I had been looking for a replacement of a classic white collar short-sleeve shirt I had, that after years of wearing, not even bleach could bring back alive. The previous shirt I had was rayon/cotton blend, so this was an upgrade! The white color is not at all see-through. I even wore a red bra underneath it. So, I love that I get the breathability of linen, and the casualness of it, but with the collar and button detail, it's fancy enough to be worn to work.