The Best Tank Tops on a Budget

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

Express Tank Tops

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

Express Tank Tops

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

Budget Tank Tops

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 

Nordstrom Tank Tops

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

Forever 21 Tank Tops

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.