The ultra bright white is a perfect match for bright white tights, not for ivory or "off" white duller shades. It makes a good contrast with these variations. The fit is perfect, correctly covering below the waist but not excessive overlap to hide your tights. Unlike the matte look of cotton, this stretch synthetic has a beautiful sheen (but not "metallic.") Fits like a compression T, but looks fine enough for performance. Gorgeous shirt! Not as comfy as a cotton blend, but good, and worth this minimal difference for its outstanding appearance.