It has been awhile since I have written a Come Research With Me post.  I have lately been thinking, that if I am a true “research” blog, that I need to test out and try ALL the options in order to give you a solid recommendation.  Truth is, I don’t have the money, time, or desire to actually test everything out.

Truthfully, I know my recommendations aren’t the only option.  But, I do know I find the best option for me that fits all my criteria.  That is my driving decision-maker – and you can take my recommendation or leave it!  I always love your thoughts and personal favorites.  Comments are loved and welcome!

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So, I have mentioned before that I have been on the hunt for the perfect white blouse.  You know, this one:

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 My criteria was pretty straightforward:

  • Classic and Tailored
  • Long-sleeved
  • NO-IRON (this was key – I want LOW maintenance!)
  • Not expensive (under $70?)
  • Quality and long-lasting

I did not try on every shirt out there, but soon found there weren’t many.  Here are the options I found.  (Scroll down to find my favorite!)

By the way, I wasn’t paid in any way for these reviews or opinions.

Oprah’s Pick


Oprah recently named Brook’s Brothers No-Iron Fitted White Shirt as The Great White Shirt of the season.  That’s high praise!  Apparently it is perfect right out of the dryer – and absolutely gorgeous.  It is priced at $98.50 – and beautiful.  But, it was a little too high for my price range.


Land’s End’s Pick


I think of Land’s End as the birthplace of the Great White Shirt.  Maybe it’s because their catalog was a staple on  my grandmother’s coffee table.  Whatever the reason, their Regular Long Sleeve Solid Supima No Iron Shirt is a long-standing classic and looks beautiful at $49.00.  I don’t know why I didn’t try this one myself – I guess I was looking for a “new” option…


Pinterest Told Me To Pick

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In my book, Sheaffer at Pinterest Told Me To is almost as credible as Oprah.  Maybe more.  Her “Must Haves” are seriously “must have”.  Anyway, I can’t mention the white blouse without mentioning her pick of the Oxford Shirt from GapIt is cheaper at $49.95 – but isn’t no-iron.  That for me was a deal-breaker.  But, I know this is great option because Sheaffer said so!


The Limited Essential Shirt

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I LOVE the Limited – so I couldn’t talk about blouses without mentioning their Essential Shirt.  Their beautiful shirt is priced at $49.95 and has HIGH reviews.  But, it doesn’t claim to be wrinkle-free.  Not an option over here.


My New Favorite

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Ok, so my research wasn’t that extensive – and I didn’t try all the options – but I do LOVE the blouse I picked.  All  the women in my family have told me over and over again that Talbot’s Wrinkle-Resistant Shirt is THE white blouse to buy.  It is priced at $72.50 (some sizes now as low as $21.99!) – but I got it as the Talbot’s Outlet in Charlotte, NC (and on top of that my mother bought it for me as a birthday gift).

I will say, this shirt is amazing.  It is fitted, has perfect darts, and is flattering no matter how I wear it.  And, let’s talk about the wrinkle-resistance.  Seriously.  I let this shirt sit in the dryer for a day WRINKLY and then wore it the next day.  Not a wrinkle in sight.  It’s beautiful :).

Do you have a favorite white blouse?  Please share!!


Read My Other Wardrobe Posts Here

My Capsule Wardrobe

5 Tips to Never Iron Again

The Secret to make your heels comfortable all day long

My favorite basics from Forever 21

How to Buy and Sell Clothes on Ebay

The Perfect White Blouse

Get Your Man Some Nice Jeans

How to shop sales and never pay full price

Denim for Women 101

5 Rules for the Perfect Wardrobe

Just Call me Audrey | Must-Have Items for your Wardrobe

The Classic Pencil Skirt

The Perfect Nude Heel

That Sexy White One Piece