1. jodie filogomo

    This is no different than finding great jeans in my opinion. You have to kiss a lot of frogs until you meet your prince..ha ha! Meaning, you have to find the right brand that fits your body which means a lot of trying on.
    But I think you’ve found the perfect solution, because that’s exactly what my mom does—she alters them. It’s one thing I’ve learned from my mom—nothing really fits us perfectly off the rack. How could it? They don’t have your measurements??
    However, I do think that print tees “mask” some of the issues better than solid colored ones. You don’t always notice the pull across the chest as much.
    And material probably makes a difference for that stretching out part (and how you wash them). I’m way too lazy and put everything in the washer/dryer, so I don’t expect them to last super long…..

    • Mother

      It is funny Jodie I have no problem finding jeans. lol Macy’s has two brands that always fit me well. But I think I have tried t-shirts from every brand and none fit me well. I do baby mine because once I have altered them I don’t want to lose them. lol

  2. I don’t have trouble with tee shirts, I think it’s because I’m tall and don’t have much in the boob department. Sometimes I find they’re a bit short, but all in all they aren’t a problem. I only wear them for really casual outfits, so perfect fit really isn’t an issue for me. I’m not sure if you get what you pay for because I’ve never been able to justify spending big bucks on something I don’t wear for fancy occasions.

    • Mother

      Leanne, I don’t mind spending the money if they fit well and look good but thus far that hasn’t happened. lol Since I have gotten a little shorter as I have aged my shirts usually have to be hemmed because they are too long.

  3. I do love t-shirts, though I tend to wear them less these days. I understand them not always fitting well though. I tend to get guy’s t-shirts because girl’s are too tight or look weird, but then guy’s don’t really fit to your shape either so it’s a struggle. hah


    • Mother

      I have been surprised at how many others have said they have a hard time finding t-shirts that fit. I thought it was only me. lol

  4. This is a great question. I have no recommendations but I’m going to follow this to see what the consensus is. I could definitely up my t-shirt game.

  5. This is such a good article! And yes, the struggle is real! To me, the answer is to try on a lot of tees and the thing is that we all different, so whichever shirt works for me might not work for someone else. I try to buy all my clothes sustainably, so I turn to Everlane (when in the US) for my basics (https://www.everlane.com/collections/womens-tees). Oh, and for the life of me I can’t seem to keep white shirts white, no matter what I try!

    • Mother

      If I could find a white tshirt that I like and fits well I would buy in bulk because I can’t keep them stain free. lol I will check out Everlane thanks for the info.

  6. Finding the right fit in a shirt can definitely be an art. And not all cuts are the same. It’s trial and error for sure. But when you find the right one, buy it in every color!

    • Mother

      If I found one I would buy five in white and one of every color. lol The search continues I just think it shouldn’t be this hard.

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