Not having a plain white t-shirt is like not having a toothbrush. We’re serious. A white tee is one of the most necessary items to have in your wardrobe, especially for summer. It literally goes with everything: cut-offs, skirts, jeans, you name it. You can wear it with bright colored or printed bottoms to balance your outfit, and you can pair it with sequin bottoms to make a fancy look more casual. It’s a piece you can wear any season, any time. That being said, the hunt for the perfect white t-shirt is not easy. You have to figure out what you’re looking for: do you want loose? tight? burnout? v-neck? Once you decide what you want, the next step is actually shopping for it: do you go to a store or shop online? Does it look better online than in-person? Is it sold out? The whole process is basically the worst. Luckily, we did the dirty work and found the best plain white t-shirts in every cut or design imaginable. We even have one your boyfriend might want to steal. Click through the slideshow to see which white t-shirts took top honors and to find the perfect tee you’ve been looking for.