We’re seeing a huge comeback in ‘90s fashion and beauty trends. Some (like over-plucked eyebrows), are better off staying in the past, but others are perfect minimalist basics we’re happy to embrace. Case in point? The simple white tank top. There’s a reason the entire world went cuckoo every time Jennifer Aniston rocked a plain white tank top on Friends. The timeless outfit staple makes it easy to look put together while requiring minimal effort—ideal for those days when you roll out of bed and the last thing you want to think about is putting an outfit together. Below, we’ve rounded up 21 of the best white tank tops on the market right now.
21 White Tank Tops That Go with Everything (and We Mean Everything)
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How to Wear a White Tank Top
White tank tops are a quintessential wardrobe staple due to their unmatched versatility. They match with literally outfit and any vibe. Pair yours with some easy off-white jeans for a monochromatic look, a cute skirt for a flirty moment or a pair of breezy wide-leg trousers for a casual-cool weekend vibe. You can dress it up with some gold statement jewelry and mules for an effortless date outfit or all the way down with leggings to hit the gym.
What to Wear Under a White Tank Top
If you want more coverage, layer your tank over a nude bra or bandeau. In the case of a halter neck top, opt for a strapless bra or, if you want to avoid the risk of your bra peeking over your tank, nude pasties are the way to go. It’s the closest way to look like you’re wearing nothing, while offering some coverage. Of course, you can always just go braless for an extra free feel. It may seem counterintuitive, but avoid wearing a white bra under a white tank, since the outline of the white tends to pop under similar colored shirts.
The Best White Tank Tops at a Glance
- Best Celeb-Approved White Tank Top: WSLY Rivington Ribbed Tank
- Best Editor-Approved White Tank Top: Madewell Whisper Tank
- Best Cut-Out White Tank Top: KOTO Cutout Tank Top
- Best Organic White Tank Top: Everlane The Organic Cutaway Tank
- Most Figure-Flattering White Tank Top: SKIMS Cotton Ribbed Tank
- Most Affordable White Tank Top: Target Square Neck Tank Top
- Best Square-Neck White Tank Top: Free People Square Off Compression Tank
- Best Stretchy White Tank Top: Splendid 1X1 Tank Top
- Best Crewneck White Tank Top: Reformation Tasha Tank
- Best Cropped White Tank Top: Everlane The Pima Micro-Rib Tank
- Best White Tank Top for Working Out: Athleta Aurora Seamless Tank
- Best One Shoulder White Tank Top: Everlane The Ribbed One-Shoulder Tank
- Fanciest White Tank Top: Cult Gaia Joey Top
- Best White Tank Top With Built-In Bra: Alo Aspire Full Length Tank
- Edgiest White Tank Top: The Range Vital Hardware Tank Top
- Best White Tank Top with a Unique Neckline: FP Movement Happiness Runs V-Neck Tank
- Best Upcycled White Tank Top: RE/DONE x Hanes Ribbed Tank
- Best Wide-Strap White Tank Top: Zara Wide Strap Stretch Top
- Best White Tank Top for Tennis: lululemon Tennis Tank Top
- Best Silky White Tank Top: Banana Republic Silky Camisole
- Best Thermal White Tank Top: Tna Waffle Notch Tank
Best Celeb-Approved White Tank Top
A-listers are loving this body-hugging white tank top. Supermodel Elsa Hosk paired hers with boyfriend jeans and sneakers for an effortless stroll through the city, and Bella Hadid is also a fan It’s got a chic high neckline and racerback, lastly, it’s made from mostly sustainable yarn.
Best Editor-Approved White Tank Top
This tank is part of PureWow Editor in Chief Jillian Quint’s summer wardrobe. “Something about the thin material and boxy cut is extremely flattering, and I love that they work equally well tucked into slacks or worn loose over cut-offs. Easy and breezy,” she raves. This ultra-soft V-neck tank is made from breathable and lightweight cotton and is totally slouchy and airy. Best of all, it can be yours for under $20.
Best Cut-Out White Tank Top
This ribbed-knit tank top features a trendy asymmetrical cut-out on one shoulder, which adds a little je ne sais quois to what would otherwise be a plain shirt. It’s crafted from responsibly sourced cotton and polyester, which give it its soft stretchy feeling.
Best Organic White Tank Top
Our Senior Editor Dana Dickey has lost track of all the compliments she gets when she wears this high-neck tank on her Zoom calls. It's made entirely of butter-soft organic cotton. We love the coverage of its high neck and back for days when we don’t want to get too much sun. It’s certified organic from seed to shirt, meaning that every step of the production process is accounted for and 100 percent organic.
Most Figure-Flattering White Tank Top
Kim Kardashian’s brand SKIMS is beloved for its cozy yet flattering loungewear. This ribbed scoop-neck tank checks all the boxes: It hits right at the waist for a figure-enhancing fit and it has thicker straps so you don’t have to worry about your bra peeking out. It’s quite fitted, so we would pair it with some flowy bottoms for a balanced look.
Most Affordable White Tank Top
PureWow’s Executive Editor Candace Davison relies on this affordable tank from Target. “It’s fitted, but not too snug, and if I destroy it by the end of the summer, I don’t feel too bad,” she explains. It’s under $10, so you can buy one for every day of the week if you’re the type who dreads laundry day.
Best Square-Neck White Tank Top
This square-neck tank is a staple in Assigning Commerce Editor Nicole Briese’s summer wardrobe rotation. “I love that the square neck and sleek nylon fabric of this zhuses it up a little beyond your basic ribbed tank,” she shares. “It’s also got a bit of compression to cut a flattering figure. My one complaint is that it can ride up if it’s not tucked into pants or a skirt.”
Best Stretchy White Tank Top
This simple tank from Splendid has Director of Special Projects Rachel Bowie in a chokehold. She loves the versatility it provides and she raves about the super comfy and soft material. The knit fabric is designed to stretch and move along with your body, but bounce back to its original shape when you take it off.
Best Crewneck White Tank Top
This crewneck tank is made from a blend of organic cotton and a little spandex for stretch. It’s also designed to be bra friendly, making the whole outfit-picking experience that much easier.
Best Cropped White Tank Top
This skin-baring white tank is cropped right above the navel, so it’s perfect for hot weather. But, if you don’t feel like showing too much skin, just pair it with some high-waist bottoms and you’re good to go. It’s made from extra-fine ribbed Pima cotton, so it’s super lightweight and breathable, too.
Best White Tank Top for Working Out
Although this cropped tank is designed for yoga, it would look just as cute at brunch. It’s made from recycled nylon, so it’s sustainable, chafe-free and sweat-wicking. It uses trademarked ionic technology that eliminates odors, too.
Best One-Shoulder White Tank Top
This style is far from your typical white tank top, it has a one-shoulder design, sporty binding and a cropped hem. It’s made from a blend of organic cotton and elastane, so it’s the perfect combination of softness and stretchiness. Throw it on and show off your sun-kissed shoulders this summer.
Fanciest White Tank Top
This is without a doubt a more elevated—and pricy—take on the plain white tank top. It’s perfect for a date night, with its ultra-sexy open back and gold-tone chain shoulder straps, and it’s made from a blend of linen, rayon and spandex, so it’s lightweight.
Best White Tank Top With Built-In Bra
Alo’s iconic cropped Aspire tank was so popular that the brand made a full-length version for its devoted fans. It comes with a built-in shelf bra with removable cups, so you can go braless while still feeling secure. Pair it with some athletic shorts for a yoga sesh or a silky slip skirt for al fresco drinks.
Best White Tank Top With a Unique Neckline
This tank is a popular pick from Free People’s best-selling activewear collection because it’s incredibly lightweight and stretchy. Thanks to its blend of spandex and nylon, it’s designed to move with your body, making it perfect for a workout. It also has a unique V-neckline that we absolutely adore.
Best Upcycled White Tank Top
RE/DONE is most beloved for their high-quality upcycled jeans, but the brand also branches out from denim occasionally. One of their most successful collaborations is their reimagining of Hanes tees using exclusively recycled fabrics. This 100 percent cotton tank is cool enough to be worn on its own but would work just as well as a cozy undershirt.
Best Wide-Strap White Tank Top
If you haven’t noticed from this list, we tend to favor tanks with wider straps because they're easier to wear over a bra and they provide a little extra coverage. This fitted top has great chest support, and it’s also, so it’ll mold to your body in all the right places.
Best White Tank Top For Tennis
This mock-neck tank is designed to turn heads on and off the tennis court. It’s made from a nylon/elastane blend that’s chafe-resistant, sweat-wicking, breathable and stretchy. If you get a little hot, just unzip the front for added breathability. Pair it with a tennis skirt and you’ve got an outfit that Serena Williams would admire.
Best Silky White Tank Top
This is definitely not a casual white tank, but it’s perfect for a work event or a night out. It’s got an elegant cowl neckline, adjustable straps and a soft pearly finish. It looks like it’s made from silk, but it’s actually a blend of polyester and spandex, which makes it way more affordable.
Best Thermal White Tank Top
Tna is Aritzia’s activewear brand, and we’re loving the comfy, sporty vibes. This waffle-knit tank is made from a cotton/poly blend and it has a notched scoop neckline for some added sex appeal. Pair it with sweatpants for the ultimate cozy Sunday outfit or high-waist tailored shorts for a park picnic.
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