Never underestimate the power of the humble T-shirt. Beloved by celebrities, stylists, and fashion lovers alike, the affordable and universally flattering T-shirt might be fashion's great equalizer.
But of course, T-shirts are subject to the whims of the fashion elite just like any other article of clothing. From fabric and finishing to silhouette and cut, T-shirt trends change with every passing season.
As for 2020, we did some investigating to determine the tees that will continue to dominate the year ahead. From muscle tees to ribbed tanks, shop the eight T-shirt trends that will reign supreme in 2020, according to our favorite fashion insiders.
The Muscle Tee
One emerging T-shirt trend that feels distinctly 2020 is the structured muscle tee. Brands like The Frankie Shop and Reformation have released their unique iterations of the look, further solidifying its growing appeal.
The Frankie Shop Eva Padded Shoulder Muscle T-Shirt ($75)
Agolde Muscle Tee ($58)
The Textured Tee
Mimicking the chunky-knit trend that dominated the sweater-sphere, textured T-shirts à la Sabina Socol and Diane Kari are going strong into 2020. From pointelle to mohair, the style will add visual interest to your standard tee-and-jean uniform.
Topshop Frill Sleeve Crop Sweater ($40)
BDG Pointelle Sweater Tee ($34)
The Scripted Tee
Whether it's a single Nike swoosh or an almost indistinct line of script, graphic tees have gone minimalist. Throw one on with a midi skirt or jeans to add a subtle touch of personality to your outfit.
Re/Done 90s Oversized Tee ($135)
Rag & Bone Ships Tee ($95)
The Cardigan Tee
The cardigan trend has become so ubiquitous that it's been reimagined in nearly every material, including classic cotton. From Henleys to full-on T-shirt cardigans, button detailing shows no signs of stopping.
Aritzia Shrunken Cardigan ($80)
David Lerner Cardigan Top ($99)
The Thrift Store Find
From 1980s restaurant merch to tourist tees, kitschy vintage T-shirts are a favorite among the fashion set. While you certainly can't replace a thrift store gem, brands like Re/Done have mastered the art of the vintage-inspired graphic tee.
Re/Done Classic Tee New York City ($125)
Coca-Cola Eighties Coke Short Sleeve T-Shirt ($18)
The Lettuce-Edge Tee
If lettuce-edge tees are any indication, the '90s fashion renaissance is still going strong. Retailers like Urban Outfitters and & Other Stories have repurposed the look for 2020, and we're here for it.
Forever 21 Lettuce-Edge Pointelle Knit Tee ($13)
& Other Stories Stretch Mock Neck Top ($25)
The Ribbed Tank
The fashion set is still fixated on classic ribbed tank tops, pairing the simple staple with everything from wide-leg trousers and sneakers to silk midi skirts and heels. If you haven't made the investment yet, you certainly won't regret it.
Re/Done Ribbed Tank ($74)
Target Ribbed Tank Top ($8)
The Classic White T-Shirt
Our research has underscored one important fact: The classic white T-shirt will never go out of style. Countless fashion insiders still work the timeless staple into their everyday wardrobes, pairing their go-to tee with jeans, skirts, dresses, trousers, and the like. Don't know which T-shirt to buy? We've done the legwork for you.
James Perse Vintage Boy Tee ($85)
Madewell Northside Vintage Tee ($16)
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