The classic white shirt has been in fashion for quite some time.
Vogue writer Franca Sozzani indicates that in the 19th century it was a symbol of wealth. The wearer was making a statement that he or she didn’t have to worry about soiling his or her clothing.
In the last century, fashion icons Katharine Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn wore the white shirt with elegance, simplicity and grace. They popularized the item, as fashion always seems to follow cinema.
Of course, there are variations of the white shirt. It can be fitted, textured or stretched. It may have playful ruffles in the front or back. You may find a tunic that ties at the waist. The cuffs may be French. The material may be cotton, linen or a silk or elastane blend. Find the shirt that flatter you the best and can be easily transformed from day-wear to evening wear.
This is a guilt-free purchase. The white shirt will never go out of style and can be accessorized in numerous ways.