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How 15 Brand Name White Tank Tops Stacked Up

We look at 15 white tank tops at different price points to see how they compare side by side.

The simple white tank top is one of the sexiest tops ever invented, especially if you cut off the bottom and don’t wear a bra. For example there is Tove Lo in her “Disco Tits” music video where she takes drugs and dances with a puppet.

On a man the white tank or ‘wife beater’ is a little sketch because it’s technically an undergarment. But on women the look is a basic that has to be updated regularly, because it goes with everything. And you don’t want gross pit stains on your cami or tank.

Here are 15 different essential white tank tops, priced from high to low, as selected by Slutty Raver Costumes. Click on the links to learn more about each item in the online store.

1. Anthony Thomas Melillo

Anthony Thomas Melillo white tank top

The ATM Sweetheart Jersey Knit Tank Top ($75) is available at Neiman Marcus. The jersey knit tank top was manufactured in Peru. It has a scoop neckline and a shirt tail hem.

2. Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone white tank top

Rag & Bone has been working for years to perfect the cotton tee, including the Tank ($75). The 100% jersey cotton tank top was made in Peru. It features a bias rib and railroad stitching.

3. Billabong

BILLABONG white tank top

Wear the Billabong She Sings Top ($34.95) at the beach or in any other casual situation. The tomboy muscle tee has embroidery details. The 100% cotton tank was made in Hong Kong.

4. Free People

Free People white tank top

The Free People Rib Brami ($28) combines the best of a bra with a cami into a top. It’s similar to wearing a bralette as a top. The rayon/nylon/spandex garment was probably made in China.

5. Express

Express white tank top

The Express Solid Scoop Neck Tank ($24.90) is a cotton-poly blend with a scoop neck and a comfortable fit. Express sources their products internationally.

6. American Apparel

American Apparel white tank top

The American Apparel 2×2 Classic Tank Top ($18) was really imported from overseas by a Canadian corporation. The unisex white tank top is mostly cotton and 5% spandex.

7. J.Crew

J.crew white tank top

The J.Crew Tank Top in Supima® Cotton (On sale for $17.99) was originally priced at $24.50. Supima cotton is grown in the US. But the shirt was made in an overseas factory.

8. Gap

GAP white tank top

The Gap Modern Tank ($15) comes in eight different colors and neutrals. It is a Supima cotton and polyestor blend that was probably made in China or Bangladesh.

9. Cotton On

Cotton On white tank top

Not one to be outdone the Cotton On Maria Tank Top ($14.95) comes in 15 different shades and patterns. The tank is 95% viscose or rayon and 5% elastane. It was made in southeast Asia.

10. Topshop

TOPSHOP white tank top

The Topshop Lil Stretch Crop Tank ($10) comes in White, Grey Marl and Black. The crop tank is 93% cotton and 7% Lycra® spandex. The imported item is machine wash, dry flat.

11. ASOS

ASOS white tank top

The ASOS Ultimate Tank ($8) is a soft knit jersey with a scoop neck. It is part of the Better Cotton Initiative that promotes better standards in cotton across 24 countries.

12. Target

target white tank top

At Target, the A New Day™ Women’s Loose Tank ($8) comes in seven unique colors. The imported garment is 95% rayon and 5% spandex.

13. Aeropostale

AEROPOSTALE white tank top

The Aeropostale LLD Ribbed Racerback Tank ($6) is a ribbed rayon tank top that is soft and stretchy. It was manufactured overseas. The care instructions are hand wash, dry flat.

14. Forever 21

forever 21 white tank top

Forever 21 has about a million white tank tops, such as the Ribbed Lettuce-Edge Crop Top ($5.90). The cotton-poly blend tank was made in Vietnam. It is already cropped for you.

15. Charlotte Russe

charlotte russe white tank top

Alternatively the Charlotte Russe Lettuce-Trim Cami Top ($5.25) is a jersey knit with everything you really need to avoid arrest for public nudity. It was made internationally.

When shopping for basic white tanks and camis, keep in mind that it will have to be replaced more than other items. Choose one made from the material and origin that is right for you. Try wearing it with jeans, shorts, track pants or stretch pants for a super sexy, low maintenance outfit.

If you like casual basics then check out the top 25 ways to wear gingham. Read more about how to wear denim, other than jeans we mean.

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Elizabeth de Moya has contributed to DJ Mag, DJ TechTools, LA Weekly and Thump (Vice). She has a BA in Linguistics from UC Berkeley.