Layering Tanks for Women 101
A true style classic, the tank top is a necessary piece of every woman’s wardrobe. From being a summer stand-alone staple over a bralette or swim top to being the foundational piece over (or under) which those cooler weather layers lie, this sleeveless gem of a shirt is the perfect investment piece. And we’re going to show you how to layer it for this season - perfect style.
But first, let’s start with some basics. What is a tank top?
The tank top is a collarless, sleeveless shirt that typically has thicker shoulder straps - the size of the shoulder strap being the feature that separates the tank top from a camisole, which typically has very thin straps. Considered a summer wardrobe essential, these universal tops make the perfect layering pieces under shirts, jackets, and coats once cooler weather rolls in. Just like other types of shirts, tank tops come in a variety of different necklines and cuts; v-neck, crew neck, scoop neck, etc. to super form-fitting, boxy, flowy or cropped.
When it comes to shopping for tank tops for women there are a few things to think about.
What is the length of the item you want to layer it with? For instance, if you’re planning to wear your tank with a cropped or waist-length sweater, you should look for something that's a little longer in the torso.
How high is the waist on the bottoms you’re planning to wear? Say you’re planning to style your tank with that perfect pair of high-waisted corduroys - look for something super cropped or long enough to tuck in so it shows off that snatched waist of yours. While it’s not technically a tank, our cotton blend ribbed bralette, Daisy, is a great choice when something cropped is key.
What bra (if any) do you plan to wear? With the 90’s street style back in full swing having the right tank for that lace bralette you love to peek through is something to consider. Not a fan of visible bra straps? This is also a consideration.
Now, let’s get to the fun part, layering! Here’s how we’re rocking our tanks this season:
With a cute cardigan.
Made with 50% organic cotton and 50% recycled cotton to create a rich, textured fabric with soft highs and lows, our Annie ribbed tank features a high neck and form fitting body making it perfect on its own or layer in the colder months. Pair it with your favorite fitted cardi for a look that’s easy to take from day to night. Annie comes in a wide variety of hues so there’s something for everyone to love - especially under the goes-with-everything Jenni Kayne Cable Cocoon Cardigan.
With your well-loved boyfriend sweater.
Be as comfortable as you wanna be with our 90% cotton, 10% spandex ribbed tank, Blondie. A blend of luxury cotton and spandex rib, a little bit beefy and just fitted enough to feel like a second skin, it’s another brilliant staple piece that’s perfect for layering under your favorite sweater (or our Heart Cotton Fleece Hoodie) or styled with a pair of jeans. Our perfectly curated hues give you plenty of options, too. You might need a few of these, just sayin’.
Under our favorite blazer.
While we technically call it a bralette, our Daisy cropped tank is made with our exclusive ultra-soft cotton fabric - a combination of modal and a little spandex. It fits slightly snug to the body and it’s just the right amount of breathable for layering under your fave blazer or worn by itself with a pair of sweats like the Stevie or Johnny. We like to call it the perfect blend of function + comfort. Looking for the blazer of your dreams? We’re kind of crushing on The 80’s Blazer from Everlane.
Looking for the intimates version of that perfect tank? Check out our Mya cami, part of the newly-launched perfect underneath, a curated collection of impossibly soft supima cotton intimates that includes bralettes, boxers, thongs, boyshorts, briefs, robes + more. Made in three classic hues, petal, sugar, and vintage black, there’s sure to be one you’ll love.
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