Dressing over the course of the last few weeks 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 years. 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 May.