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20 Elevated Tees That Deserve A Spot In Your Spring Lineup

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What’s a closet without a couple of t-shirts? There are those you’ve had for years and can’t seem to give away because a certain stain or tear conjures nostalgia. And then there are those you save for special occasions, like a high-pressure work presentation or first date. If a classic white t-shirt doesn’t fit into either of those categories, chances are you have one (or many) of those too. 

Some of the best t-shirts, though, are those that come with a little something extra—a puff sleeve, a cool cutout, or maybe some ruffles or embroidery. They have an elevated look that needs less styling than your average go-to tee, which makes them especially great for steamy spring and summer days where throwing on anything more feels like too much.

With that in mind, we've rounded up an edit of 20 spruced-up t-shirts you can pair with shorts, jeans, and everything in between this season. From designer picks perfect for workdays to pretty options worthy of getting dressed up for a night out, scroll on to shop the styles shoppers are loving most this season.

April 12, 2023

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Gap Microrib Ruffle Sleeve T-Shirt


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Just wait until you feel the microrib fabric.

LNA Martin Tee


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Somehow, LNA managed to make the little white tee even sexier.

Old Navy Fitted Puff-Sleeve Paneled Rib-Knit T-Shirt


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This one's fitted in the bodice and puffed at the sleeves for an extra flattering effect.

Veronica Beard Jean Bea Short Sleeve Ruffle Tee


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This Veronica Beard tee is perfect for sprucing up tailored work pants.

Agolde Britt Tee


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If there's one thing Agolde's best at, it's jeans and t-shirts.

Free People Moonlit Tee


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Leave it to Free People to make a slouchy tee even chicer than it already is.

Gap Softrib Ruched T-Shirt


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From the elbow-length sleeves to the strategic ruching, this shirt has "flattering" written all over it.

Pilcro Smocked Muscle Tee


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According to one reviewer, the blue one is "so beautiful."

Paige Laura Top


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These eyelet sleeves were made for spring.

Old Navy Linen-Blend V-Neck Henley T-Shirt


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The linen-blend fabric makes this tee extra breezy and great for hot days.

Gap 100% Organic Cotton Vintage Puff Sleeve T-Shirt


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The word "flattering" is a common occurrence throughout the reviews.

Free People Blossom Puff Sleeve Tee


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The puffier the sleeve, the chicer the vibe.

Old Navy Flutter-Sleeve Paneled T-Shirt


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This flutter-sleeve top comes in sizes XS to 4X.

Nation Ltd Celine Tee


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Win: The white one isn't see-through.

Frame Frankie Puff Sleeve Tee


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An in-between sleeve for that in-between spring weather.

Maeve Catie Ruffle-Sleeved Tee


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Reviewers say this one runs small, so order a size up.

H&M Puff-Sleeved Top


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At $14.99, you may as well grab this one in all the colors.

Goldie Ruffled Tee


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Sleeves like this are certainly worth the splurge.

1.State Puff Sleeve Cotton Tee


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This tee resembles a designer style that's a lot pricier, and it comes in nine colors.

H&M Eyelet Embroidery T-Shirt


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Available in both black and white, this eyelet t-shirt is perfect for spring workdays, weekends, and everything in between.

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