The white dress shirt. It’s the original, the classic, dress shirt. It's hard to go wrong with the most essential and popular dress shirt in the world. A white dress shirt is a must-have for any formal occasion. White dress shirts are perfectly balanced, they are the go-to fashion choice for any business or formal setting. The simplicity and pure white are complementary to any accessory item and color scheme. However, it’s not always ideal for casual social settings where it may give off the appearance of being too stiff and formal.
Long sleeves, short sleeves, point collars, and spread collars, white dress shirts come in all variations. The classic archetype has long sleeves and a point, or spread, collar. It can be worn with slacks of all colors or even jeans. On the other hand, the short sleeve variations can be suitable for casual settings during the day and pair well with some pastel shorts.