Pip Durrell: I agree with Trini – with its 23 different ways you can wear the white shirt, it’s the ultimate wardrobe staple with its chameleon-like powers of transformation
Forget the little black dress—it’s a white shirt that’s the ultimate wardrobe staple.
And, as Trinny Woodall pointed out in an Instagram tribute that has received over 14,000 likes, it also has chameleon-like powers of change.
Are there 23 ways to wear a white shirt as she claims? Maybe if you have the right shirt and accessories.
But much more than a piece of white woven magic, this single wardrobe item is also the most democratic type of clothing a woman can own. And I should know, has built a fashion label on designing the perfect everyday shirt.
As Trini Woodall pointed out in an Instagram tribute that has garnered over 14,000 likes, it also has chameleon-like powers of change.
With Nothing Underneath was born in 2017 out of a desire to create something cool, elegant, ethical and affordable. All women are built differently—from bust and hips to height—which can make certain items of clothing difficult.
But the white shirt is the ultimate egalitarian staple. Trust me when I say that everyone can wear one. A good white shirt – whether you prefer a fitted style or an oversized ‘boyfriend’ number – will probably be the most hardworking item in your wardrobe.
There’s a good reason why a white shirt has been a stand-out item for countless glamorous women over the decades.
Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, accessorised with oversized and an eye mask; Julia Roberts’s waistcoat in Pretty Woman; Uma Thurman’s, intense macho in Pulp Fiction.
Each look was very different, but each look was extremely stylish. And who can forget the impact elegant women have made – from the original supermodel Christy Turlington to the late American socialite Carolyn Bessett-Kennedy – by doing something so simple as throwing on a crisp, white shirt and wearing it everywhere from the red carpet to the high-end? has made. Street.
The white shirt is the ultimate egalitarian staple. trust me when i say everyone can wear one
A nice white shirt – whether you prefer a fitted style or an oversized ‘boyfriend’ number – will probably be the most hardworking item in your wardrobe.
As Trini highlights in her video, a white shirt is no one-trick pony. Whether worn with jeans and a fresh face or full-on glam with a sequin skirt and red lipstick, you can make a white shirt work for your lifestyle.
The confidence this single item of clothing can bring is undeniable. Princess Diana loved white shirts, but they only became a staple of her wardrobe after her divorce, at a time when she was taking on more charity work and wanted to be taken more seriously – and which woman hasn’t done that?
I was in my shop in London just before Christmas when a lady ran in that afternoon to buy a shirt to wear for an interview.
She only took what she needed, knowing it was a safe bet that would leave her looking smart and put together.
But if she wanted a celebratory drink afterwards, that white shirt would have been the right choice.
You only have to look at actress Zendaya, who wore a cropped white shirt with a long silver skirt to the Oscars last year, to see how sexy, fun, and playful she can be.
Because a white shirt isn’t about fashion, but true enduring style. And at a time when we are all trying to be more conscious consumers, what better to invest in? withnothingunderneath.com
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