Everlane cotton v tee in red, as worn by a white woman with dark hair.
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Everlane Cotton V and Drop-Shoulder Tee Review

It’s T-shirt weather, even for a few days here in San Francisco, so I thought I’d review some tees by Everlane. I’ve had these shirts for almost a year and a half, so I’ll show you how they’ve held up.

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I own the Cotton V in both black and white. First, I had to figure out which size would fit best. I’m a 4 dress size, and either a XS or S in most American brands. This fit true to size. I went with the S, which measures 18″ across the bust (measured pit to pit), and 26.25″ lengthwise from top of shoulder to hem.

This is how it looks on the model, and on me:

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I’m pretty happy with this T-shirt. The V is not too deep, and the cut is flattering. I don’t have a flat stomach (never have), so one of my challenges with tops is finding ones that don’t show my little belly bulge. Thankfully, these hide the belly! I think the length is perfect. However, friends with long torsos tell me that it’s too short for them.

The shirts are 100% Supima cotton and as far as T-shirts go, a bit on the thin side. They’re thinner than your average American Apparel tee. I don’t think that’s a bad thing, though. The light weight of the fabric feels nice on. (Side note: I had no idea that Supima is not a type of cotton but a nonprofit that promotes American Pima cotton.) They’ve held up pretty well after a year plus of wear, though the black one is showing some fading and slight pilling. (I wear the white one less.) Even though they are both made in the same factory in Los Angeles, the white one behaves differently after being washed. The hems do this wavy thing:

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Not a big deal — I just iron them down. (Yes, I iron T-shirts. But if you don’t — and I don’t blame you, I hate ironing — maybe you don’t want the white one.) It is curious, though. At $15 each, I think they’re a great wardrobe staple and wish they made more colors, like a vibrant magenta.

Next up, the Cotton Drop-Shoulder Tee.

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This is also made in their Los Angeles factory. It’s crew neck, has elbow-length sleeves, and is slightly longer in the back than the front.

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It’s also 100% Supima cotton, though this fabric is thicker than the Cotton V. Because it has a looser fit, I ordered the XS, which is 20″ across the bust. The black on this one is a more muted shade of black than the Cotton V rather than a true black. I wear both this one and the black V a similar amount. The V shows some slight pilling on the bottom and sides (not too noticeable, only if you’re really looking); the Drop-Shoulder doesn’t, but it does have a tiny hole in the front bottom. WHY DOES THIS HAPPEN? Whenever I got holes in T-shirts, this is where they appear. Does this have something to do with how they’re situated over pants?

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A closeup of the front bottom of the Cotton Drop-Shoulder Tee after a year of wear.

The Drop-Shoulder Tee, which retails for $22, is a shirt I grab when I’m off to run errands. It’s comfy and the longer sleeves are nice when you don’t want to show your lack of Michelle Obama upper arms. But, I don’t love it for whatever reason. I don’t think it really does anything for me one way or the other in terms of look. I wouldn’t get another one.

As always, my reviews about Everlane items are not sponsored. I purchased these tees myself. But if you find my reviews useful, please use my referral link to make your first purchase. This helps me keep reviewing Everlane items. Thanks! Oh, and you can see my other Everlane reviews here.

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