16 Different Types of T-Shirts

Do you know that once upon a time, Tshirt (aka the tee) was first just an undergarment?

During the 1st World War, The European Soldiers and later the American Soldiers wore t-shirts as a comfortable lightweight undergarment under their uniforms.

Then the Hollywood movies brought the humble t-shirt out and made it famous as a trendy outerwear. Think Marlon Brando in his iconic white Tshirt in the movie “A Streetcar Named Desire” – so attractive in a simple T-shirt
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Now T-shirt occupies a pride of place in most anybody’s wardrobe. And you are spoilt for choices as to which to buy, which to wear. The simple T-shirt is simple no more. It comes in many variations and many styles. Wear it as a Standalone outfit or under your jacket or jumper

Different types of T-shirts

1 Basic half sleeve T-shirt

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The most simple style in Tshirt, this one has a close to the neck crew neckline. This is also the most popular type of T-shirt and is favoured by both men and women.The crew neckline which sits along the base of the neck, suits most people.

2 Long sleeve Crew neck T-shirts

different types of tshirts

Same as the earlier t-shirt but with longer arms.

3 Polo collar t-shirt

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This T-shirt has a simple Polo collar.

4 V-neck t-shirt

types of t-shirts

This type of V-necked t-shirts is also called a Football Jersey. 

5 Girls’ T-shirt variations

Wide neck -Offshoulder t-shirts

The wide neckline of this t-shirt makes it look like an off-shoulder top. 

Yoke neck t-shirts

T-shirts with a separate yoke. Usually, there will be embroidery on the yoke portion. 

Boyfriend t-shirts

Loose t-shirts as opposed body fitting t-shirts worn by women. 

6 Douche bag neck t-shirt (Scoop neck)

different types of tee-shirts

Men’s T-shirt which has a deep scoop neckline showing more of the body than a basic t-shirt would. It could be accompanied by metal chains and shaved chest to complete the attitude. 

7 Henley collar T-shirt

kinds of tees

This Tshirt has a Placket below a round neckline without a collar 

8 Baseball Tshirt

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This is a Raglan sleeve (Half sleeve) T-shirt that looks similar to the uniforms worn by the Baseball player

9 Raglan sleeve t-shirt – Long sleeve

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This T-shirt has a 3/4 or full-length Raglan sleeve.

10 Turtle neck shirt

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This T-shirt features a raised Turtleneck.

11 Ringer T – shirt

types of T-shirts

This is a crew necked T-shirt with contrast bands on the neckline and sleeve hems.

12 Cap sleeve t-shirt

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A t-shirt with a cap sleeve.

13 Half Tshirt (Singlet)

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This is a sleeveless Tshirt with narrow straps – usually used by runners. As opposed to the muscle t-shirt mentioned below, this is a loose fitting comfortable sleeveless t-shirt.

14 Muscle Shirt

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A sleeveless white T-shirt, which is tight fitting, so that your muscles can be shown off.

15 Longline T-shirt

The style of t-shirts with long length, even reaching up to the knees. Longline length, if done right can result in a look of slimmer elongated torso.

16 Pocket T-shirt

different kinds of t-shirt

A T-shirt with a small pocket – functional or decorative.

T-shirt Trivia – Wikipedia says that T-shirt gets its name from its shape resembling a T. Come to think of it, yes, it looks like a T

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Interesting reading: How Marlon Brando set the T-shirt loose


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