As soon as you wash H&M shirts they start to shrink, and lose all the style that you had fallen in love with when you first tried it on.
However at such a cheap price these clothes are pretty much expendable, and you can generally bulk buy. I have about 20 of their plain t-shirts in every colour, and buttoned cardigans.
I have loads of H&M tops, they do a fantastic range of styles. I find some of them shrink when they are first washed though, and sometimes the material is poor quality.
I have a few and they're good value but the shape and quality of the material isn't that great. If you want some good ones it's worth paying that little bit extra
Basic shirts at H&M range from 5.90 to 12.90 USD and I've bought a ton, probably enough to last me a month without repeating.
I'm writing today about their Divided Blue (junior menswear) v-neck shirts and how they're a total must for everyone (girls included!). Sure, American Apparel tees are cut well, and Urban Outfitters' shirts feel great; but they come with hefty price tags and I've spent too much on what I consider pricey for basics. I'd rather put my money in key pieces and save on tees that I wear day to day.
The v-necks are only $5.90 and they come in new colors each season. Sometimes the necklines change a bit (thick ribbed vs. thin, deep vs. short) and details like that are appreciated when you've amassed a great number!
Now, with the low cost comes a drawback. I found I have to hang dry my shirts otherwise the dryer will shrink them. It's a step I don't mind taking, but this is of course a choice for you to make.
Other than that, the cut is great and the fabric is lasting. My darker colors have yet to fade and at such a great price I continue buying more—I'm addicted! Well, truth is I get lazy when it's close to laundry day and they are definitely not a luxury good.
It's really hard for me to find shirts that fit. I have a small upper body for my height (5"5'). With narrow shoulders and a long torso, petite shirts are usually too short and regular shirts tend to be big. Before H&M came around, I used to pay $80 for a Banana Republic shirt, but then it usually is a little too tight around the chest. H&M amazingly fits really well - and the price is great for decent quality material.
I bought a few H&M short-sleeved button down shirts a few years ago, and they ended up being pretty nice shirts for the price. The fabric is pretty thin, but the construction of the shirt seems solid, and H&M usually keeps up with what's currently in style.