A “must-have” in very girl’s closet, the classic and famous tank top can be used for almost every moment in any woman’s life. It can be used by itself, go on a shopping trip with your favorite capri pants, to the movies with fashionable skinny jeans, and even to the beach with a cute skirt or trendy shorts. Also, grab your cardigan or blazer, pull over your pencil skirt, slip in your stilettos and you are pulling off the elegant and professional look without losing your fashion sense, and of course, your favorite piece of clothing: the tank top. Sex and the City made them popular by adding up a belt to the tank top and pairing it with a flowy skirt, never forgetting your clutch bag and original Manolo Blahnik’s.
The versatility of this piece is reborn this season thanks to the stylists who believed in the piece and rather than looking at it as another simple sleeveless shirt, they visualized a state of mind, a sort of mood meter, a fresh and fun fashion movement.
Its name arrives from the bathing suit worn by men at the beginning of the twentieth century, better known as “swim tank”, which is derived from “swimming tank”, how people used to call the traditional swimming pool. Even though the word was not used after defining the pool as such, the word tank was still the correct one when referring to the bathing suit.
If you think tank tops are just plain boring, think again, there are million ways to wear, accessorize, and wow everyone with your top. One of the favorite trends with spaghetti strap styled tops is to layer different colored ones on top of each other, this can be done with tank tops also; they can even have different cuts for a more original style. One important factor in tank top fashion is that the use of a bra is accepted, loose straps showing on your arm are a fashion statement, and wearing a different color bra is the ultimate.
Accessories are very important for your ensemble, bangles, charmed bracelets, and classic chains can relate to the personality you want to project with your look; a wide wooden bangle and long beaded necklace might seem perfect for your white tank top and Boho chic beige skirt with gladiator style flats. Combining black with black or white with white on an every day style can even identify you as a country club socialite in a designer look. Such a simple top, and it can do wonders, you can wear the same one every day and no one will notice if you know how to work it.
Tank tops can be embroidered with any kind of elements you wish, patches, beads, buttons, jewels, anything that can make your shirt stand out from the rest. A makeover can’t be finished without a new hair-do, go to the salon and transform yourself from head to toes, always wearing your confidence first.