My 22 Favorite Tank Tops Are All Under $40

Erin Fitzpatrick

There are only a few pieces that can truly lay claim to the phrase "wardrobe essential." Along with jeans and sneakers, tank tops definitely fall into the category of basics everyone should own. I don't blame you if you want to invest in a designer version à la Katie Holmes's viral cashmere tank moment, but this one goes out to all the budget shoppers out there.

So how far can you stretch $40 when it comes to tank tops? There is a huge variety of styles available, from fitted going-out tanks to easygoing crop tops for working from home. To provide a bit of outfit inspiration, I also rounded up some well-dressed It girls who can show you how to style each tank. Scroll down to shop the 22 best tank tops under $40 organized by silhouette. 

Muscle Tanks

This laidback tank top style is perfect for anyone who wants a loose and flowy top. 

H&M Ribbed Sports Tank Top ($15)

H&M always knows how to interpret the trends du jour. 

We the Free Georgie Muscle Tank ($38)

I love this cheery yellow color, but it also comes in six other colors, including sky blue, ivory, and pink. 

Adidas Winners Muscle Tank ($30)

Perfect for working out—or, you know, watching TV.

White Tanks

There's nothing more classic than a white tank top. It's the perfect blank canvas that can be easily dressed up. 

Intimately City of Angels Cami ($30)

I love this shoulder-baring silhouette. 

Madewell Westville Tank Top ($25)

Hurry—this perfect Madewell tank won't be on sale forever.

This is arguably the most classic tank top style out there.

H&M Ribbed Tank Top ($7)

This is my favorite affordable tank top. 

Topshop Wide Rib Racerback Cotton Blend Crop Tank Top ($14)

Topshop does it again. This also comes in classic black. 

H&M Smocked Top ($10)

I love this subtle smocking detail, which makes the top look more expensive than a mere $10. 

Halogen Absolute Stretch Cotton Camisole ($19)

The thin straps on this tank are very '90s. 

Racerback Tanks

Racerback tanks are great whether you're working out or not. Just remember find a bra that works with the silhouette. 

Mr. Denim Demi Tank ($28)

This will go with everything in your closet. 

Topshop Khaki Racer Knitted Top ($24)

I love this pretty olive green color, which is one of the biggest color trends for summer. 

Bella+Canvas Racerback Crop Tank ($14)

This looks so comfortable, especially paired with on-trend sweatshorts

H&M Ribbed Tank Top ($10)

This orange color is a fresh alternative to basic black and white. 

Cropped Tanks

Nope, crop tops aren't going anywhere. It's always chic to style them with something high-waisted. 

Prettoday Sleeveless Crop Tops ($12)

This Amazon find has a ton of great reviews that attest to its comfort and fit. 

The perfect top to wear with jeans. 

BDG Urban Outfitters Ribbed Crop Tank ($20)

Tie-dye is still going strong, friends. 

BP. Lace Trim Tank Top ($15)

You're never too old for polka dots, and don't let anyone tell you otherwise. 

Going-Out Tanks

When it comes to going-out tanks, swap your ribbed top for something a little dressier. 

Intimately Laid Back Brami ($20)

I love the ultra-thin straps on this tank top. 

Eloquii Twist Neckline Bodysuit ($40)

Don't overlook the cute cutout in the center. 

Topshop Lilac Plunge V Shirred Cami ($38)

Any fabric that mimics satin or silk is great for a night out. 

Activewear Tanks

Whether you're a yoga person or a cycling fanatic, the right activewear tank top keeps you cool and never weighs you down. 

Zella Strength Racerback Tank ($25)

This workout-ready top is perfect for hiding your sweat. 

Nike Sportswear Air Mock Neck Crop Tank ($40)

You can never go wrong with Nike. This logo top is made with sweat-wicking fabric.

H&M Sports Top ($18)

The perfect affordable tank to pair with your timeless black leggings. 

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