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What Are The Benefits of Cotton Shirts

February 14th, 2023

No doubt you’ve already got a cotton shirt, or a lot more, in your wardrobe that has become a staple. If not, you are missing out on the comfort, breathability, and versatility cotton shirts have to offer.

A cotton shirt can come in a wide range of different styles with different colours, patterns, necklines, hem lengths, and sleeves. They also open up an almost endless number of outfit combinations to carry you through all the seasons and occasions.

Here at Cotton Dayz, we have a broad range of different shirts and tops and plenty of pants and skirts to go with them. We also have a range of dresses and jackets that will pair fabulously with your cotton shirt. We ship Australia-wide and internationally.  

Different Cotton Shirts Styles 

Shirts come in a wide variety of styles, colours, patterns, sleeve lengths and necklines in women’s fashion online. These are some of our more popular cotton shirt styles at Cotton Dayz:

¾ Sleeve

A 3⁄4 sleeve shirt has sleeves that come anywhere from just below the elbow and about 2-3 inches above the wrist. A 3/4 sleeve is considered to be the universally flattering sleeve length because it shows off the daintier part of the woman’s arm, the wrist, as well as where the sleeve ends, it draws attention to your waist, accentuating an hourglass silhouette. 


A blouse is typically known to be a fuller, more voluminous shirt with extra material that flows out from just above the waistline. They can come with various necklines, hem lengths, and sleeves but are generally known to be the dressier type of shirt in women’s clothing online.


Inspired by Ancient Greeks and Romans, tunics hang from the shoulders down to somewhere between the hip and knee. The tunic style has been around for a while and has become increasingly popular in women’s fashion online. Tunics create a long line silhouette and come with different sleeve lengths, generally from ¾ sleeve or longer.

Knit shirts

Knitted cotton is made with a series of looped threads and needles that essentially loop the yarn around itself, as opposed to woven fabrics that are made up of two sets of straight threads. The looping of the knitted fabric causes it to be stretchier, more flexible, and often warmer.

Boxy shirts

These shirts fall straight from your shoulders, usually finishing at about the hip to create a box, or square, shape. They are an unrestrictive design with loose sleeves, making them extremely comfortable to wear.


Smocking, where the material is gathered in tiny, detailed pleats, doesn’t always mean skintight. Cotton smock shirts usually have smocking around the neckline, waist, or sleeves, allowing the rest of the material to flow beautifully around your body.


Tees, otherwise known as T-shirts, are named because of their T shape in the sleeves and body of the shirt. They typically, in women’s clothing online, come with short sleeves and a round or V-neckline without a collar. They can come in solid colours and as graphic tees. Graphic tees have designs and pops of colour.


Button-down shirts are just as the name implies; they button down from top to bottom. These shirts can either have a collar or no collar and come with various sleeve lengths.


Collared shirts, you guessed it, are shirts that have a collar. Sometimes these shirts also button down, but they don’t always. Collared shirts create a more sophisticated and structured look for your outfit.

Benefits of Cotton Shirts

The number of different styles and the wide range of sleeves, necklines, and hem options doesn’t even scratch the surface of just how great cotton shirts are. Women’s fashion online has a wide range of fabrics, colours, and patterns. Here are a few reasons why one of our cotton shirts at Cotton Dayz should be at the top of your list:

Good for all seasons

Cotton and shirts make a great combination to wear all year round. Cotton is one of the most breathable fabrics, with the natural fibres allowing air to circulate around the body. Cotton is also a great insulator, particularly when adding a few extra layers, making layering cotton shirts with other cotton items in the cooler months a fantastic option.

Natural fibre

Cotton is a 100% natural fibre derived from the cotton plant. The cotton bolls and lint are spun into yarn and then woven, or knitted, into the fabric. Not only does growing cotton has a small carbon footprint, but 100% cotton clothing is also biodegradable. Because cotton is a natural fibre, it is hypoallergenic and won’t cause skin irritations from mites, pollen, or even sweat.

Breathable & comfortable

Cotton is considered to be one of the most breathable fabrics in the world. The natural fibres allow air to become trapped between them, allowing air to circulate around the body. This also means that cotton can quickly dry away sweat and moisture, keeping you comfortable and looking good. There aren’t many things more comfortable than a soft, breathable cotton shirt in the warmer months of the year.


Shirts are just as versatile as cotton, which makes cotton shirts the perfect combination to wear all year round and to dress up or down. Cotton can show up as knitted or woven, as well as denim, corduroy, and lace, and is even used in some skin care products. Shirts are just about as versatile as the number of different styles available in women’s clothing online; they can be mixed and matched to make countless different outfits.

No microplastics

Synthetic fabrics, such as polyester and nylon, are some of the biggest contributors to microplastic pollution. Each time these synthetic fabrics are washed, they release microplastics into our oceans, which get into our drinking water and food supply. Research has shown that each person ingests approximately 14,000 to 68,000 microplastic particles each year.

Cotton is 100% natural and doesn’t shed microplastics like synthetic materials. This means that wearing and washing cotton is safer for us and the environment.


One of the greatest things about cotton is that it is unable to hold a static charge. So, say goodbye to your clothing clinging to awkward spots or giving you a zap.

Easy maintenance

Caring for your cotton shirt is just as easy as wearing it. There is no need for dry cleaners or difficult washing techniques because cotton is machine washable and quite durable. To wash your cotton shirt, all you need to do is pop it in the washing machine with some mild detergent, set the temperature to cold, and let the machine do the work.

Buy Cotton Shirts at Cotton Dayz

Who knew just how great a cotton shirt could be? They are versatile in the range of styles on offer and the number of different outfits you can create to match the occasion or season, not to mention just how comfortable a cotton shirt is to wear.

The natural fibre of cotton creates a flattering and extremely comfortable material for clothing. You can see why it has been so highly sort after for centuries.

To feel the ultimate comfort of a cotton shirt, check out our range of cotton tops or our cotton short-sleeved tops that are not only just great to wear in the warmer months. You may also find that perfect cotton shirt in our sale

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