The tank top is as essential as the T-shirt, but lighter, airier, and even more conducive to layering. Stock up on ribbed tank tops in every color when you find a great deal on them. They are great layering pieces under cardigans and jackets, or worn on their own during the summer. J. Crew, the GAP, Loft, and Target all make great ribbed tank tops. For something with more fashion flair, you may have to go more upscale. Here, my picks for tank tops by body type:
Style Dial #1 (proportional): V-Neck Tank Tops
Choose a fitted tank top in a v-neck style or with vertical detail.
Style Dial #2 (more shape in hips and thighs, narrow shoulders): Scoop Neck Tank Tops
Choose tank tops with scoops or horizontal necklines and straight hems, like the ones shown here.
Style Dial #3 (straight figures): V-Neck Tank Tops
Look for v-neck styles that have interest at the hem to define the hips, and ruching to highlight the waist.