Our guide to fashionable T-shirts
T-shirts should be a staple in every fashionista's wardrobe. Whether you think they're boring or not, they're a versatile piece, which you can dress up and down to match any occasion. At Lesara, we have every style under the sun when it comes to cheap T-shirts. Shop classic V-necks, smart crew necks, prints and styles to suit your individual needs. Browse the range and look forward to a wide choice and excellent prices.
Why T-shirts are popular
The popularity of the T-shirt rose during the days of Marlon Brando and James Dean in the 1950's. The classic white style was such a captivating look for these Hollywood gods that there was little to stop this humble garment going from strength to strength. Despite its popularity across the pond, it wasn't until the 1960's where the T-shirt rose to prominence in the UK. Fashion designer Barbara Hulanicki broke the status quo, marketing the T-shirt to fashion-forward youth. As the 60's passed, the 70's would be where the tee would have its largest impact. Along with the rise in popularity of rock music, the demand for band tees grew stronger. New styles emerged, embellished with famous logos such as John Pasche’s tongue and lips of the rolling stones or the painted faces of the glam rock gods, Kiss. T-shirts were also worn in a time of uncertain politics around the globe. In the midst of the Vietnam war, floral T-shirts printed with political statements were adorned by protestors. Fashion gurus such as Vivian Westwood saw this trend, realising that these garments could become a medium for expression. Despite the global controversies, the T-shirt remained humble, stylish and accessible for all genders. Thus, making it one of the most democratic wardrobe staples in fashion history.
What styles are trending in 2018?
- Nothing beats the classic crew neck T-shirt:
The ultimate go-to when you want to look casual. Try experimenting with autumn colours and pair them with your favourite jeans, trousers and jacket. Because the style is a little low key, it allows you the freedom to experiment with prints (we'll talk about that later).
- Date night? Opt for a plunging neckline:
Plunging necklines are perfect for a date because they look carefree and sexy. Go for a grey or dark style and pair them with leggings for a relaxed location or spice it up with a skirt and kitten heels if you're going somewhere fancy.
- High necks for your everyday routine:
High necked tops look great on all body types because it visually slims the waist. If you're doing your daily errands, it's perfect because it's versatile and comfortable. Pair with joggers or leggings for a relaxed street vibe.
- Brunch with the girls? Try a cold-shoulder style:
High necked tops look great on all body types because it visually smoothes the waist. If you're doing your daily errands, it's perfect because it's versatile and comfortable. Pair it with joggers or leggings for an edgy street vibe.
- White tee? Yes, please:
There's nothing more casual chic than cheap white T-shirts. If you want to go for a classic look, pair it with jeans and white trainers. If you want to perk the look up, pair with palazzos or striped trousers.
Prints to choose
With the year coming to a close soon, we take a look at the print tee styles that are set to bang next year:
- Boxed typography:
Encasing a meaningful word into a stylish boxed graphic has really caught on this year, and will continue into 2019. The boxy design creates a modern style, whilst staying true to the meaning of the tee with its playful wordplay.
The world is again mixed in political turmoil, and like the 70's, people are inspired to express their views. The dominance of social media has given people a platform to express their opinions, and what better way to express your views than through a Facebook or insta snap, wearing something provocative!
- Minimalist phrases:
Blunt phrases cause eyebrow raises. Going for something solely typography and a little unconventional has been quite the phenomenon recently. If you want to stand out, you don't need bold colours, you need bold slogans!
- Hand-drawn illustrations:
The sketchbook look with handwritten typography is still a trending look, so be sure to include a few of these styles in your wardrobe.
Inspired by blackwork tattoos, this minimalist and thin-lined approach looks so sleek on urban wear. Using neon colours give your top a particularly modern feel, without overdoing it.
Animals will eternally be loved, so having a cute little critter on your t-shirt will give you brownie points across the board. But don't go overboard! Either stick to a minimalist large front print or go for a small badged logo.
How to select the right top
When incorporating T-shirts into your wardrobe, there are certain things that you need to consider before you buy. Here are some tips to get you started:
- Pay attention to how the top fits:
There's nothing worse than choosing an ill-fitting top, as it can make the whole outfit look out of place. Consider your body type and choose a cut that fits you best, because tight T-shirts are a no go!
- Check out the sleeve length:
Pay close attention to where the sleeve falls on your arm. If you are a touch on the petite side, draping sleeves will make you look shorter. Go for cap sleeves that elongate your arms.
- Wear the correct bra size:
Wearing a bra creates a smooth silhouette, but if you don't have the right support, then you'll look pretty sloppy. Make sure your bra gives your bust a comfortable lift, which will elevate the look of your top.
- Pay close attention to the neckline:
The neckline is very important. If the crew neck looks more flattering, opt for a crew neck. Try the top on in front of the mirror for a little assistance.
You need a T-shirt dress in your life!
There really is no better feeling than looking fabulous and feeling super comfortable. Whether you’re out for brunch with your girls, shopping or just taking a stroll, having a T-shirt dress at your disposable is a no-brainer. Here are a few handy tips to incorporate it into your wardrobe:
- Style a striped dress with a denim jacket, cap and trainers for a laidback nautical look.
- If you have a khaki green T-shirt dress, pair with a lightweight jacket and ankle boots for urban chicness.
- Boho prints go very well under a fur coat. Add in some suede heels and your psychedelic 70's look is complete.
- Jersey fabric? Adding a soft longline cardigan into the look will add balance.
Where to buy stylish T-shirts online
At Lesara, we have a wide selection of cheap women's T-shirts, from classic crew necks to longline cuts and stylish prints. If you're looking for a little entertainment for a hen party, we even have funny T-shirts for more relaxed occasions. Complete your outfit by browsing our other categories, with excellent deals on boots, jeans, bags and more. A wardrobe brimming with the most stylish T-shirts on the market is just one click away. Check out our online store and start shopping!