How Should a T-Shirt Fit?

Find the T-shirt that fits the way you want it to.

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T-shirts aren't just for lounging around the house and working out. These days, tees can be just as fashionable as they are functional. Finding the right fit for your T-shirt isn't too tough. You just have to decide what type of fit you want. T-shirts come in tons of different fits, and they all look fab.

Casual Fit

Casual-fit tees are probably the most common type. Since you're a girl, you'll want yours to be slightly fitted, but not super tight. Try one that clearly shows your shape but gives you a little room to breathe. If you're wearing a short-sleeved tee, your sleeves should hit anywhere from one-third down your arm to all the way to your elbow. Try a tee that goes a few inches past the waistline.


Oversize T-shirts are perfectly on trend, so try wearing yours a little baggy. How baggy you want to go is really up to you. If you still want to show off your feminine shape a little bit wear a tee that looks just a couple of sizes too big, not one you borrowed from your 6-foot, 7-inch boyfriend. Pair yours with fitted pants, shorts or a cute mini and you're all set.

Cropped Tee

That's right, crop tops are making a comeback. The cropped T-shirt is a cool way to look a little sexy and a little relaxed at the same time. Your cropped T-shirt shouldn't be super fitted. Look for one that fits about a size or two bigger than your fitted tops. Your shirt should stop anywhere from two inches below the bust to above your belly.

Form Fitting

If you want to flaunt your curves, try a form-fitting tee. The best-fitting tighter tees are the ones with a bit of stretch. Your sleeves can still be any length, from one-third down to all the way to the elbow. The rest of your tee should hug your curves. Just make sure it doesn't look sloppy. Try a T-shirt that's more thick than thin if you go with this look.

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