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The white tank top is a wardrobe workhorse. It goes as well with denim cutoffs or under a blazer as it does your quarantine sweatpants and hoodies. And just like the perfect white T-shirt there are tons of iterations of the classic to choose from. You can opt for the $15 racerback we’re seeing all over TikTok, an OG Hanes number like you’re in the TV promo for Girlfriends, or a totally alternative silhouette as crafted by designers Dion Lee and Peter Do. Ahead, 28 refreshing takes on the basic style to get you ready for summer, because there will be, has to be a summer.
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The #1 Quarantine Pick
Racerback Tank Top
Is it just me, or is this the official tank top of TikTok? Ribbed, high-necked, and slightly cropped, this $15 style goes well with sweatpants, sourdough starter, and attempting to learn the new ‘Savage Remix’ dance.
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Just Like Kim K
Cotton Rib Tank
If there’s anyone who knows her way around a body-hugging crop top it’s Kim Kardashian and her SKIMS brand.
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Airism Camisole Bra
White tanks and bras don’t always go together. Uniqlo has you covered with a seamless cami with a built-in support.
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Best Budget Buy
Comfort Soft Super Value 10pk Tank Top
This is the OG ribbed tank. For a snugger fit try out boy’s sizing. Since these bad boys come in a pack of ten ($2 a tank) you can buy in bulk.
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An Elevated Icon
What started as a collaboration with Hanes has turned into a basics empire. Now creating her own designs, stylist Karla Welch reworks classic styles (like this simple ribbed tank) for modern wearers. The results are perfect.
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The Hype Tank
Swiss Cheese Tank Top
This the doughnut or Swiss cheese of tanks—it’s what’s missing in the middle that makes it so interesting.
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The Extra Mile
Long Tank Top
H&M’s tank is great for those who prefer a longer fit that goes past your hips.
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The Muscle Tee
Organic Cotton Tank Top
Fact: muscle tees look best tucked into high-waist jeans or leather skinnies.
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Sculpt Knit Tank
Aritzia’s popular sculpt tanks are universally flattering and loved by fashion editors everywhere. They’re also so thick you can skip the bra.
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The sinuous neckline on this style by The Line by K makes a simple tank sultry.
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An artisanal touch makes this tank special enough to wear under a blazer for work or over a bathing suit.
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Henley Tank Top
Henleys don’t get the attention they deserve. But at $10 a pop at Gap, we’re ready to bring this style back.
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Rib Holster Tank
Justify this purchase by telling yourself that this tank is unlike anything you already own.
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Viviana Silk Camisole
A little ruching goes a long way.
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White Ribbed Tank Top
This tank is loved by models everywhere, including Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Emily Ratajkowski.
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The Cashmere Tank
A cashmere tank is a great addition to your office uniform.
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Venice Venise V Crop Tank
This pointelle top is inspired by vintage lingerie.
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Crop It To Me
Wear this with a board shorts for a Blue Crush vibe.
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Nearly every it-girl has been spotted in this number (even Caroline Calloway), but that doesn’t make you want it any less.
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Hedi Slimane is master of making elevated closet staples. Consider this the ultimate status tank.
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Whisper Cotton Crewneck Muscle Tank
Madewell’s Whisper tanks are one of the brand’s best sellers, thanks to its airy fabrication and forgiving fit.
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The Scandi Select
Copenhagen-based designer Cecilie Bahnsen is known for her voluminous, babydoll delights.
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Rib High Neck Tank in White
High necklines are trending.
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Sky Scarf Top
Just imagine yourself wearing this on your next vacation. Added perk: it takes up no space in a your suitcase.
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Knit Asymmetric-Neck Tank Top
Peter Do is a rising designer and fashion industry favorite. This tank is just one reason why.
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The Modern Corset
Ribbed Maggie Tank
LNA upgraded the simple tank with a hook-and-eye placket. It’s like a corset, without the pain.
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Ribbed One Shoulder Top
Yep, the aysmmetrical silhouette from the ’00s is back.
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