Idalia Salsamendi: A week in my wardrobe
Idalia Salsamendi: A week in my wardrobe

Idalia Salsamendi

Sex educator Jenny Keane: ‘I refuse to be restricted, controlled or censored’
Sex educator Jenny Keane: ‘I refuse to be restricted, controlled or censored’

Sarah Finnan

September: What to watch, stream, read and listen to this week
September: What to watch, stream, read and listen to this week

Sarah Finnan

Budget 2023: Free primary school books and 25% cuts to childcare
Budget 2023: Free primary school books and 25% cuts to childcare

Sarah Finnan

Supper Club: 8 all-in-one traybake recipes you can throw in the oven with no fuss
Supper Club: 8 all-in-one traybake recipes you can throw in the oven with no fuss

Shayna Sappington

Social Pictures: IMAGE Meet the Masters with Method and Madness
Social Pictures: IMAGE Meet the Masters with Method and Madness

Sarah Gill

This picturesque woodland escape with its own pond is on the market for €225,000
This picturesque woodland escape with its own pond is on the market for €225,000

Sarah Finnan

‘Not just a headache’: It’s time to talk about migraine
‘Not just a headache’: It’s time to talk about migraine

Grace McGettigan

September 26: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds
September 26: Today’s top stories in 60 seconds

Sarah Finnan

‘Everyone thinks my narcissistic mother-in-law is amazing. I feel so alone’
‘Everyone thinks my narcissistic mother-in-law is amazing. I feel so alone’

Amanda Cassidy

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Why You Really Need To Buy A White Shirt


By Marie Kelly
29th Mar 2017
Why You Really Need To Buy A White Shirt

One of the really special?things about the fashion industry is that it can take the mundane and make it extraordinary. The bog standard white shirt has undergone just such a metamorphosis,?courtesy of designers from Monse to J.W. Anderson. Not only is it the key signifier of what’s happening in fashion now (deconstruction is the current buzz word and it’s all about designers’defying our sartorial expectations), it’s also a year-round staple that can work as readily for the pub as it can for a posh party. If you buy one thing this month, make it a white shirt. Here are five of my favourites.

Introducing frills to what is a traditionally masculine garment completely refreshes it.

Button-down frill blouse, €59 at & Other Stories

Vivienne Westwood has always been my go-to for quirky asymmetric tailoring. I love this longline shirt. It has interesting cut without being overly fussy.

Cotton-poplin wrap shirt, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, €295 at net-a-porter.com

A reimagined white shirt doesn’t have to be overcomplicated. Some simple detailing like these metallic buttons adds enough interest to elevate this piece.

Shirt with metallic button detailing, €59.95 at Massimo Dutti

This tunic-style shirt is sort of a shirt/shirtdress hybrid. I love the simplicity of it. The A-line shape feminises it, balancing the slightly austere button-front style.

White A-line shirt, €85 at uterque.com

Sleeves are fashion’s focus point this season, so this Topshop shirt is perfect.

Fluted sleeve shirt, €40 at Topshop?