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What appears on fashion runways rarely makes it into real women’s wardrobes. One exception: the seasonless white shirt.

It can be worn year-round and some people even wear it like a jacket, if they buy a slightly larger size. Its versatility is exactly what appeals to Angela Weck, a social worker and mother of three. Her white shirts easily make the transition from business to casual wear.

When the retailer Land’s End commissioned a national survey of women 18 and older, the company asked what items they wanted to add to their wardrobe. The top response (55 percent) was the classic white blouse.

“A white blouse can be the single most versatile item in a woman’s wardrobe,” says fashion coordinator and stylist Linda Zipkin. “Paired with a jacket and scarf, it can be dressed up, or worn with jeans for a fresh, casual look.”

If ironing isn’t for you, buy one with Lycra that won’t wrinkle. Tucked in and tailored or loose and relaxed, the white shirt is a year-round clothing chameleon. (Maybe mom needs one for Mother’s Day?)

Renee Garrison is the award-winning authoof two Young Adult books, The Anchor Clankers,” and “Anchored Together.” She is Past President of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association.