The best way for any woman to pull off an effortlessly elegant look without having to try too hard is to invest in a versatile white shirt.

Here are three classic white shirts that you’ll want to keep forever:

The long-sleeved shirt

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Every women should own at least two long-sleeved shirts – a wardrobe staple that never goes out of fashion. This item can easily transition from one season to the next.

The short-sleeved shirt

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Still a classic look, the short-sleeved white shirt is more fun and allows freedom for your arms. Pair yours with different types of prints for a fresh summery look.

The shirt-dress 

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The shirt-dress can easily be transformed from a relaxed day-time outfit to a more sophisticated look. Add a thin belt to accessorise it.

How to keep your white garments white

Wearing white feels great, but maintaining the original colour can be challenging. Here are some tips to help you keep your white shirts looking crisp and brand-new at all times:

  1. Always hand wash. A washing machine may not completely wash off all collar stains, so always hand wash for best results.
  2. Iron the underside of the collar. This prevents the collar from yellowing.
  3. Limit heat and ironing time. When your white shirt is wet from the wash, place it straight onto a hanger and tug out as many creases and wrinkles as you can, so you won’t have to spend too much time ironing it.