20 Best White Button-Down Shirts For Women — At All Price Points

It's a base wardrobe item.

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One of the most essential classic pieces to add to your wardrobe is a white button-down shirt. And that's because it's so versatile. —

Whether you're wearing it to an important work meeting with a suit, pairing it with a casual pair of jeans, or matching it with your favorite slacks or skirt, there are endless possibilities with button-down shirts. 

That means there are all sorts of options, styles and price points, and it’s also a great timeless gift idea.


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1. Misha Nonoo The Husband Shirt with Gold Studs


This shirt is so beloved, the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle considers it among her favorite pieces and has been photographed in it often. The metal button closures are specifically designed to easily transition from day to play. Button them all the way up for work then unfasten three or four and you’re ready to hit the town. 

(Misha Nonoo, $185)

2. Frank & Eileen Joedy Button-Down Shirt


Lightweight non-stretch shirting waist-length style with collared neck and button placket and long sleeves with button cuffs.

(Shopbop, $248)

3. Foxcroft Diane Button-Down Shirt

Button-front shirt in non-iron performance fabric featuring point collar.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

4. Everlane The Clean Silk Relaxed Shirt


This easy, polished shirt in eco-friendly silk is a more relaxed take on a classic button-down, with a rounded hem that looks good whether worn loose or tucked.

(Nordstrom, $98)

5. Paige Abriana Shirt

A hidden button placket refines a satiny-soft blouse in a breezy, long-sleeve silhouette with playful flared cuffs.


(Nordstrom, $179)

6. Curves 360 by NYDJ Perfect Blouse

Pleats at the shoulders and back yoke enhance the look and fit of this blouse, styled with a curved hem and notch-detailed cuffs.

(Nordstrom, $52.90–$89)

7. OAT Boxy Button-Front Shirt


Cool and classic, OAT's button-front collared shirt features an oversized, boxy fit for effortless style.

(Macy's, $69)

8. Foxcroft Taylor Button-Down Shirt

Button closure, non-iron cotton shirt featuring hidden placket and bracelet sleeves.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

9. Tommy Bahama Boyfriend Shirt Cover-Up


A cute swim cover-up is cut from gauzy, lightweight cotton and finished with a deeply slit shirttail hem.

(Nordstrom, $68)

10. Grayson The Hero Tissue Cotton Button-Up Shirt

With a fit that flatters most any body type, this breathable cotton shirt is softly structured with an inverted back pleat, a crisp collar and a curved hem.


(Nordstrom, $76.80–$82.80)

11. J. Crew Slim Stretch Perfect Shirt

Borrowed from the boys but designed for the girls, it has precisely placed bust and back princess darts for a slimming, waist-defining fit that's a bit more feminine than J.Crew's Boy Shirt. Crafted from lightweight cotton with a hint of stretch for extra comfort, this shirt is as indispensable as it is incomparable.


(Nordstrom, $69.50)

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12. Equipment 'Slim Signature' Silk Shirt

Deep, shimmering color further refines a supersoft crêpe-de-Chine shirt with a raised placket, point collar and flap chest pockets.

(Nordstrom, $230)

13. Socialite Easy Button Front Top


A button-front top with a covered placket serves as a polished essential for any day of the week.

(Nordstrom, $29.40)

14. Madewell Drapey Oversize Boyshirt

A draped, oversized cut enhances the laid-back attitude of a lightweight, versatile and layer-ready button-front shirt.

(Nordstrom, $72)

15. Rails Rhett Shirt


This classic, wear-everywhere button front maintains simple styling to let its luxe fabric take center stage.

(Nordstrom, $158–$198)

16. Vince Slim Silk Blouse

The only more versatile and chic blouse than a classic button-up is one in luxe stretch silk.


(Nordstrom, $275)

17. Nordstrom Signature Stretch Silk Button-Up Shirt

Keep things opulent in languid silk with this button-up shirt you'll want in every color.

(Nordstrom, $199)

18. James Perse Embroiderd Western Shirt


This James Perse button-down has a retro, Western-inspired silhouette finished with an understated, tonal version of the style's usual piping.

(Shopbop, $175)

19. Citizens of Humanity Sybil Shirt

This Citizens of Humanity button-down blouse gives a carefree update to an every-occasion staple with light-as-a-cloud fabric and an easy silhouette.


(Shopbop, $248)

20. Sunnow Women's Tailored Short Sleeve Button-Down Shirt with Stretch

This is a short sleeve summer collared shirt with full button-front closure.

(Check prices and reviews on Amazon)

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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer who focuses on health, wellness, and relationships. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her.


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