How you can find the best neutral tees for women on Amazon without decision overload!

In this series we are focusing on one clothing item at a time from our checklist of essentials wardrobe items for moms! 

And to keep things simple, we’re picking the best casual Short Sleeve Neutral Tees on Amazon. (That way you get fast free shipping, free returns, and things don’t sell out as fast.)

Today we’re looking at how to find a versatile Short Sleeve Neutral Tee, best neutral shirts on Amazon right now, and what to wear with your neutral tees.

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Short Sleeve Neutral Tee: What to Look For In This Piece

example of a women's short sleeve neutral tee

Link to example (may be sold out)

The goal is for this piece to mix and match with the rest of your clothes (or as much of it as possible!).

Here are some notes to help you find a style for this piece that is versatile. 

  • Why it’s included in the capsule: A short sleeve neutral tee is an absolute must in every wardrobe. This will be one of the most versatile pieces in your entire wardrobe, so much so that we have split this into a Long Sleeve Neutral Tee and a Short Sleeve Neutral Tee as two totally separate items. 
  • Recommended Color Scheme: Neutral Color (Black, Navy, Gray, Olive, etc.) NOT white. A white tee is important enough we want you to have a dedicated white one separate from this neutral tee!
  • Recommended Sleeve-length: Short Sleeve
  • Options for Fit/Style: Any fitted, basic tee with short sleeves. A relaxed style can work, but a fitted style layers much better which makes it more versatile.
  • Hot climate alternative: Sleeveless Tee
  • Maternity & nursing mamas: Get in maternity style  | Get in nursing-friendly style or use regular style with a nursing cami.


Shopping Links: Best Short Sleeve Neutral Tees on Amazon

Here are our picks for some of the best Short Sleeve Neutral Tees on Amazon. 

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Example Piece from Capsule Checklist


This is the example piece we used in one edition of our Women’s Essentials Style Guide.

These come in packs of 2, but have multiple options of a neutral tee  + another color!  Available in sizes XS-XXL. I’ve tried another variety of this brand and they are amazing quality, thick and stretchy.


Neutral Tees Corina Purchased and Tried

We covered some of these in our post about the best white tees, but the recommendations are worth adding here as these are all available in other neutral colors!

Fitted Crewneck T-Shirt


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  • + Very inexpensive and you get TWO
  • + Thicker cotton material
  • – Very slim fitting with no stretch (depending on what you’re looking for this may be a positive!)
  • – Fitted over bust and tummy area and difficult to keep a tuck in because of slim fit with no stretch
  • True to size / for larger busts would run small 


Fitted Scoop Neck T-Shirt

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  • + Luxurious thick, stretchy, jersey-knit fabric
  • + Great value as it comes in 2-pack
  • + Lots of colors available
  • + Slim fit but more flattering than the Gildan ones above because of the stretch
  • + Perfect fit for full tuck into high rise shorts, jeans/pants or skirt
  • +/- Flattering round neck, but sometimes opens a bit on sides by shoulders and reveals bra strap. Overall neckline is too wide/low for me to feel comfortable in all day.
  • True to size


V-Neck Peplum Top

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  • + Fits shoulders nicely
  • + The peplum part starts just at the right spot to disguise the mommy pooch/jelly belly.
  • + Love the flattering v-neck (not too deep)
  • + Comes in lots of colors! I might snag another color for the fall too.
  • Could also be your “White Blouse” piece from the capsule plan.
  • – I wish it was cotton, but it’s 100% polyester so I’m not sure if it’ll pill over time. It’s not cheap-looking though like some polyester tops.
  • True to size


Madewell V-Neck

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  • + A nice length for partial tuck
  • + Nice loose fit
  • + Flattering v-neck that isn’t too deep
  • + A classic white tee that’s very versatile
  • + Good quality (Brand: Madewell)
  • – Thin… need to wear skin-toned bra
  • True to size


Madewell Crew Neck


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  • + It’s true to size and fits the shoulders nicely
  • + Thicker than the other Madewell “Whisper Cotton” tee. One of the thickest I tried. 
  • – I would like it a little longer, but it’s still tuck-able and looks okay un-tucked.


Relaxed V-Neck Tee


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  • + Medium thick, luxurious jersey fabric (great quality)
  • + Cute v-shape on back (not low cut)
  • + Nice draping for partial tuck
  • – Slightly deeper v-neck than I like to wear for every day (bending over constantly with kids)
  • True to size


Relaxed Crew Neck

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  • + Cute sleeves with extra seam + rolled cuffs that are sewn in place
  • + Overall nice fit, great for either doing a front tuck or wearing untucked with skinny jeans/pants or leggings (covers some of bum area)
  • + Comes in lots of cute prints/colors
  • Has more of an overall athletic feel with small metallic logo on bottom left
  • –  Thin and a bit see-through… need to wear skin-toned bra
  • True to size


Regular Size Short Sleeve Neutral Tees

Several of these are available in plus size as well.


Relaxed style, available in sizes S-3XL.



Ribbed knit fabric which many people love, available in sizes S-XXL.



Lands’ End brand is known for their quality and this tee is no exception! Great reviews in many sizes including petites and regular sizing from XS – 2X.



Crewneck style if you prefer that neckline. Available in sizes XS-XXL.



This one has more of a boatneck neckline. Available in sizes S-XXL.


Plus Size Short Sleeve Neutral Tees


This is a great basic cut and is available in sizes 1X-6X!



The V-Neck version of the shirt above and this one has some combo packs as well where you get a white tee + color tee. Available in sizes 1X-6X.


This another option with great ratings. It’s available in sizes Medium plus – 6X plus. 


Maternity & Nursing Short Sleeve Neutral Tees


A great basic cut that will layer well! Available in sizes S-XXL.



V-neck 2 pack. Other combo options available as well. In sizes XS – XXL. Amazon Essentials has always impressed me with their quality.



V Neck option in sizes S-XXL.

3 Outfit Ideas: What to Wear with a Short Sleeve Neutral Tee

Here are a few ideas shared by our community on the Frump Fighters Interactive

Short Sleeve Neutral Tee Outfit Idea #1: With Olive Pants + Color Cardigan

how to wear your neutral tees in classy outfits for moms

shared with permission

  • Short Sleeve Neutral Tee
  • Olive Pants
  • Color Cardigan
  • Statement Necklace
  • Neutral Flats


Short Sleeve Neutral Tee Outfit Idea #2: With Neutral Jeans + Patterned Cardigan

cute outfit using neutral colors like a neutral tee dressed up

shared with permission

  • Short Sleeve Neutral Tee
  • Neutral Jeans
  • Patterned Cardigan
  • Tall Boots
  • Slide Sandals


Short Sleeve Neutral Tee Outfit Idea #3: With Denim Skirt + Slip-On Sneakers

shared with permission

  • Short Sleeve Neutral Tee
  • Denim Skirt
  • Slip-On Sneakers
  • Statement Necklace
Style Tip: White pants are not just for spring and summer! They keep this winter outfit feeling fresh and crisp!


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