As basic as basics come, the humble white tank top may feel like an unassuming wardrobe staple but, it has recently become the it-girl go-to for chic, minimalistic styling.
Ever since the understated style played a starring role in Prada’s Fall 2022 runway during Milan Fashion Week, the simple white tank top has become inescapable.
“The strongest case for the white tank came from Prada,” marie claire Australia’s fashion editor Naomi Smith commented last year.
“It was worked into nearly every look in the show, with the logo placed front and centre with perfect nineties throwback vibes, layered under or over sheer slip dresses or suit jackets.
“Then, when the tank popped up at Bottega Veneta and then Loewe, it was clear the white cotton tank was going to be the most sought after status piece for the season.”
Another contributing factor to the rise of the tank top is undoubtedly the aligned resurgence of Y2K fashion. A favourite of ‘90s it-girls like Gwen Stefani and Sporty Spice, the tank was central to the grunge uniform of the era.
If you’re looking to keep in the theme of the decade, pairing your tank under a slip dress or with a low-rise skirt makes for a perfect match.
But, you’re not limited to a ‘90s-inspired look alone, the tank top can be styled in fresh, modern ways as shown by marie claire Australia’s market editor, Emily Gittany, below.
The Best White Tank Tops
How To Style A White Tank Top
Let marie claire Australia’s market editor, Emily Gittany, show you how she styles a simple white tank top three ways for the perfect look.