Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tanks A Lot

An incredibly cute spring look is the baggy tank with a bandeau or athletic-type bra underneath. So easy, so fun.

T by Alexander Wang and Kain make great baggy tanks. So does Patterson J. Kincaid (which is the pink one in the photo). Problem is, each and every one of those will set you back at least $50. Yikes.

Normally Forever XXI is my go-to for knock-offs, but apparently their prepubescent 11-year-old fit models have never birthed multiple children (which is a good thing), so the fit was off for me — too fitted around the tum.

Old Navy, though, has these watercolor racerback tanks on sale for $6, from $12.50. They're a cotton-modal blend, so they're lightweight and not too oversized, if you're not fond of the gym-rat, baggy armpits look. The tops are long enough to balance out skinny jeans. How to style: They look darling layered beneath moto jackets, cardis and even tuxedo blazers. Another option is to throw a vest over one.

Try 'em out. For $6, how can you not?

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