5 Ways to Wear a Tank Top and Still Look Polished

Joy Montgomery
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Dressing over the course of the last year has had an interesting effect on the way we see our wardrobes, specifically, it has highlighted which pieces are the most versatile and hardest-working and which are not. Interestingly, the tank top has emerged as one of the unlikelier heroes of our WFH capsule, and if Instagram is anything to go by, we're not the only ones who think so.

While the power of a well-made basic is hardly breaking news, we've particularly enjoyed the streamlined aesthetic of the classic white racer-back tank, which has offered a sporty alternative to the boxy-fit tees that have proliferated over the last few seasons. This is a top that was made to be tucked into high-waisted trousers, floaty midi skirt and knitted joggers, and even layered under dresses and shirts. In other words, it's a serious wardrobe workhorse.

Casting off its previous low-key associations, in the confines of our homes, the tank has been able to take on a more elevated role, and we've tried beautifying it with colourful prints, elegant jewellery and even the odd heeled mule. Of course, the idea of fancy-fying their humble vest top might not be appealing to everyone, but if you're craving comfort with just a hint of polish, keep scrolling to see the fun tank top outfits we're copying this March.

1. Tank Top + Tailored Trousers + Delicate Jewellery


Weekday Stella Tank Top (£8)

Arket Fluid Cupro Trousers (£69)

Thomas Sabo Ring (sold individually) (£49)

2. Tank Top + Printed Flares + Mules


Arket Ribbed Racer Tank (£17)

House of Sunny Paradise Party Pant (£85)

Valentino Valentino Garavani Go Logo 65 Leather Mules (£510)

3. Tank Top + Jeans + Printed Jacket


Asos Design Curve Knitted Rib Vest in Cream (£14)

River Island Plus Blue High Waisted Mom Stretch Jean ($42)

Asos Curve Dad Suit Blazer With Contrast Lapel in Check (£58)

4. Tank Top + High Waisted Trousers + Chunky Sandals


Cos Sleeveless Knitted Top (£45)

Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini Belted Pleated Stretch-Cotton Twill Wide-Leg Pants (£300)

Arket Leather Slide (£115)

5. Tank Top + Leather Trousers + Chain Necklace


M&S Collection Pure Cotton Scoop Neck Vest Top (£6)

Joseph Teddy Leather Tapered Pants (£945)

Missoma Twisted Link T-Bar Chain Necklace (£325)

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