This Y2K top is absolutely everywhere - here are the best ones to buy

By Josefin Forsberg

Photo: @darjabarannik

The white tank top has been a recent runway staple from Milan to Copenhagen. Here's how to buy into the trend now

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Like blue denim or a crisp white cotton shirt, white tank tops transcend trends. They’re a trusty wardrobe staple, a comfortable layering tool under heavy knits to combat cold or worn on its own during summer.

A must-have for off-duty models with street style suave (just look at Elsa Hosk), for 2023, the garment has become more than a basic. As the Y2K trend continues to guide our get-ups, with chino trousers and mini skirts entering our daily rotation, we crave a closet full of effortless white tank tops – maybe even going as far as to sporting two at once?

Are tank tops in style for 2023?

Coperni spring/summer 2023.

Bally spring/summer 2023.

Bottega Veneta spring/summer 2023.

The timeless garment is trending again, with runways overrun by models sporting the low-effort look. Mainly seen in Milan, the garment was a surprising staple elevated by some of the most influential brands of the moment.

At Bottega Veneta – under Matthieu Blazy’s leadership – the white tank top was seen with pleated culottes and layered atop long-sleeved sheer knits and. Coperni's tank top was literally sprayed onto Danish supermodel Mona Tougaard, while Bally's sultry thin top paid homage to '90s minimalism.

What are the best white tank tops to buy now?

While what we see on the runways right now won’t be available until next autumn, we’re still keen to wear the effortless white tank top now. The basic style offers a great entry point for fans of designer brands – just like designer tights – democratising the luxury sector.

Below, find the best white tank tops to buy now.


Anine Bing

April cotton jersey tank top

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Anine Bing is a buff when it comes to basics. From perfectly fitted jeans to timeless leather jackets, her effortless aesthetics lay the foundation for off-duty ensembles. Inspired by menswear, this scoop-neck tank top with fine ribbing is the perfect example of just such a wardrobe staple fit for any occasion.



Anagram-embroidered ribbed-jersey tank top


Loewe's logo-clad top oozes with effortless luxury. Not only is the fit hugging our figures just so with a flattering scoop-neck, the instantly recognisable anagram logo on the middle of the chest is embroidered for an elevated look.



Rib racer tank top

Arket's ribbed tank top is a necessity in any wardrobe. Made from a blend of organic cotton and elastane, the stretchy top is one for every-day use kept in regular rotation. The racer cut flatters for those with wider set shoulders, giving an otherwise androgynous top a touch of athleticism.



Kiki rib tank top

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Splits59's white tank top made with slight stretch is a ribbed dream for those after a higher neckline. Androgynous in its cut, the minimally designed stretch-cotton vest offers a simple solution to everyday style.



Close Fitted Rib Tank Top


A classic undershirt style made from a soft cotton rib jersey, Weekday's stretchy white tank top is another basic to always keep in your wardrobe. It may not be anything innovative, with its scoop neck and straight hem, but there's no need to reinvent the wheel when it comes to the white tank.



Cotton tank top with cosmogonie label

Gucci always gets it, and their Cosmonogie tank top is no exception. This simple cotton slip is in a neutral off-white hue is the perfect layering tool – offering a scoop neckline and thin straps, perfect to underneath a jacket or cardigan for season-long style and warmth.



Ribbed vest top

For easy and affordable basics, H&M is always a home run. This knitted tank top with tapered shoulder straps is a curve-hugging classic and a must for any closet - no matter how curated.


Marine Serre

Moon ribbed-knit tank top

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Marine Serre's logo has become synonymous with the pinnacle of street-style dressing. Whether body-suit or thigh-high boots, the crescent moon is a gift that keeps on giving. Here it is in its most simple form, emblazoned on a basic white tank top.



Ribbed tank top

Cos knows its classic closet staples. Crafted from organic cotton with a touch of stretch, this vest top is made for this season and the next.



Bailey crew neck tank top

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Agolde's classic tank top cuts in just-so, hugging your every curve.



Cotton-blend jersey tank top

Via Mytheresa

Swedish-label Toteme has mastered creating minimalist silhouettes that will slot seamlessly into your essential wardrobe since 2014. This tank top is no different. Crafted from a ribbed organic-cotton blend to a streamlined silhouette, it guarantees a flattering fit.


Dolce & Gabbana

DG crystal-embellished tank top

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The devil is in the details, and this tank top proves it. Crafted from soft cotton and adorned with a small gold-tone DG plaque, this vest top leans into logo-mania.


Axel Arigato

Signature tank top

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Fittingly called "The Signature Tank Top", Axel Arigato's tank top in a soft fine ribbed fabric features the brand's italic logo embroidered on the chest, detailed with golden metallic thread. The tank top has a slim fit and works perfect for layering, but be aware: this style fits small to size so we recommend sizing up.


Filippa K

Fine rib tank

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Filippa K's minimalist aesthetics make for marvellous wardrobe classics. Here, in a figure hugging silhouette, the brand's ribbed tank top is a timeless take on the trend.



Ribbed viscose jersey tank top

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Cut-low Matteau's version of this perennial staple is superbly sultry, oozing a certain sex appeal only boasted by wardrobe basics.



Sofia ribbed wool & silk tank top

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Annagreta's white tank top is all about touch-and-feel. Made in Italy, this lightweight version blends extra fine Merino wool and silk for a soft fit.


Saint Laurent

Sheer ribbed jersey tank top

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A great option for a longer frame, Saint Laurent's sheer white top is the perfect addition for any layering aficionado looking for that Y2K double-tank look.


Bottega Veneta

Ribbed-knit cotton-blend tank top

Via Mytheresa

Shown in the opening look of Bottega Veneta's Fall 2022 runway, this humble white tank top is arguably one of the pieces that started the staple craze.

What do you wear under a white tank top?

When sporting a white tank top, a common concern is what to wear underneath – especially if you’ve opted for a more adventurous neckline or a racerback. There are multiple options depending on the desired results. At Vogue Scandinavia, we’re fans of bralettes with a hint of lace peeking out atop the tank top. Opt for a T-shirt bra in a shade close to your skin colour with convertible straps for a seamless look. Or lean into the Y2K look, and layer two tank tops up at once.

What do you pair a white tank top with?

Tank tops are the epitome of effortless basics. Depending on what you wear with it, the white tank top can be transformed to fit most any occasion: styled with a suave suit it is office appropriate, while a silk skirt and scrappy heels has the tank top dressed up for a night on the town. A certified neutral, it is the perfect base for more adventurous outfit pairings like patterned skirts or textured trousers.