Summer is a wonderful time to indulge in basic white apparel. White (and it’s cousins cream and ivory) help reflect heat rather than absorb it like other dark material, making white the perfect color if you want to stay as cool as possible (all of us!). Wearing white has the additional benefit of helping you feel fresh and uplifted—even if the temps make you feel like wilting. Plus, in the world of color therapy, white is all about raising those vibes! What’s not to love?
Keep scrolling to discover white, cream, and ivory tops in an array of gorgeous styles. We’ve got something for every occasion! Each top comes from a brand or store that prioritizes ethical labor and sustainable environmental practices. This is a win-win for everyone: the environment, the people making these clothes, and you, the consumer!
Best Ethically Created White Tops
Best Basic White Tee
Nico Organic Cotton Tee (Amour Vert)
Made from GOTS-certified organic cotton, this cotton tee is free of pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, and toxins. The smooth finish gives it that favorite-T feel upon first wearing.
Best White Top for Casual Outdoor Party
Organic Cotton Kate Eyelet Blouse (Amour Vert)
Do you love eyelet *and* off-the-shoulder pieces? (I do!) You don’t have to be an Influencer to rock this gram-worthy top all summer long. Show off those shoulders!
Best Flirty White Top
Great Crop Top (Bead and Reel)
This USA-made top is a perfect marriage of sweet and sexy. The organic cotton jersey material is breathable while lightly hugging your skin.
Best Vintage-Inspired White Top
Holland Top (Reformation)
Peplum. Sleeve ties. Subtle sweetheart neckline. Is it just me or is there a major Bardot theme going on this summer? This gorgeous top fits the bill! (Don’t see it in your size? Try this one instead.)
Best White Bralette
NYTT Ainsley Bralette (Alternative Apparel)
This strappy little number is a great layering piece and provides light support. Alternative Apparel prioritizes organic cotton and eco-friendly packaging.
Best Office to Drinks White Top
This sleek white top with a beautiful bow detail in front can be worn under a blazer or cardigan for a classy professional look. Later, ditch the outer layer for pretty post-work cocktails ensemble.
Best Luxury-Meets-Comfort White Top
Balance White Top (Kowtow)
Made with 100% ethical, organic cotton poplin and featuring a hemp button, this roomy top feels both classic and avante-garde.
Which of these ethical white tops would you be most likely to wear?
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Photo: Amour Vert, Bead and Reel, Reformation, Alternative Apparel, Kowtow Clothing