Discover the White Guayabera: The Classic Attire of the Caribbean

In previous articles, we've highlighted the formality and freshness that a guayabera shirt brings to formal spaces where excessive heat limits your outfit choices.

However, despite the versatility of designs and colors, there's one specific model that stands out from the rest for being a classic and elegant element for any celebration: the white guayabera shirt.

Immaculate white in fashion has always stood out as an element reflecting values such as professionalism, cleanliness, and tranquility, which is why it's so widely employed. This is especially true for guayaberas during the summer.

Wearing one will have a positive impact on your wardrobe. So, if you want to learn about the secrets of white guayabera shirts, stick with us.

Ramón Puig, the House of Guayaberas, has a lot to share with you.


What's Special About the Color White?

In terms of color psychology, any clothing item that features white imparts a set of characteristics to the wearer that you should know about.

For example, white generally radiates innocence, tranquility, elegance, modernity, and even intellectualism. Although in certain Oriental cultures, this color can symbolize Stoic philosophy and mourning.

This is why we often see this color on formal occasions related to work and spiritual ceremonies such as weddings.


In terms of fashion and attire, white guayaberas are a perfect choice if you want to convey confidence, care, elegance, peacefulness, and, why not, optimism.

An important detail about white is that it serves well to highlight other colors. In other words, you can use white to emphasize or enhance another color that you like and feel complements your outfit.

Don't forget that Ramón Puig offers a range of white guayabera shirts in various sizes. Click here to see them all!


How can I incorporate white into my Guayaberas?


Now, the million-dollar question. Whether you're a man or a woman, a white guayabera shirt is a great option if you like Cuban outfits for your formal or informal events.

What you should primarily consider when deciding whether to wear an authentic guayabera shirt is to check the event you'll be attending and ask yourself the following:

  • Is it a daytime or nighttime ceremony?

A white guayabera shirt looks good both during the day and at night, so don't worry. The question will prompt you to decide between a short-sleeved white linen shirt or a long-sleeved white linen shirt.

Additionally, a factor that will help you make the decision is whether the ceremony will be held in an indoor or outdoor space. If it's indoors, short sleeves are better, while if it's outdoors, we recommend long sleeves for an extra touch of formality.

Important note: Ask the event host in advance if there's a dress code already set to adhere to that guideline.

  • How hot is it?

A white guayabera shirt is your best choice when you need formality and are dealing with hot weather with temperatures exceeding 27°C (80.6°F), thanks to the use of cool fabrics like cotton, linen, and silk.

Therefore, a tropical climate equals a guayabera outfit.

  • What do I have in my closet to complement it?

Whether it's a short-sleeved white linen shirt or a long-sleeved white linen shirt, the combinations you can create are quite similar.

Here are 5 perfect combinations with your white guayabera shirt:

  • White guayabera shirt and neutral pants (beige/cream/white).


  • White guayabera shirt and pants in strong colors like dark blue or brown.
  • White guayabera shirt with a Panama hat and light tones.


  • White guayabera shirt paired with an outfit in the same color (monochromatic look).


  • White guayabera shirt with a traditional pattern featuring 4 pockets contrasted with black pants, white loafers, and cufflinks.

In any case, if you want to see some of these complete outfits, we invite you to watch this video on our Instagram account.

  • Short sleeves or long sleeves?

As mentioned earlier, the choice of sleeve length depends on where you plan to wear a white guayabera shirt.

While short-sleeved white linen shirts are "more casual," they're perfect for outdoor spaces, allowing you to look relaxed and comfortably show off your arms.


On the other hand, long-sleeved white linen shirts carry more seriousness, making them suitable for extremely formal events where you want to attract attention.

Where can I get one?

You're in the right place! Ramón Puig Guayaberas boasts the extensive experience that 80 years in the men's and women's fashion market have granted.

If you want to browse our catalog of white guayabera shirts, visit the official Ramón Puig website using the following link and find your ideal model. You can also visit our store at 5840 SW 8th St.