Ah, the classic tank tops. They top nearly every list of wardrobe essentials.

Best Tank Tops for Women

No matter the season, tank tops for women are throw-on-and-go outfit staples that allow you to layer like a pro. Amassed in droves, in every color of the rainbow—and no matter how many you own—it’s a sure bet that you could add a few more to the mix. And maybe even toss a few old ones in the process as well? Tank tops for women are one of the ultimate outfit building blocks, and it’s time you shop for a few more for your collection.

From the classic white cotton rib to colorful mixed-materials sisters, here are the 14 best tank tops for women of the season.

Pro Tip


Perhaps your favorite tank tops even have a cut out or two to keep you on your toes. The only qualifier that this particular round-up is going to hold itself to? The layering potential. Anything to frilly or fussy is a no-go. Instead, shop this round-up for the building blocks of your wardrobe…before you move on to the rest.



Best Overall Tank Top for Women Raey Skinny-Strap Cotton-Jersey Vest

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This is easily one of the best white tank tops you will ever own. Made of a lightweight cotton jersey, it’s a great layering piece, while still holding its own if you simply want to throw it on with a pair of jeans and call it a day. The straps are the perfect blend of slender and substantial, making it a crowd pleaser for all styles.


Best Stripe Tank Top for Women Kule The Tank

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Go for a good old Breton stripe this summer, like this thick-strapped option from Kule. It boasts a slightly boxier, cropped fit that styles perfectly with a front fashion tuck!


Best Sweater Tank Top for Women La Ligne Crochet Tank

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Who says a sweater can’t also be a tank top? Not La Ligne! This season, they’ve crafted the perfect crocheted topper featuring a tank silhouette that you can wear alone or layer under a cardigan when it gets chilly.

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Best Muscle Tank Top for Women J.Crew Made-in-the-USA Muscle Tank

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For a sportier look, opt for slouchy muscle tank tops. This J.Crew style has vintage appeal, fitting just loose enough without looking frumpy. For a fun summertime uniform, try ticking the athleisure tank top into a more dressed up silk skirt to master that high-low, go-anywhere uniform.


Best Long Tank Top for Women AMO Long Rib Tank

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When you want classic slim white tank tops, but with a retro ribbed texture, AMO has re-created an age-old favorite with a more flattering fit than ever before.


Best Cashmere Tank Top for Women White + Warren Cashmere Tank

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Trying to figure out how to transition your beloved cashmere knits into the warmer weather? Follow White + Warren’s lead and rock a ribbed cashmere knit in the form of a tank top, styled with everything from denim to silk midi skirts—all year long!


Best Stretch Tank Top for Women The Row Brixton Stretch-Jersey Camisole

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Sometimes you want to splurge for no reason other than you deserve it. The Row was a brand that as founded on the building blocks of a wardrobe, crafting the best of every category. And, even when it comes to their stretch tank top, they hit the nail on the head.

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Best Nautical Tank Top for Women JNili Lotan Striped Cotton-Jersey Tank

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Not only does this Nili Lotan tank top offer the nautical inspiration of navy-and-white stripes, but it’s higher neck and tapered straps remind us of the shape of a tank that a sailor decades ago might have worn under his uniform. Tuck this one into a pair of high waisted pants or chinos and you’re good to go.


Best Bra Tank Top for Women Year of Ours Picnic Ribbed Tank

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Sometimes you need a little extra support with a built-in bra; or, perhaps you don’t want the fuss of another piece of apparel and would prefer your bra and tank be one in the same. Totally understandable, especially when you’re layering. This tank top has mastered the art of the shelf-bra tank top—without going too sporty.

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Best ’90s Crop Top for Women Aerie Henley Cami Crop Top

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Slide back into the ‘90s and early-aughts with this slightly cropped, front-button Henley-style tank top. In a range of eight colors, you can even layer them with one another if you’re feeling like you want to jump into the decade head-first.


Best Linen Tank Top for Women Boden Square Neck Linen Tank

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There’s nothing quite like linen for summer. It’s breathable, but still feels more substantial than cotton when it comes to texture. Boden has crafted an army of camisoles with pretty contrasting trim to ensure that you kick your tank top game up to the next level this summer.


Best Open-Knit Tank Top for Women Zankov Angelo Open-Knit Tank

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Go for retro appeal with open-knit tank tops, complete with a colorful trim. It’s a one-and-done styling option for all your neutral bottoms—be they off-duty denim or more tailored silk mini skirts.


Best Spaghetti Strap Tank Top for Women Leset Pointelle White Tank Top

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Remember those tanks that taught you to layer as a child? It was more of an undershirt for warmth, but you loved slipping into them with a pair of jeans and calling it a day. The scalloped straps and pointelle knit are back and ready to take over your adult wardrobe now, too.


Best Red Tank Top for Women Proenza Schouler White Label Cropped Rib-Knit Tank

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Looking for statement tank tops? Go bright and bold with this rib-knit Proenza Schouler tank top. It’s slightly cropped to aid in the styling with all of your high waisted bottoms without bulk, yet knit so that you can add a little texture to your every outfit, all 12 months of the year.

Pro Tip


Though often made of cotton, feature thin straps, and boast a classic scoop neck, we’re here to bust all of those preconceived notions about what a tank top is. Can they be cashmere? Sure! What about high-neck? Of course! Stock up on white and black tank tops first, no matter the style. They will go with everything you own and have the most styling potential. After that, go for color and print. You’ll love to mix and match the bold styles once you have the classics in hand.

365 days a year, there’s nothing like the knowledge that you have invested in all of the essentials of a well-rounded wardrobe, with tank tops topping the list. That said, come summer, they’re even more important than ever as the temperature begins to rise—fast.

Shop all the best here to update your seasonal wardrobe asap.

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