Most people get asked a lot (like, really a lot) about the “rules” to pulling off a tank top. The first on the list has got to be to shave your armpits (especially for the ladies). This is a no brainer and it’s not debatable. Before wearing a tank top, ensure your armpit is clean shaven. I don’t wear a tank top without making sure my armpits are bare.
What else do you have to consider?
Like your favorite tee-shirt, it should fall just below your belt loops. It should not hug your torso tightly. In fact, it should hang about half an inch from your body; this will help keep your sweat from showing up in big patches.
2.The Amount of Skin you want to Reveal
The amount of skin you’re showing should not exceed the square inches covered by your tank top. And no peeking nipples—ever. (A shirt that shows nipples isn’t a shirt.) Believe us when we say a little goes a long way. The armholes of your tank should descend no further than your first rib.
Don’t wear a tank top that references gym wears. If you look good in a tank top, everyone understands it’s because you put in the time to make it happen. What you can double down on is color and prints. Moderation applies to more traditional pieces, but when we’re talking about a casual style that uses minimal fabric, some swervy choices don’t come off as overpowering. We’d suggest graphic stripes, color blocking, or repeating tonal patterns.
No matter how fit you are, you’ll need to make some grooming adjustments before going out in public in your new tank top. Armpits shaving and underwear fabric type is important here.
Who says you have to wear your tank top by itself? Tank tops are great for layering under light jackets, blazers, and over shirts. If you’re going to wear one under your suit, though, make sure it’s classy enough for the occasion. As long as the colours match, you’re good to go.
What other things do you consider before wearing a tank top?