You’ve spent the winter doing more tricep dips and diamond push-ups than you can count—so go on, peel off those layering pieces that dutifully got you through the in-between weather and show off your super-toned arms (seriously, nice job) with a sleeveless top.
But not all tanks are created equal, and for this summer we’ve pinpointed three very different styles that you’ll want to be wearing—whether you’re mid-burpee at boot camp, downward dog-ing at yoga, or planning a barre-brunch-blow out kind of day.
From the tough girl drop-armhole muscle tee and the fashionable (and functional!) built-in bra top to the ultra-fem cut-out bralette, there’s a warm-weather option for everyone (and every sweaty workout).
Scroll down to see the three coolest muscle-baring styles you need this summer.
1. The Drop-Armhole Tank
Think of this as the muscle tee with way more attitude. The deep armhole subtly show off a bit of skin while the loose, comfy fit allows you to do your thing with max breathability. But be warned: This style will definitely make you want to invest in a super cute sports bra, too. (Here are a few ideas.)
Under Armour Studio Roga Tank, $39.99
Olympia Petra Tank, $77
LNA Bib Tank, $54
2. The Built-in Bra Tank
This style is the unicorn of the tank top world, somehow able to be everything all at once: form-fitting but loose, stylish but supportive, skin-revealing but still covered-up. And it gets serious bonus points for making getting dressed a breeze (which, yes, you’ll literally feel when you’re working out)—crucial in summer, when no one wants to be spending extra time indoors staring at her closet.
Lanston Sport Double Layer Tank, $99.50
3. Cut-Out Bralette
The skin-baring look that’s been all over red carpets, from the Met Ball to last month’s Billboard Music Awards? Yup, it’s showing up in activewear too. The ab-tastic bralette that you’ve already pledged your allegiance to gets even skimpier, with strategically-placed cut-outs. (Some might argue that this is a breathability bonus, but let’s be honest: It’s totally a style statement.) All you need is a pair of high-waisted leggings—which shouldn’t be hard to find—and you’re set.
Want to step up your gym style even more? Check out 11 ways to wear a high ponytail (our latest workout-approved beauty obsession). And if you’re staying active outside, slathering on the SPF is a must. Here are the editor-tested and approved natural sunscreens to try.
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