That’s so Basic

YOUR NEW FAVOURITE TANK TOP

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21.04.2020 | Heather Gwyther
 

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In case you didn’t know, a tank top is a sleeveless top. Some may also call it a ‘vest’ or - if they’re feeling particularly feminine - a ‘camisole’. Ultimately, however, both those terms are often associated with underwear whereas a tank top (a tank top, dear reader) always strives to be seen - so there.

But just because a tank top strives to be seen is not to say that it necessarily is seen. Appreciation for tank tops is not notably - if at all - vocal. This probably has something to do with the fact that, while they are slightly removed from underwear status, tank tops are largely regarded as an outfit’s base layer - the lasagne sheets in a lasagne as opposed to the protein or the passata, in other words. Obviously - since a lasagne just wouldn’t be the same without the pasta bit - this is not to disrespect tank tops. The role of base layer is a role they play well, but - at least in the warmer months - they should also be given the opportunity to shine solo.

So, here’s to the perennially useful tank top - may you never refer to it as a ‘wifebeater’.

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