A really good striped tee…

Susan B. wears an AYR French Fry tee, Eileen Fisher jeans, Sofft slide sandals.

If you’ve been reading une femme for any length of time, you’ve probably realized I have a Thing for striped tees. 😆 I’m always on the lookout for styles that are Just Right.

wearing: tee | necklace | pants (similar here & here) | sandals

This one ticks all of the boxes. ✅ It’s soft but not too thin, has just the right amount of slouchiness (I’m wearing the XS), has a nice narrow stripe pattern, and is offered in a bunch of different colors. (Mine is Sweet Potato.) Sizes XS to XL. Buy two or more and save 20%.

Susan B. wears an AYR stripe tee, French Kande necklace.

(Going for a Meg Ryan in “French Kiss” South-of-France vibe here…🌞 )

If you prefer a v-neck tee, you might like this one (in Misses, Petite, Plus & Plus Petite).

More styles…

Do you wear striped tees or sweaters? What are the features you look for?

Programming note: the Over 50 Style Team is taking the rest of the month off, and will be back the Friday after Labor day.

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  1. I LOVE a striped tee. The one you’re wearing looks so nice and substantial. I have all kinds of colors and stripe widths, mostly in short sleeves. Great alone in the summer and with a layer in Spring and Fall. I literally have to force myself away from the striped tees in stores and when I shop online. But I go to them in my closet over and over!

  2. I love this outfit; particularly the pants. On the EF site it appears there are pleats in the front, which I’m not a fan of but they look perfect on you! I think I have to try them. Thank you always for such amazing advice and ideas.

    1. Thanks! and Oops! I should have said “similar” in the link. Mine are an earlier version (HERE) that doesn’t have the pleats.

  3. Not for dress, but as stripes for activewear, I love the Lands End moisture wicking UPF 50 long sleeve tunic tops. The tops are all a very thin stripe (I have most of the colors). They are comfortable, wash well, and usually on sale.

  4. LOVE a good striped tee! So versatile and can be worn almost year round here in sunny ☀️ So Cal. Thanks for the tip. I haven’t seen or heard of this company, but trust your opinion.

    1. I have three of these tees and I love them! They are so soft (but not thin), beautifully made, and launder well. You won’t be disappointed!

  5. I do like striped tees, but crew necks are not my jam…not particularly flattering on someone who has broad shoulders. I got a few nice v-neck (not plunging) striped tees from Chicos a few years ago; they had 3/4-length sleeves.

    1. I agree on the v-necks and was glad to see that some were linked . . . until I saw the available colors, which are an emphatic “no” for me. Susan, please keep trying to offer v-neck alternatives for those of us who prefer them. We appreciate it.

  6. I bought the Sezane Noan Mariner top with buttons on the side. It’s a beautiful top, however the sleeves are so tight it’s uncomfortable. I’m a small person 110 lbs. so why the sleeves are so tight is a mystery. The neck is also too big and my bra straps show. I replaced it with a St. James drop shoulder tee similar to yours only blue and white. It’s a much better fit for me.

  7. Like you, I have never met a stripe I didn’t like. I have way too many striped tees and sweaters. So many that when I showed up at my 9-year-old granddaughter’s birthday party she told me she was proud of me for not wearing stripes that day!

  8. If you have a Muji near you, they are currently getting rid of several styles and weights of striped Tshirts on sale. Their colors are limited, but the quality and price are good to great. If you’re small, you’ll have more luck, but I still found an XL for myself.

  9. The only thing wrong with that tee is that the shoulder seam is half way down the upper arm, a deal breaker for me. Putting the seam on the shoulder improves the shirt by giving it some structure and the wearer looks like they have better posture. I refuse to buy anything with this sort of sloppy shoulder.

    1. I agree that a set-in sleeve looks more structured. The dropped shoulder is a more casual, insouciant look. I have both styles in my wardrobe, but it’s a matter of personal preference.

  10. Oh good one… I just remembered a red and white triped T-shirt which is somewhere at the back of my closet. Perfect for this in-between-weather we are having over here.
    PS, who doesn’t like a stripe?