The White Shirt Was The Surprising Style Hit At The Oscars

It's had its red carpet moment.

Kristen Stewart best white shirts

by Laura Antonia Jordan |

Not to show off, but in the current issue of Grazia, we did say that you would be advised to take note of Sharon Stone's 1998 Oscars night look. Her husband's white Gap shirt tucked into a Vera Wang satin maxi skirt, it still looks cool today.

Zendaya clearly agrees. Her look for last night's 94th Academy Awards looked like a new take on Stone's iconic outfit (last year, she paid homage to Cher with her sunny yellow Valentino dress). Again turning to the brand for a knockout moment, the Euphoria star opted for a spangly, floor-trailing skirt and a cropped white shirt.

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Zendaya in Valentino haute couture ©Getty

She wasn't the only one who took the white shirt from support act to leading role on the Oscars red carpet. Uma Thurman wore a Bottega Veneta style (another homage playing out? It looked like a nod to her 1994 Pulp Fiction role). Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart - nominated for her role in Spencer - served up a modern take on the tux. She wore a black Chanel shorts suit with an unbuttoned white shirt.

Sharon Stone at the 1998 Oscars
Sharon Stone at the 1998 Oscars ©Getty

The good news is, this is a trend you can (and probably have) already jumped on. No wardrobe is complete without a white shirt. Whether you wear yours tucked into tailored trousers, with distressed jeans (our weekend uniform), or even oversized and loosely fastened over a swimsuit on the beach, it’s a universal must-have.

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Kristen Stewart in Chanel ©Getty

The beauty of the white shirt is its endless styling possibilities. Sure, they're a no-brainer teamed with tailoring or denim, but why not try something different? Wear your long-sleeved style buttoned to the top under a slip dress. Or try pairing an oversized men's style with a full skirt.

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Uma Thurman in Bottega Veneta ©Getty

Wondering where to start? We’ve sifted through the styles currently available to shop.

SHOP: The Best White Shirts You'll Wear Forever

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SHOP: The Best White Shirts You'll Keep Forever

COS, Oversized White Linen Shirt, £59
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With Nothing Underneath, Boyfriend Shirt, £85
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Arket, Oversized Poplin Shirt, £59
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Baukjen, Helena Hemp Shirt, £99
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J.Crew, Classic-Fit Cozy Gauze Shirt, £100
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Joseph, Light Poplin Joe Shirt, £245
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Hush, Leonie Relaxed Shirt, £65
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