Tank tops are modern fashion essentials. They can save you from a wardrobe malfunction when wearing something sheer and can hold their own as layering pieces under jackets and cardigans. When tanks have built-in support, they might even save you from needing a bra on a hot summer day, walking the line between tank top and lingerie.
So we gathered our favorite, budget-friendly tank top brands to help you look fabulous (and stay stylish).
Best Tank Tops on a Budget
Trendy Tank Tops: Express
When it comes to tank tops, Express just seems to know how to update them to be in line with the latest trend. Looking for a sequined, embellished top? Want an animal print tank top? Or looking for a basic tank? Express always carries a basic v-neck bra tank top in the latest in colors.
Colorful Tank Tops: Victoria’s Secret
No stranger to adding a splash to your undergarments, Victoria’s Secret offers a full range of tank tops. If your gray and black wardrobe could use a splash of color, start with a layering tank in eggplant, truffle or pink. The super-soft cotton style has a built-in bra, of course. Buy in bulk for the best deal–they’re $14.50 each, or three for $33.
Day-to-night Tank Tops: Gap Body
When it comes to basics, you’ll never go wrong with Gap Body’s options. They can go from underneath your blazer at the office to holding their own as a top on the dance floor. So comfy, you might also want to sleep in them.
Sophisticated Tank Tops: Caslon
This Nordstrom brand’s tanks have a thicker feel and just the perfect amount of stretch. Thanks to adjustable straps, you can really adjust the amount of cleavage peeping out from the scoop neck.
Disposable Tank Tops: Forever 21
Sometimes, you just don’t feel like doing laundry. At $2.50 a pop, the essential basic cami from Forever 21, you can afford to stock up and always have a fresh one on hand. The prices start to creep up a bit when you add on to the basic with a longer body ($2.80), plus-size ($3.80), a built-in bra ($4.80) or lace trim ($5.50). Whatever the case, there’s never an excuse to run out of them.