T-shirts are a closet staple. Even a simple white tee can provide a myriad of outfits for you, if you know how to style it. So while hoarding department store tees can be a practical choice, why not invest in a designer piece that rings in quality and makes a statement? Take a look at these 12 tees that were sold online with a hefty price tag!
Italian fashion house Valentino opts for distinctly feminine accents and trims whilst maintaining its sleek and put-together aesthetic. Priced at P145,000, this white cotton embroidered pattern T-shirt can easily be considered as woven art.
Embroidered pattern T-shirt, approximately P145,071, VALENTINO, Farfetch.com
Under the creative direction of Clare Waight Keller, the cult label continues to celebrate the label’s house codes through sharp tailoring and expert craftsmanship. Get ready to shell out P130,000 for this white lamb skin and cotton blend lace-hem T-shirt, which features a subdued lace detail that makes all the difference.
Lace-hem T-shirt, approximately P133,196, GIVENCHY, Farfetch.com
Dolce & Gabbana does not kid around when it comes to maximalism. Their cotton tee is embellished with trinkets like brass, glass, resin, beads, and rhinestones formed to make a cross necklace. If you still have a MET Gala hangover, then you definitely need this in your closet!
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Embellished T-shirt, around P115,008, DOLCE & GABBANA, Yoox.com
If you're an athletic girl with a fashion girl's heart, Koché's Fly Emirates tee is perfect for you. This white embellished football T-shirt features a round neck, short sleeves, and some beaded embroidery that will express your love for both sports and style.
Embellished football T-shirt, approximately P103,240, KOCHÉ, Farfetch.com
If you're in need of a classic, grown-up version of a white tee, then The Row has a modern and elegant iteration for you. This pleated blouse is crafted from luxurious and quality materials, designed with a high-low hem and some fun pleats for a bold detail that's distinct from your usual tees.
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Cape-style T-shirt, approximately P87,942, THE ROW, Farfetch.com
Valentino's second appearance on this list is for a white tee adorned with elegant black lace that exudes dark romanticism and glam edge. This shirt is something you can easily wear during the day and through the night.
Lace panelled T-shirt, approximately P83,180, VALENTINO, Farfetch.com
7. Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera is synonymous to elegance and modern refinement. With the appointment of Wes Gordon as Creative Director in 2018, the house reinforces a commitment to the strong codes established by the founder, which is evident in this floral embroidered shirt. This tee blends traditions of couture craftsmanship with the wearability and pragmatism of American fashion. And if you need more proof of how delicate this fabric is, just take a look at its care label that says "dry clean only."
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Floral embroidered T-shirt, approximately P82,691, CAROLINA HERRERA, Farfetch.com
Indian-born Ashish Gupta is known for his exuberant designs that celebrate a maximalist philosophy. He transforms classic styles with bright colors, bold prints, and hand-embellished sequins. That said, it's no surprise that his take on the plain white tee involves emblazoning it with a strong statement spelled out in sequins. Fab!
Queer T-shirt, approximately P69,219, ASHISH, Farfetch.com
9. Richard Quinn
You might remember the name Richard Quinn as the first designer whose show was watched by the Queen of England. His creations are made with an English heart and a wreckless imagination. Though his white tees are as simple as they can get, for a designer with the Queen's stamp of approval, his tags are bound to bear at least P70,ooo.
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White slogan print T-shirt, approximately P69,061, RICHARD QUINN, Farfetch.com
10. Rosie Assoulin
Count on Rosie Assoulin to give you fancy versions of your staple pieces. But when she gets her hand on designing tees, you can see just how whimsical she can get. Still, don't you think this design is a little too familiar?
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Thank you T-shirt, approximately P58,841, ROSIE ASSOULIN, Yoox.com
Ah, finally! We get to Gucci, a beloved brand by celebrities for its wild and bright designs. Their tees are no exception to the geek-chic aesthetic it now bears. Apart from its seemingly drawn-on Gucci logo, your P60,000 will also get you a rainbow-colored round collar and a big black bow to tie everything together.
Sequinned cotton T-shirt, approximately P57,716, GUCCI, Mytheresa.com
Karl Lagerfeld is the epitome of style and timeless elegance. With this shirt, Fendi's beloved designer can be with you wherever you go—perhaps to inspire you to be a little more stylish wearing a simple tee, no? This white cotton Karlito-embroidered T-shirt decorated with faux-fur and sequins will take roughly P54,000 off your savings account.
Karlito-embroidered T-shirt, approximately P53,920, FENDI, Farfetch.com