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Difference between “shirt” and “T-shirt”

Many students confuse the words “shirt” and “T-shirt.”

Learn the difference with pictures!

 “Shirt” is a general word for clothes you wear on the top part of your body.

The word “shirt” is a category. There are many different types of shirt.

 

TYPES OF SHIRT

T-shirt, tank top, blouse, polo, jersey, dress shirt,
henley, scoop neck, V-neck, button-down shirt, long-sleeved shirt,
short-sleeved shirt, sleeveless shirt, cami, sweatshirt, hoodie

A shirt can be formal or informal.

Difference between shirt and t-shirt

She's wearing a green shirt.

 

Difference between shirt and t-shirt

My brother bought a gray shirt with white stripes.


“T-shirt” (or “tee shirt”) is one type of informal shirt.

Difference between shirt and t-shirt

He's wearing a green T-shirt.

Difference between shirt and t-shirt

She's wearing a red T-shirt

A T-shirt does not have buttons:

Difference between shirt and t-shirt

A T-shirt does not have buttons.

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