Who’d have thought 2020 would see the return of the tank top? Stylist’s found 8 of the best to buy, and we’ll show you how to style them too
Ok you might fear the return of the tank top. Yes, at first glance it may take you back to the late 90s when All Saints wore nothing but tanks and cargo pants on Top of the Pops. But the 2020 version of this vest top has come a long way since then. And the defining feature of this summer’s style? It has thicker straps (and boy, we are happy with). Stylist’s fashion team has found at least eight different styles so there’s almost definitely going to be one for everyone.
From the one-shoulder to knitted styles, racer backs and the bodysuit: it’s all about the tank top. It’s a simple yet effective wardrobe update that won’t date, we are never going back to the spaghetti strap style of yesteryear. Shop this style now and wear forever.
But how to style a tank top in 2020. Well, whether you wear with your tracksuit bottoms at home, your silky midi skirt, your shorts, or old faithful jeans this really is the simplest summer trend to style. Make it the high-summer alternative to your classic t-shirt. And come winter you don’t need to pack away with the rest of your summer wardrobe - it’s a useful layer for under your knitwear.
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When shopping this trend stick to neutral tones, and if that’s not your style try soft palatable pastels rather than bright colours.
Gaining kudos amongst our fashion influencer friends, the most Instagramable style on sale right now is the ribbed white racer back. It is the most sporty of its style, but it’s trickier to wear than other iterations because it means donning a strapless bra and buying in a thicker cotton style for no show through.
Here’s our edit of the best styles to shop now and style tips on how to wear this summer.
Anne-Sophie Agopome @annesophieagp
Wear your tank top with cool cargo pants and chunky dad sandals for a chic alternative to your weekend jeans and tee.
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Try a tank top for an evening look, by adding luxe fabrics like leather, and silk. And your favourite heeled mules to offset the simplicity of the top.
Brittany Bathgate @brittanybathgate
Lizzy Hadfield @shotfromthestreet
8 of the best styles to shop now
Bodysuits are great tucked into wide leg trousers as a streamline style like this means no need to keep tucking in your tee.
This deep ‘V’ knitted style is a great way to add this trend into your work-wear wardrobe. Wear with a simple midi skirt or tailored trousers for an effortlessly chic work look.
H&MTry soft pastel tones with white jeans to keep this look fresh and crisp. Add cool hair accessories to jazz this look for a BBQ with friends.
& Other Stories
Simple and effective, this wear-with-everything style from & Other Stories is a true wardrobe staple.
J CrewThis knitted style from J Crew is a more luxe way to try the trend, wear with summer shorts and super size sunnies.
New LookPlay with texture and try this jersey bodysuit with linen for summer. Come winter opt for heavier leathers.
Style up tonally with warm beiges, camel and sandy tones for a chic head to toe look.
One shoulder styles feel more elevated, so try with a midi skirt and heels for a summer occasion look.
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