roving Quest for Perfection" about white shirts and how to choose a quality one. While the focus is on men's shirts, I think the same principles apply for women as well.
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