You know if you prefer calf-skimming capris to ankle-length leggings, and there’s that one brand of sports bras you have to wear during a HIIT workout. But for some reason, tanks—that workhorse fitness fashion staple—get a little less love and consideration.
After all, even though they’re hidden under your hoodies and jackets all winter, when it’s go-time in the fitness studio, your tank becomes a key component of your workout ensemble.
So we’re highlighting seven styles of the indispensable workout tank that every woman should have in her activewear closet (or at least, her drawer—we know you’ve got one). Click through for what to wear to your next workout… —Jamie McKillop
Try: Pure Lime Seamless Racerback Tank ($36)
The classic OG workout tank has clean lines and won’t distract you during downward dog.
Try: Solow Tencel Racerback Tank ($56)
The muscle tank’s signature deep armholes are perfect for showing off that strappy sports bra you just added to your collection.
Try: Lucas Hugh Cross Back Stretch Tank ($155)
For those times you want to add a feminine flourish to an otherwise simple silhouette.
Try: Nux Cosmos Tank ($67)
It’s a feminine piece…until you tie a jacket around your waist and look like a total fitness bad-ass.
Try: Vimmia Devant Tank ($102)
Subtle and—let’s be honest—a little sexy, the high neck tank is the fashion girl’s answer to the workout tee.
Try: Together California A-Line Racerback
This one has Bali yoga retreat vibes, no matter where in the world you’re practicing.
Try: Live The Process Printed Stretch Supplex
For mornings when you need one less thing to worry about, the bra-and-top combo is a no-brainer.