This quest all started when my friend Holly asked me to find her one. So I immediately got on it for all of us because they’re easy, great if you like showing off your arms, and if you don’t, they’re still just right for the beach and under everything from button-downs, sheer tops and sweaters the rest of the year. You can even layer two of them like I did in the ’90s. I personally don’t care if my bra shows (unless the situation calls for something more polished), but I have also included many that hide the straps. I’ve been eyeing the fabulous old-school scaled down man-style tank from Imogene + Willie (or singlet as the Brits say). It’s got that sexy front side scoop without the gape at the armpit (makes smaller shoulders look stronger) and has the ideal neckline.
Here’s a good retro army style that also has that good side scoop.
If muscle tees are more your thing, this loose gunmetal one is pretty great (and comes in a few more shades).
H&M’s classic ribbed number is on the longer side so you can have it peeking out from something a bit shorter. Or you might be able to get away with it as a mini cover-up at the beach.
Banana Republic’s fitted Essential Layering Camisole comes in an array of shades including a few nudes to match different skin colors, and makes the perfect piece under a sheer top.
This pink shade is fun with army pants and jeans, and it’s also got a cool sexy shape.
This $12.99 blue linen version would complete a nice monochromatic look with jeans. (mine is on its way!)
And here’s another slightly loose bra-friendly one from Rag & Bone.