How to Fit and Style a Tank

You can style a tank right through the year. This makes it one of the most valuable and versatile basics in your closet. 

For much of the time you will use this as a foundation piece and use extra layers to build an outfit but, if it fits well and looks attractive, a tank is a very useful stand alone garment. 

So be selective, choose a good fit around the neck and arms and you can enjoy wearing it now and continue to work it right through the seasons. It will become a core item in your capsule wardrobe. 

Style a tank year round #styleatank

Don't reveal the bits that bother you...

A tank doesn't have to be revealing, choose a style to flatter your body shape. 

  • Curvy lady? avoid clingy fabric, aim to skim rather than cling
  • Broad shoulders? a wider shoulder strap will minimize shoulder width.
  • Ensure the armhole fits so as not to expose any fatty area. 
  • Wider cap sleeve effect will balance hips and produce slimming effect.  
  • Narrow shoulder straps are casual and can expose bra straps, not elegant!
  • Check that your bra doesn't show beneath your arm. 
Style a tank year round #styleatank

A style for all sizes

  • Wear a smooth supportive bra 
  • Choose a quality natural fabric for comfort and to retain good looks.
  • Covered Perfectly well fitted tanks in MicroModal fabric allow the skin to breathe. 
  • Split sides ensure there's no tummy cling
  • 6 sizes up to XL and 1X
  • 5 neutrals to work all year round
Style a tank year round #styleatank
Style a tank year round #styleatank Perfectly tank 6 cols & 5 sizes

How to Style a Tank all year round...

For maximum versatility choose one light and one dark colored tank

I've styled up the Covered Perfectly Tank in white/ivory to show that it works for casual or more formal year round. For maximum versatility choose one light and one dark colored tank. 

For Spring and Summer

  • In the Spring - Ivory tank worn with a light jacket and smart black skirt for the office. Change to lighter weight taupe pants for a lunch or dinner date.
  • Summer - A major part of your vacation wardrobe, wear your tank with everything from shorts to a floaty maxi skirt.

For Autumn and Winter

  • In the Autumn - Warm it up with a cashmere knit over jeans with hat boots and a warm scarf to transition into Autumn.
  • In the Winter - Add as an extra layer for modesty or additional warmth under a blouse or sweater with warm skirt or culottes. Winter coat, long boots and animal print scarf complete the look.

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