Best Elbow-Sleeve T-Shirts For Every Body And Fit

Neutral colors, great shapes, great quality. Your guide to the flattering closet staple.
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Finding a great-fitting T-shirt is harder than it should be, and we’re here to help.

We’re loving elbow-length sleeves these days—the upper arm coverage is a plus and also makes it feel a smidge more polished.

Wear these beauties on their own or layer them under sweaters or blazers—you’ll enjoy them all summer long.

Banana Republic

How we’d describe it: Relaxed Fit

Why we like it: Made with 100% organically grown cotton, it's soft for you and the environment. We like how the delicate high crew neck offsets a slightly boxy, oversized shape. This one has just the right amount of room without being sloppy. Comes in 4 colors.

Banana Republic Organic Cotton Relaxed T-Shirt


How we’d describe it: Every Day, Petite-Friendly

Why we like it: Designed with 100% Pima cotton and in four bright colors (plus black and white), this is an everyday wearable elbow sleeve tee shirt. We especially like the bateau neckline, forgiving waistline, and the fact that it is short enough for petites. Comes in 6 colors.

Chico’s Pima Elbow Sleeve Tee

Garnet Hill

How we’d describe it: Everyday Casual

Why we like it: It’s called the “Essential Elbow-Sleeve Tee,” and for good reason. This is the casual tee that you will want in 5 colors because you’ll end up wearing it for Friday movie nights, that next long car ride, while sipping coffee on a Sunday morning, or when rushing out the door to fill prescriptions, grocery shop, and groom the pup. It has a classic fit, with just a touch of spandex for comfort and shape retention.

Garnet Hill Essential Elbow-Sleeve Tee

Banana Republic

How we’d describe it: Form Fitting, Petite

Why we like it: A not-too-tight, not-too-loose elbow sleeve tee for petites. We love the thin hemlines at the neck and sleeves, which elevates this ribbed classic. Comes in 3 colors as well as standard sizing.

Banana Republic Rola Ribbed Elbow-Sleeve T-Shirt

Amalli Talli

How we’d describe it: Relaxed Fit, Tall

Why we like it: Not only is this tee made for tall women, but on shorter gals, the longer length provides ample backside coverage (if you decide not to tuck it in). We like the 50/50 cotton/stretch blend and the slightly longer sleeves.

Amalli Talli Midi Sleeve Tall Tee


How we’d describe it: Plus size, Interesting hemline

Why we like it: An insanely flattering elbow sleeve tee that can be worn layered or on its own thanks to a stunning asymmetric hem. Made from stretch knit. Comes in 2 colors.

Eloquii Asymmetrical Hem Elbow Sleeve Tee


How we’d describe it: Elevated, Plus & Standard

Why we like it: This elbow sleeve tee is polished—hip length, with sleeves just above the elbows and gold-crest button detailing along the shoulder. Best suited for shorter or average-waisted women. It runs slightly small, so don’t be afraid to size up. Comes in 4 colors.

J.Crew Perfect-Fit Elbow-Sleeve T-Shirt with Buttons

White House Black Market

How we’d describe it: Body Shaping

Why we like it: A buttery-soft layering piece made from a high-performance fabric that flatters and smooths. We love the color options and the flattering v-neck. Comes in 4 colors.

White House Black Market WHBM Forme Elbow-Sleeve Top


How we’d describe it: Oversized Fit, Active-friendly

Why we like it: A super lightweight elbow sleeve top that’s great for hanging around the house or popping into pilates. It’s oversized and has a thoughtfully designed scooped back hem for extra coverage—but the neckline, sleeves, and back seams keep this piece purposeful and polished. Comes in 10 colors.

Lululemon Back in Action Short-Sleeve Shirt


How we’d describe it: Short Waisted, Slim Fit

Why we like it: A slim-fitting, waist-length top that we recommend for our petite or short-waisted gals. It’s elevated and can be worn solo or layered. Comes in 3 colors.

Reformation Everet Knit Top

M.M. LaFleur

How we’d describe it: Longer Sleeves, Slim Fit

Why we like it: Made from super-soft Pima cotton, this elbow-sleeve tee features a figure-skimming fit, an open neckline, and soft ribbing. This shirt should be purchased one size up, as the fabric can shrink after the first wash. Comes in 6 colors.

M.M. LaFleur The Soyoung T-Shirt


How we’d describe it: Classic, Form Fitting

Why we like it: Super soft Pima cotton mixed with spandex in a delicate, ribbed texture makes this elbow sleeve tee shirt worth the price. Comes in 3 colors.

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