What Are The Best Shirt Styles For Females

Choosing the right shirt may be a challenge for some women. There are many things to consider when deciding on the best shirt style for you. 


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Selecting the correct neckline that works well with the shape of your face and body is important. What may work for some does not always work for others. Discover the neckline that is most flattering to your features. There are several to choose from such as:

  • V-Neck
  • Scoop
  • Sweetheart
  • Off both shoulders
  • Off one shoulder
  • Queen Ann 
  • Sabrina
  • Scoop
  • Strapless
  • Halter
  • Hug Shoulder
  • Court
  • Bateau
  • Cowl
  • Grecian
  • Spaghetti Strap 
  • High Collar

Varying factors for your choice can also include weather conditions and the type of occasion you are attending. Business attire will reduce your choices to be classed as office wear. Almost anything goes for casual wear. 


Now that you have made neckline choices, it’s time to think about sleeve styles. Some women are self conscious about flabby upper arms and prefer a sleeve style to cover this up. If you have narrow shoulders, you might want to think about a puff sleeve style. There are many choices available for what you feel most comfortable wearing. Some choices are:

  • Petal Sleeve
  • Peasant Sleeve
  • Puff Sleeve
  • Leg of Mutton Sleeve
  • Juliet Sleeve
  • Bishop Sleeve
  • Bell Sleeve
  • Lantern Sleeve
  • Kimono Sleeve
  • Raglan Sleeve
  • Dolman Sleeve
  • Basic Sleeve
  • Basic Long Sleeve

Choosing the correct sleeve style that is most flattering to you is important. If you look good, you feel good. 


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Select shirt colors that compliment your skin tone and hair color. When colors flow, it creates a well put together look. There are so many colors, shades and hues to choose from. However, to mix and match if your wardrobe is limited, it’s always wise to include basic colors like:

  • White
  • Black
  • Grey
  • Beige
  • Brown
  • Navy

These colors are interchangeable to create different fashionable looks. Especially when you follow a layering technique. However, if you are a colorful person you may want to include:

  • Orange
  • Pink
  • Green
  • Purple
  • Yellow
  • Light Blue
  • Neon Colours

Solids or Prints

The choice to go with a solid color shirt or a print totally depends on your comfort level. Solid dark colors tend to make one look slimmer. Wild prints can make one look larger. However, there are many prints which have a neutral effect. Some print styles include:

  • Plaids
  • Ginghams
  • Stripes
  • Checks
  • Abstracts
  • Florals
  • Paisley
  • Leopards
  • Zebras
  • Snakeskins
  • Themed
  • Cheetah

You can also go with a mix of a solid shirt with patterned sleeves or vice versa. The print choices are endless for fashionable shirts. 


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There are many fabrics that women’s shirts come in. Fabric is important for both comfort and creating a style. Some women may be allergic to certain fabrics or just don’t find them comfortable to wear. Some fabrics choices include:

  • Cotton
  • Rayon
  • Polyester
  • Silk
  • Satin
  • Wool
  • Wool blends
  • Nylon
  • Spandex
  • Crepe
  • Linen
  • Denim
  • Flannel
  • Metallic
  • Eyelet
  • Leather

Fabric Features

Certain fabrics have features they are known for. Some of these features are:

  • Bleaching
  • Anti pill
  • Iridescent
  • Double napped
  • Digitally printed
  • Embroidered
  • Brushed
  • Sueded
  • Organic
  • Sheer
  • Sequins
  • Stretch
  • Water resistant
  • Wrinkle resistant
  • Washable
  • Single napped
  • Waxed 

Keep in mind what you are looking for in a fabric.

Women’s Shirt Designs for 2019 Fashion

There are many women’s shirts designs to fit every occasion and are fashionable for 2019. Whether you are a homemaker, a businesswoman, or a retiree, you will find shirts in every woman’s wardrobe. There are many fashionable designs for any body type. Some popular women’s shirt designs for 2019 are as follows:

  • Full Sleeved Red Plain Shirt – for formal wear or even to wear with jeggings
  • Checked Navy Blue Long Sleeve Flannel Shirt – a warm, casual look
  • Sleeveless White Coloured Shirts – multi-purpose can be dressed up or down
  • Sky Blue Full Sleeve Shirt – a unisex style shirt can be worn with jeans or a suit
  • Red and Black 3 quarter sleeve – funky and colourful
  • Jean shirt with tie knot at bottom – sporty yet sassy
  • Short sleeved with light colors and dark borders, with single knots at the bottom and silver buttons all over – sporty and classy
  • Plaid designs with shoulder crops – warm and sexy
  • Rusty Brown long sleeve collared shirt – sophisticated and feminine 
  • Basic black long sleeved collared button up – Black goes with everything
  • Full length colourful cotton shirts like light orange – versatile style and warm colour
  • Tunic White Shirts – Can be worn as a one piece or with tights or leggings
  • Floral White Shirts – Great worn with black skirts or slacks
  • Glossy Grey Fitted Long Sleeve Shirt – Great for office wear

Athletic Wear Shirts

With women being more health conscious, they are more active. Active wear is not only worn to the gym or sporting events. It is very common to see women wearing active wear for a comfortable casual look. Some shirt styles that would be considered active wear are:

  • Short Sleeve Golf Shirts
  • Long Sleeve Golf Shirts
  • Short Sleeve Polo Shirts
  • Long Sleeve Polo Shirts
  • Crop Tops
  • Racerback Tops 
  • Yoga clothing
  • T-shirts
  • Thinsulate shirts
  • Sweatshirts
  • Sports Shirts bearing Brand Names


A popular fashion for this year is layering clothing. This is both fashionable and at times, practical. When you choose different items from your closet and combine them in a layering effect, you can achieve many different looks. Some ideas for layering using shirts are:

  • Wearing a turtleneck under a flannel shirt
  • Wearing a sleeveless shirt under a long sleeved shirt
  • Wearing a long sleeved form fitting top under a short sleeved shirt
  • Wearing a blazer or jacket over a shirt
  • Wearing a scarf under or over the neckline of a shirt 

Hopefully these tips about shirts will give you some greater insight for your next shopping trip.

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