Types of Shirts

Today there is a shirt for every occasion, occupation and personality. Here are the many different shirt styles now widely available:

Camp shirt – a loose, straight-cut, short sleeved shirt or blouse with a simple placket front opening and a "camp collar."

Dress shirt – shirt with a formal (somewhat stiff) collar, a full-length opening at the front from the collar to the hem (usually buttoned), and sleeves with cuffs

Dinner shirt – a shirt specifically made to be worn with male evening wear, e.g. a black tie or white tie.

Guayabera – an embroidered dress shirt with four pockets.

Poet shirt – loose-fitting shirt or blouse with full bishop sleeves usually with large frills on the front and on the cuffs.

T-shirt – a casual shirt without a collar or buttons, made of a stretchy, finely knit fabric, usually cotton, and usually short-sleeved. Originally worn under other shirts, it is now a common shirt for everyday wear in some countries.

Long-sleeved T-shirt – a t-shirt with long sleeves that extend to cover the arms.

Ringer T-shirt – tee with a separate piece of fabric sewn on as the collar and sleeve hems

Halfshirt – a high-hemmed t-shirt

Sleeveless shirt – a shirt manufactured without sleeves, or one whose sleeves have been cut off

Vest or singlet – a sleeveless shirt with large armholes and a large neck hole, often worn by labourers or athletes for increased mobility. Sometimes called a "wife beater" when worn without a covering layer.

Camisole – woman's undershirt with narrow straps, or a similar garment worn alone (often with bra). Also referred to as a cami, shelf top, spaghetti straps or strappy top

Polo shirt (also tennis shirt or golf shirt) – a pullover soft collar short-sleeved shirt with an abbreviated button placket at the neck and a longer back than front (the "tennis tail").

Rugby shirt – a long-sleeved polo shirt, traditionally of rugged construction in thick cotton or wool, but now often made in softer fabric.

Henley shirt – a collarless polo shirt

Baseball shirt (jersey) — usually distinguished by a three quarters sleeve, team insignia, and flat waist seam

Sweatshirt – long-sleeved athletic shirt of heavier material, with or without hood

Tunic – a primitive shirt, distinguished by two-piece construction. Initially a men's garment, normally seen in modern times being worn by women

Shirtwaist – historically (circa. 1890-1920) a woman's tailored shirt (also called a "tailored waist") cut like a man's dress shirt; in contemporary usage, a woman's dress cut like a men's dress shirt to the waist, then extended into dress length at the bottom

Nightshirt – oversized, inexpensive light cloth undergarment for sleeping.

Sleeveless shirt – Contains only neck, bottom hem, body, and sometimes shoulders depending on type. Also referred to as a tank top.

Halter top – a shoulder less, sleeveless garment for women. It is mechanically analogous to an apron with a string around the back of the neck and across the lower back holding it in place.