And no, we are not encouraging domestic violence of any sort so get that out of your head. The "wife beater" tank top is a fashion term dubbed after men who wear Hanes' white tank tops (usually with holes and stains) as their central piece of clothing. It might sound offensive, but I swear it's a real term defined by the Urban Dictionary:
|EXHIBIT A: WIFE BEATER TANK ON BEER-BELLIED MAN. A FASHION DON'T.|
|EXHIBIT B: WIFE BEATER TANK ON HOT MALE MODEL. 6-PACK INCLUDED. FASHION DO.|
That being said, we actually like the look of a higher class "wife beater" tank on women. Cut in a scoop at the neck, ribbed and snug around all the right assets, this tank top is a must have in your wardrobe. Perfect under a blazer or cardigan, the white tank top is not a simple find. You have to be choosy and select one that is long enough through the torso to work as a real layering piece and one that cuts appropriately at the arms - I like the racer back tank to show off shoulders . It also must be a thick enough material to be worn alone. Here are our favorite choices....
|HHN HAUTE DRAPEY RIB RACER TANK, $65 BUY HERE|
|JAMES PERSE WHITE TANK TOP, $50 BUY HERE|
|SPLENDID LAYERS TANK TOP, $46 BUY HERE|
For a more asymmetrical look, which is tres chic these days, try one of these guys available at Madam Butterfly.