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Who’d have thought 2020 would see the return of the tank top? Stylist has found seven of the best to buy and we’ll show you how to style them too
When it comes to the backbone of any fashion insider’s wardrobe, there are few staples that compare to a classic white tank top – a mainstay of the street style set at every fashion week.
Think about the days when getting dressed feels entirely out of the realm of comprehension: a classic white tank top is the staple that simply needs to be thrown on with either your favourite pair of jeans, your go-to floral midi skirt or your ultimate two-piece boxy suit, and provides the perfect background to an outfit.
Given recent endorsements from Bella, Gigi et al, it’s unsurprising that, according to global shopping platform Lyst, searches have spiked in recent weeks for crisp and classic white tank tops. They’re the style staple that your wardrobe is crying out for. Don’t believe us? Just see for yourself.
Reformation Tasha tank top
A classic white tank is crying out to be tucked into wide-leg linen trousers for this summer and beyond. Throw on an oversized poplin shirt if there’s a chill in the air.
Weekday close fitted tank top
This crisp style is a great way to add this trend into your workwear wardrobe. Wear with a simple midi skirt or tailored trousers for an effortlessly chic transitional ensemble.
Gap Forever support tank topGap’s support tank top is perfect for the bigger-busted among us; try pairing it with soft pastel tones and white jeans to keep the get-up fresh and crisp.
Cos fitted vest top
Simple and effective, this spring style staple from Cos is a true wardrobe stalwart. Wear with your favourite jeans and cargo trousers for a forever fashion piece.
Hush ribbed scoop vestThe neckline of this crisp white tank top is perfect for layering with all of your favourite gold chain necklaces and neck scarves, which are set to hit the big time this summer.
Arket rib tank top
Style up tonally with warm beiges, camel and sandy tones for a chic head-to-toe look.
Juicy Couture tank top with diamante branding
Juicy Couture is very much back with a bang, but if its velour tracksuits are too sartorially daunting for you, then opt for this diamante-adorned tank top instead.
Filippa K fine rib tank top
It’s no wonder the humble white tank top is seeing its status elevated, if this clean-cut iteration courtesy of Filippa K is anything to go by.
Calvin Klein plus-size monogram tank top
If the spring/summer 2022 collections are to be believed, monograms and logos are back in a big way. Rather than splurging on a Versace, Fendi or, indeed, Fendace something or other, look to this forever Calvin Klein vest top instead.
H&M ribbed knitted tank top
With a slightly knitted feel to it, H&M’s 90s-inspired white tank simply needs an XXL pair of gold hoops and a crimson pout for a look that means business.
Totême white tank top
Totême’s forever tank tops are a sartorial no-brainer. Wear forever and allow it to subtly do all of the talking for you.
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