Different Types of Shirts

At work, at home, and at play women like to feel stylish and comfortable. For a woman on the go having a low maintenance professional wardrobe is also very important. In reality there are many different types of shirts that can fulfill these requirements. This article will provide a brief description of some of the different types of shirts as well as some suggested brands and retailers where the various types may be obtained.

assorted styles of shirts

Classic Style

Classic shirts and blouses can encompass a wide variety of styles. This style type can be retro, edgy, or elegant and is usually fairly comfortable to wear. These types of shirts are very versatile and can be worn in a variety of settings. Because this style is broad it can also be very useful for those who are starting their wardrobe and are unsure of their individual style. Be careful when buying this style because these types of shirts frequently have special washing instructions. Macy’s is one of the better known retailers that frequently stock this style. Others are listed below.

 Brands and Retailers

  • Alfred Dunner
  • Macy’s
  • BCBG Max Azria
  • Appleseed’s
  • Karen Scott
  • Lands’ End
  • Style&co.

Trendy Style

The trendy style is also very diverse and very popular. Trendy can be both the easiest and most difficult clothing style to master. This is because it is frequently a matter of personal opinion as well as current fashion trends. When choosing clothing in this area, it is wise to experiment and personally decide what is most comfortable. These types of shirts almost always have special care instruction and are usually not comfortable for casual wear. Elie Tahari is both a trendy and fun brand that can be used in multiple situations. Other suggestions are included below.

stylish shirt designs

 Brands and Retailers

  • French Connection
  • Nordstroms
  • Wyatt
  • BlueFly
  • Hayden
  • Venus


Professional clothing covers a broad range of office and semi-casual wear. In recent years there has been an expansion of what is acceptable in an office. The number of colors and prints that are now available has also increased. This makes a woman’s professional wardrobe capable of expressing her individual sense of style. Much professional wear is also now designed to be both comfortable as well as relatively maintenance free. An example is the foxcroft shirts. They come in a variety of styles, colors, and patterns and are wrinkle free.

 Brands and Retailers

  • Eddie Bauer
  • JC Penny
  • Orvis
  • Catherines
  • Liz Claiborne
  • Target

While various brands and retailers were listed in this article there are hundreds of other different types of shirts that can be chosen from. Most retailers are now on-line so many styles can be viewed and explored before entering a store. It is important to remember to look for what appeals to your own sense of style and meets your wardrobe’s needs.