You already know the importance of a classic white tee for any capsule wardrobe, but what about the fashion staple’s sleeveless pal? We’re referring, of course, to the simple white tank, which is just as much of a sartorial powerhouse as the traditional t-shirt.
A dependable white tank top is a wardrobe essential, though it’s also one of the more subjective items in any closet, since everyone has different requirements and preferences when it comes to fashionable basics. Recently, there have also been quite a few chic designer takes on the tank top, like Prada’s ultra-luxe $1,000 interpretation and the oft-sold out Loewe version, bringing the humble white tank into the high-fashion sphere.
The best white tanks are versatile and flattering, and are easily dressed up or down. White tanks are a fantastic layering staple when it’s cooler out, perhaps with jeans or under your favorite leather jacket, a stylish blazer or a cardigan, but they’re also great on their own, especially during the stifling summer months, when you can throw your favorite tank on with shorts or a floaty skirt.
Today’s white tanks come in plenty of fabrics and silhouettes, whether you want a classic fitted ribbed style or a looser, wide-strapped version. There are countless creative ways to style a white tank, transforming it from a modest basic to one of your most-worn and beloved closet staples. Below, see the best white tanks to shop now.
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The Best White Tank Tops for Women
Bandier Wesly The Rivington Ribbed Tank
This fitted white high-neck tank has just the right amount of stretch, with an ultra-flattering silhouette. It’s no surprise that it’s a constant best-seller.
Michael Stars Halley Ribbed Tank with Ruching
This wide-strapped crewneck tank offers a more elevated take on the staple, with flattering ruched sides.
Alo Yoga Ribbed Aspire Full Length Tank
If you want a classic white tank with a built-in bra, look no further than Alo’s supportive racerback, which is just as suitable for a workout as for a day of pure lounging. It’s 95 percent cotton with 5 percent spandex, for a bit of stretch.
Galvan Satin V-Neck Camisole
For a more elegant and dressed-up vibe, look no further than this effortlessly chic satin v-neck camisole.
Commando Studio Rib Tank
Commando’s soft and stretchy ribbed racerback tank top has a body-hugging cut and high neckline; it’s sure to be a staple layering piece.
Good American Good Form Modern Tank Bodysuit
A bodysuit tank top is a great way to forgo any of those pesky fabric lines if you’re going for a sleek, tucked-in look. This Good American square neck tank top bodysuit has wide straps, and we love that the brand is size-inclusive, with plus size offerings up to a 5XL.
Totême Organic Cotton Jersey Tank
This organic cotton tank top is another option with just the right touch of stretch, and you can wear it with truly anything in your closet.
Ugg Soni Muscle Tank
Those who prefer a less fitted option should try out this roomy, muscle-style tank with rib knit trim from Ugg.
Something Navy x Cotton Ribbed Tank
This simple white tank has a softer, slightly lower neckline than some of the other options out there, and is a dream for layering.
James Perse The Daily Ribbed Stretch-Cotton Tank
James Perse is known for well-made basics that you’ll have for years, like this comfy and effortless round-neck white ribbed tank.
Year of Ours Sporty Rib Tank
This ribbed racerback tank is a more sporty alternative, and is made of a thicker material for more support.
Vuori Sunrise Crop Tank
For a subtle crop, try this slightly shrunken white top, which is made of a moisture-wicking fabric if you choose to wear it as a workout tank over a sports bra, though it also comes in handy during particularly hot days.
Re/Done x Hanes Ribbed Tank
Re/Done’s basic white tank is an elevated version of the traditional men’s undershirt.
Ninety Percent Ava Stretch Organic Cotton Rib Tank
This slim-fitting cotton cami tank has narrow banded straps and a slight scoop neck.
Skims Utility Sport Scoop Tank Top
Kim Kardashian’s Skims is known for shapewear, but the brand also has quality basics, like this scoop neck tank top, which comes in a size range from XXS to 4X.
Aerie Free Spirit Ribbed Tank Top
If you want a very subtle cropped tank top, try Aerie’s ribbed version.
Goodlife Clothing Sleeveless Supima Classic Top
This high neck sleeveless tank is made of a mix of supima cotton and modal, has a more relaxed and casual fit, without looking sloppy.
Free People Clean Lines Crop Tank
This minimalist white cropped tank is partially lined and ideal for layering, and happens to be shoppable on both Nordstrom and Amazon.
Madewell V-Neck Sweater Tank
For an alternative to the usual classic cotton, consider this knit tank, for a sleeveless sweater-like aesthetic.