The Fashion Memo

How To Style The Runway-Approved Tank Top

Whether dressed up or down, a well-cut tank provides the perfect base for a simple, timeless look

It’s the wardrobe essential that will lend a relaxed feel to every look – but how best to wear the classic tank top? Read on…

Look 1: creative director Sophia Roe goes back to black. Look 2: fashion influencer Caroline Daur works a white tank with snakeskin pants

The humble tank top has risen to the fashion fore, ascending from styling afterthought to coveted catwalk mainstay, courtesy of powerhouse brands such as Loewe, Chloé and Bottega Veneta.

The Row is a fashion-editor favorite for investment pieces – and its classic, white-cotton tank delivers another no-brainer. Cut for a slim fit and designed for effortless layering, it can be paired with the brand’s equally lust-worthy relaxed tailoring, or jeans and a chic beige trench for understated sophistication. Printed pants are also trending right now, and Totême’s muted dove-gray number is perfect for tucking into bright, bold styles. If Loewe’s cult ‘Anagram’ tank has slipped your radar, snap it up in this warm tangerine hue to wear with swishy summer skirts now and, come fall, luxe autumnal suiting. The tank has infiltrated our after-dark closets, too, lending a laid-back feel to eveningwear. Languid wide-leg pants and an elevated tank top make for a sleek, simple ensemble for dinners on vacation – look to Balmain’s navy version, whose signature gold military buttons deliver a nautical elegance to linen and silk separates. Just add pointed pumps, a leather shoulder bag and chunky gold jewelry to complete the look.

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