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Tank tops are ideal for layering and some styles can be worn solo for hot weather, too! Check out this round-up of adaptable and cute women’s tank tops!

 


Best Tank Top for Women


 

 

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Tank top women choices are varied and incredibly useful for layering. Certain types can be worn on their own too. 

 

 

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While I don’t wear them much, I’ve used them to layer under a fleece when I hiked chilly Machu Picchu, and they can be superb for hot weather travels in general!

So check out these top recommended picks for the most versatile, pretty-looking tank top styles! 

 

 

Best Womens Tank Tops for Layering or Wearing on Their Own

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XL: Quince

 

Quince Women’s V Neck Silk Tank Tops

 

Tank tops women love have to be cozy, and this tank top blouse is perfect. Simple and swingy, this womens silk tank from Quince is sure to be a part of your warm-weather routine.

This V-neck classic tank is made from washable silk, with a bit of stretch for the perfect fit also giving it an easygoing soft feel. Perfect to pair with a skirt, skinny jeans, or even leggings and your fave pair of flats or sandals.

 

 

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Shop: Amazon | Lands’ End

 

Lands’ End Cotton Womens Tank Top

 

This brand is popular with readers and their cotton ladies tank top is no different! One reviewer heaps some love, saying that “the armholes cover your bra and the neckline is modest. The fabric is not clingy.” 

Others say the “fit is consistently the same and true to size.” The hemline falls to mid-hip so it can be tucked in or out, depending on the bottoms you’re wearing. It’s offered in regular, petite, tall, plus sizes and has tons of colors to match your style!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XXS-XL: Nordstrom

 

Treasure & Bond Women’s Ribbed Tank Tops

 

The beautiful thing about ladies tank tops is the variety! I’m feeling this ribbed tank top because of the pattern and its slim fitting, but still classy.

It would look cute with jeans or tucked into some paperbag shorts. With so many colors and sizes (XXS-XL) you’ll surely be able to find a fave!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XL: Ibex

 

ibex Essentials Women Tank Top

 

This racerback tank top womens is a simple but effective choice to layer with or wear alone. It’s made of merino wool, a miracle fabric that can retain warmth or not retain moisture, all with odor-fighting abilities so ideal to take along on a 2-week trip, so you can do laundry less. Totally fluid for a beach cover (with airy shorts), a weekend festival shirt, or for city exploring.

It also has spandex so when you move, it moves with you—and wearers confirm this! It’s available in tons of colors and sizes XS-XL

 

These are our readers top picks for merino wool t-shirts, perfect for women on the go.

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XL: Michael Stars

 

Michael Stars Womens Lightweight Tank Top

 

This tank top vneck style is lightweight and has a flattering hugging style, with a drop hem at the back. Made of soft crepe, you can take this from day to night. I love the V-neck style and this black staple can be worn on its own or layered beneath a blazer or a light denim jacket.

Comes in sizes XS-XL and six beautiful colors too. 

 

 

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Shop Sizes: XS P-XXL | 1X-3X

 

NIC+ZOE Perfect Women’s Tank Top Shirt

 

Nordstrom carries quality women tank tops and NIC+ZOE is the highest-rated, most raved-about tank on their site. What’s all the fuss? The Perfect Tank is in my shopping cart now! 

Seriously though, users say this black tank (plus-size version that’s slightly different than the Perfect Tank is pictured here) is soft (cotton/spandex blend) and the fit works for most. I prefer a bit more coverage around the chest area in my tank tops, so the scoop neck is totally my jam. Can’t wait to try it out!

This tank top plus size style is available in size XS P-XXL, and the Perfect Layer Tank displayed above is in a plus-size version, sizes 1X-3X. Wearers call this plus-size flowy tank top, “nice, feminine, and soft.”

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XL: Amazon | Icebreaker 

 

Icebreaker Women’s Siren Merino Wool Tank Top 

 

This merino wool Icebreaker tank is a popular pick. Not only is it versatile, but it continues to keep its shape after every wash and the merino fabric will keep you odor-free and ready-to-go all day long! 

I recently ordered my second Icebreaker tank because I liked it so much. While I don’t feel comfortable wearing it as a stand-alone top, it’s ideal for layering underneath another top, to use for outdoor adventures, and for loungewear. If you have a wardrobe that requires layers under your blouses or cardigans, merino wool is ideal for travel because you don’t have to take more than one to two pairs. Merino wool doesn’t need to be washed often so it’s ideal for basics that require heavy wear.

Note that sizing for Icebreaker base layers and underwear seems to run small. I originally bought the x-small in the tank top but ordered the second one in a small. It’s still snug but because I don’t plan to wear it as a top, the fit works. If you did want to wear it as a top, perhaps size up.

An excited reviewer says, “I’m just over the moon with merino wool base layers, I used to always get cold while going about my day around the house and this is genuinely the first winter I actually don’t feel uncomfortable. I just can’t believe the difference this makes, so happy I decided to splash out. People even say you should air them out rather than wash too often. I’m amazed!” 

This comes in several pretty colors and sizes XS-XL.

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XL: Evereve | Michael Stars

 

Michael Stars Dressy Tank Top

 

This crew neck sleeveless top has such a classy, yet relaxed vibe! Users call this piece comfy (a cotton and spandex combo) and versatile!

It’s a chic and classy pick. This type of tank is also bra-friendly (no straps showing). With the relaxed fit, you could wear faux leather leggings and long shorts or tuck in the tank for a more polished appearance. Comes in sizes XS-XL.

  

 

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Shop: Everlane

 

Everlane Organic Sleeveless Tank Top

 

Talk about lovely, this round neck cutaway top highlights the neck and back beautifully, which makes this lightweight choice a keeper!

Users say the cozy cotton slays those hot summer days and looks smashing with denim (jeans or shorts) or under a blazer. One of the best soft tank tops out there!

 

 

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Shop Sizes 0-22: Chico’s

 

Chico’s Eyelet Tank Top

 

Chico’s tank tops like this are ideal for layering, as it fits close to the skin, yet is soft. Reviews say the “fit is good,” and “awesome for a first layer!” The other popular one is their microfiber tank tank, which is perfect for layering too or wear alone.

You could wear this tank top undershirt beneath long sleeve pullovers or button-down shirts, or even put a tee over it for some extra layers. Available in sizes 0-22.

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XL: Eddie Bauer | Amazon

 

Eddie Bauer Favorite Scoop-Neck Tank Top

 

My fave tank is the Eddie Bauer Rib Tank, which is not available right now but this scoop neck tank is similar. It’s perfect for layering—I definitely wouldn’t wear it alone. It’s fitted so close to the body which means you’d have a great base layer and then can add on from there. 

Many wearers call this off white tank top is crazy soft, yet has form so it won’t sag on you, and I agree! It helps that it’s mostly rayon, with a bit of stretch (100% cotton or 60% cotton/40% polyester, depending on color). A strong staple!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XXS-XXL: Nordstrom

 

Zella Women’s Work Out Tank Top

 

Known for comfortable clothing that allows lots of movement, the Zella Work for It Easy tank top is cooling and soft—able to be functional for any activity, whether it’s travel, spending the day lounging at home or hitting the gym!

 

 

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Shop Sizes XXS-XXL: Nordstrom

 

Halogen Raw Edge Womens V Neck Tank Top

 

Because Halogen isn’t just cardigan and blouses, they’re everything! This day-to-night tank top is hip length, ideal for tucking in, it has a raw-edge chiffon whispers at the neckline and armholes of a day-to-night tank cut from light and drapey crepe.

The slimmer fit adds panache but it’s still versatile. One wearer says, “Grabbed this top on a complete whim to try on under a bunch of blazers and it turned into the unexpected MVP of my fall season.” This tank will look fab with jeans, dressy pants, or joggers!

 

 

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Shop Sizes S-XL: Amazon

 

MEROKEETY Henley Tank Top Womens

 

Wearers LOVE this womens henley tank top on this soft, ribbed fabric poly and rayon, which makes it a bit airier and the v neck flattering when the hair is up.

The soft lightweight fabric makes this a lovely choice on its own or layered beneath a chambray shirt. One wearer says, “Better made than I expected, nice substantial fabric, well-finished seaming, it’s symmetrical like a more expensive top. Not sheer at all. It has great stretch without being clingy and is rightly sized.”

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-3XXL: Adea

 

Adea Bra Friendly Cami Tank Top

 

Adea specializes in women’s undergarments and items like camisole tank tops, so this particular one is terrific for layering. The wide straps can accommodate any type of bra strap and there’s no racerback or ballet back to rub against other layers. 

Users feel it fits wonderfully, is a lightweight, breathable fabric, and it can be worn on its own, just size up is what they recommend. Bonus, this is also sold as plus size women’s tank tops, so able to accommodate a variety of women!

Available in regular and plus sizes.

 

 

An Alternative to Tank Tops

 

 

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Shop Sizes XXS-XXL: Faherty

 

Faherty Isha Linen Sleeveless Top

 

Based on the bestselling Isha linen dress, this sleeveless top is elevated with delicate pintucks that create a flattering and pretty drape. Crafted from softly textured linen, we’re wearing this airy and relaxed essential under a cardigan during those in-between seasons and on it’s own into the summer.

Pair it with jeans, stylish summer shorts and comfortable walking sandals!

 

 

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Shop Sizes S-XXL: Amazon

 

Zeagoo Drape Neck Jersey Top

 

If you don’t love tanks, this ruched cowl neck drape top is super popular.  It’s slightly longer than a tee and you could wear it more like a tunic if you wanted more coverage and wear it over tight-fitting pants like Ponte knit pants, or it looks awesome with shorts too. It’s also a great layering shirt!

This shirt is durable, easy to wear, and wash, so it’s amazing with capsule wardrobe. One wearer says, “I bought it for under a cardigan and it served its purpose. Neckline dropped nicely and it was comfortable. I personally wouldn’t wear it alone without a cardigan but that’s just me. It nice enough to wear alone.”

 

 

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Shop Sizes XS-XL: Numi

 

Numi The Shelf Sustainable Silk Nude Tank Top

 

I’m 5’2” and have a larger bust so tank tops are usually too boxy, the under arm holes are too wide and show my bra, the straps are too thin to hide my bra straps, or the neckline looks odd and frumpy. Not the Numi silk tank top—it’s absolutely perfect!!!! My bra doesn’t show at all. It’s just a seamless and smooth fit. I am shocked; I’ve never had a tank fit me so well! I couldn’t be happier.

If you’re looking to create the perfect capsule wardrobe for travel or everyday living, this tank top is a must. Layer it under a cardigan or blazer, tuck it into a high waisted midi skirt, or wear with denim, this tank is the ultimate basic. This would also make a cute, but elevated shorts and tank top combo, too!

The fabric is also light and airy, beyond packable—and it’s stain-resistant, so less for me to maintain. I can’t wait to see how it holds up in the heat! 

This is made from sustainable silk and is available in sizes XS-XL and four different colors. 

 

 

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Shop Sizes XXS-XXL: Nordstrom

 

Vince Camuto Satin Sleeveless Blouse

 

Everyone loves these Rumpled Satin Blouse from Vince Camuto. It’s lustrous rumpled satin gives rich polish to a favorite V-neck blouse and billowed with a pleated center and shirred back.

One wearer says, “I absolutely love this top. It’s perfect to pair with a skirt or pants! Soft enough to tuck in a skirt also long enough to pair with pants! The fabric is surprisingly good and the color should agree with most summer colors.”

 

 

Best Womens Tank Top Comparison Chart

 

BRAND | MODEL FEATURES RATINGS | PRICE
Best Tank Top for Women
Quince Women’s V Neck Silk Tank Tops Tank tops women love have to be cozy, and this tank top blouse is perfect. Simple and swingy, this womens silk tank from Quince is sure to be a part of your warm-weather routine. Check Price
Lands' End Cotton Womens Tank Top This brand is popular with readers and their cotton ladies tank top is no different! One reviewer heaps some love, saying that “the armholes cover your bra and the neckline is modest. The fabric is not clingy.”  Check Price
Treasure & Bond Women's Ribbed Tank Tops The beautiful thing about ladies tank tops is the variety! I’m feeling this ribbed tank top because of the pattern and its slim fitting, but still classy. Check Price
ibex Essentials Women Tank Top This racerback tank top womens is a simple but effective choice to layer with or wear alone. It’s made of merino wool, a miracle fabric that can retain warmth or not retain moisture, all with odor-fighting abilities so ideal to take along on a 2-week trip, so you can do laundry less. Check Price
Michael Stars Womens Lightweight Tank Top This tank top vneck style is lightweight and has a flattering hugging style, with a drop hem at the back. Made of soft crepe, you can take this from day to night. Check Price
NIC+ZOE Perfect Women's Tank Top Shirt I prefer a bit more coverage around the chest area in my tank tops, so the scoop neck is totally my jam. Check Price
Icebreaker Women’s Siren Merino Wool Tank Top  “I'm just over the moon with merino wool base layers, I used to always get cold while going about my day around the house and this is genuinely the first winter I actually don't feel uncomfortable. I just can't believe the difference this makes, so happy I decided to splash out. People even say you should air them out rather than wash too often. I'm amazed!” Check Price
Michael Stars Dressy Tank Top This crew neck sleeveless top has such a classy, yet relaxed vibe! Users call this piece comfy (a cotton and spandex combo) and versatile! Check Price
Everlane The Organic Cotton Cutaway Tank Users say the cozy cotton slays those hot summer days and looks smashing with denim (jeans or shorts) or under a blazer. Check Price
Chico's Eyelet Tank Top “Fit is good,” and “awesome for a first layer!”  Check Price
Eddie Bauer Favorite Scoop-Neck Tank Top My fave tank is the Eddie Bauer Rib Tank, which is not available right now but this scoop neck tank is similar. It’s perfect for layering—I definitely wouldn’t wear it alone. Check Price
Zella Women’s Work for It Easy Tank Known for comfortable clothing that allows lots of movement, the Zella Work for It Easy tank top is cooling and soft—able to be functional for any activity, whether it’s travel, spending the day lounging at home or hitting the gym! Check Price
Halogen Raw Edge Womens V Neck Tank Top This day-to-night tank top is hip length, ideal for tucking in, it has a raw-edge chiffon whispers at the neckline and armholes of a day-to-night tank cut from light and drapey crepe. Check Price
MEROKEETY Henley Tank Top Womens "Better made than I expected, nice substantial fabric, well-finished seaming, it’s symmetrical like a more expensive top. Not sheer at all. It has great stretch without being clingy and is rightly sized." Check Price
Adea Bra Friendly Cami Tank Top Users feel it fits wonderfully, is a lightweight, breathable fabric, and it can be worn on its own, just size up is what they recommend. Check Price
An Alternative to Tank Tops
Faherty Isha Linen Sleeveless Top Based on the bestselling Isha linen dress, this sleeveless top is elevated with delicate pintucks that create a flattering and pretty drape. Check Price
Zeagoo Drape Neck Jersey Top "I bought it for under a cardigan and it served its purpose. Neckline dropped nicely and it was comfortable. I personally wouldn’t wear it alone without a cardigan but that’s just me. It nice enough to wear alone." Check Price
Numi The Audre Sustainable Silk Tank Top I’m 5’2” and have a larger bust so tank tops are usually too boxy, the under arm holes are too wide and show my bra, the straps are too thin to hide my bra straps, or the neckline looks odd and frumpy. Not the Numi silk tank top—it’s absolutely perfect!!!! My bra doesn’t show at all. It’s just a seamless and smooth fit. I am shocked; I’ve never had a tank fit me so well! I couldn’t be happier. Check Price
Vince Camuto Satin Sleeveless Blouse "I absolutely love this top. It’s perfect to pair with a skirt or pants! Soft enough to tuck in a skirt also long enough to pair with pants! The fabric is surprisingly good and the color should agree with most summer colors." Check Price

 

 

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How to Wear a Tank Top

 

What woman wouldn’t go for comfortable tank tops? At least, that’s my motto and so before we begin sussing out how to wear tank tops, let’s cover fabrics first!

My favorite tanks are always a blend of anything from rayon, viscose, cotton, and some kind of stretchy material like spandex or elastane. They ought to be soft and airy, as well as lightweight and packable for me.

A tank top pattern can range from smooth, to ribbed, or colorful, fun ones. I tend to go for classics though, like a black or white color. A good general guide is solid neutral colors are best for cities, while brights look amazing for the beach. 

Though, the most beautiful thing about them is their versatility! For tank top outfits, these pieces look fab together:

 

 

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Tank Top and Shorts

 

Tank tops and shorts are by far my favorite. I love the easygoing breezy feel of both. Go for elastic waist shorts or denim, all the way to skorts.

 

 

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Tank Top and Jeans

 

Denim jeans can almost act like a neutral and be a wonderful canvas for something colorful, all the way to tank top white.  

Tank tops styles are best paired with feminine dressed up bottoms if worn as a top vs. regular denim for a more stylish outfit. Also, try them with elastic waist pants, too!

 

 

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Tank Top and Skirt

 

Skirts and tank tops just universally go together. While I don’t wear a ton of skirts, when I do and want to be a bit more polished yet still not feel too hot, I combine the two in warm or humid destinations. For a skirt, I tend to like linen, rayon, or cotton blend for a lightweight touch.

 

 

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Tank Top and Leggings

 

Another go-to tank top outfit of mine, I often revolve my favorite leggings with my current fave top. Both are super versatile, one or the other can switch from being neutral to printed or colorful. If you want more ideas for what could pair with leggings, read here.

When it comes to buying, I tend to look for a tank tops sale and pick up a few to stock up for the year from my fave retailers

Also, the tank tops Amazon sells are generally nicely priced and reliable. Happy hunting!

 

 

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Compass Rose Packing Cubes

 

Taking Your Soft Tank Top Somewhere? Here’s How to Pack It

 

Womens soft tank tops are pretty easy to pack If you’re planning a getaway. Start with packing cubes, they will seriously change the way you pack! I designed my own brand of slim packing cubes, with a unique color and numbering system, so it’s easy to remember where I’ve packed everything—even my beloved tanks!

 

Learn our hacks with packing cubes in the video above!

 

We also put together a five-part YouTube series showing the different methods to use packing cubes for travel. If you use this specific packing strategy, packing cubes can also compress your belongings. This method has helped me travel carry-on only!

 

 


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