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Best Bra To Wear With Tank Tops - 5 Things To Consider

Written by Uplifted Lingerie on 10 April 2021

Best bra to wear with tank tops


The best bra to wear with tank tops will depend on the tank's neckline and style of straps, as well as the overall look that you want to achieve, the size of your breasts, and of course, the level of comfort that is important to you. Consider bra material, styles, straps, fastening and sizing for the optimum fit and look when it comes to choosing the best bra to wear with tank tops. 

Read on for our top tips on finding the right option for you.

Comfort, Style, And Purpose 

Whether you're layering in the winter, picking out a cute cami or tried and tested tank to keep you cool in the summer or performing in the gym, getting the perfect bra and tank combo is key for comfort and style all year round. Luckily for us ladies, tank tops come in just as many variations as bras, so whatever style you're digging today, and whatever the British weather is doing, there is a perfect combo available for you! 

When finding the best bra and tank pairing try to consider the following key factors which we’ll cover in more detail below: 

  1. Neckline & Strapline
  2. Bra material 
  3. Breast size, fit and style 
  4. Fastening  

Neckline And Strapline - A Very Good Place To Start 

Do you like to make your bras part of your outfits with a glimpse of lace or a colourful strap peeking out? Or are you somebody that prefers to keep your underwear firmly covered up whilst providing the support you need? 

When it comes to choosing a bra, the neck and strap-line of your tank can determine the effect of your overall look and it is a great place to start when looking for a bra to wear with your favourite top. 

With off the shoulder, v necks, halter necks, crew necks, racer backs, spaghetti straps and so many more combinations available, you can see how the neckline and strapline of your tank is important to consider when finding a bra that works for you - and there are plenty of options available. 


Looking for inspiration? 

This Ultimate Plunge has a super low, deep plunge making it perfect for providing the support you whilst providing a barely there look for bust boosting necklines. As a multi-way bra, it can also be worn strapless too and comes in beige or black in sizes 32C to 38F. 

Looking for a cute bra with racer back option? Look no further than the Elomi Matilda plunge bra.

This bra might just have it all - a flexible back and moveable J hook fastening makes converting the bra to a racer back style easier to handle, and it’s lower front provides plunge without push up which might just be our favourite tank look. Available in sizes 32GG-46DD, in Black, Cafe Au lait and white, this is a brilliant option for ladies with larger busts that want to own their tank top look.  

Bra Material

The material of your bra will impact the silhouette of your breasts in your chosen top, the level of support on offer, as well as your overall comfort factor. 

Do you want to achieve smooth lines with a barely noticeable classic t-shirt bra, or perhaps you prefer the decorative effect of lace or want to rock a more practical moisture wicking sports bra with your tank in the gym? When the sun is shining, it’s natural to want to keep our bodies as cool as possible so look out for cotton or lightweight bras for comfort in these situations.


Need some inspiration? 

f it’s a classic T-shirt bra you’re after then this Fantasie Memoir bra could be just the ticket. Offering smooth lines and four functional colour choices, it’s a brilliant tank top partner that is wearable everyday. Classic doesn’t mean boring though as this one comes with a crochet look and geometric lace to add just enough detailing to make it a wardrobe staple. Available in sizes 30D to 40F. 


Not quite right for you? We’ve got lots more t-shirt bras to choose from!

Breast Size & Style 

There is no bigger factor in picking a bra for any outfit than the size of your breasts, so teaming a bra with your tank is no different. Ladies with a larger bust will need more support which can often be found in a wider fastening at the back or slightly thicker straps whilst those with smaller breasts can enjoy less supportive but still beautiful styles such as the bralette. 

When it comes to choosing a style of bra, every woman has their favourite. From plunge, balcony, push up or a comfy sports bra, your bra style will come down to your personal preference, so head over to the store to see what takes your fancy today! We have a wide range of sizes to support breasts from 28AA to a 40L. 

Find out more: For tips on sizing, read our guide on how bra sizes work.


Want support whilst lounging? 

Nobody can say that a tank isn’t versatile - From making an awesome outfit for the office, the gym or a night out, tanks can also be a go to option for lounging at home too! Try this Freya daisy lace bralette for just enough support but maximum comfort available in sizes S-XL. 


Going back to the neck and strapline point above, a multiway bra that can be fastened in lots of different ways is your best friend when it comes to matching style, bra performance and varying tank styles. Racer back, halter necks, and so many others are easily catered for with a strapless bras, racer back clips or clear straps depending on the look that you want to achieve 


Ready to switch up your straps? Check out these 8 brilliant multi-way bras


Find The Perfect Bra For Your Tank

We hope we’ve given you lots of tips and things to consider when it comes to finding the best bra to wear with tank tops. Know what you’re looking for? Head on over to the Uplifted Lingerie store to pick out the perfect bra for your favourite top.

Whether it’s performance, style or comfort that is most important to you, we have plenty of options available. With Free UK Delivery on all eligible orders, you can order as many bras as you want to try in the comfort of your own home and enjoy hassle free returns. 

Bamboozled by choice? If you need a hand in choosing the right bra for you, do get in touch as our friendly team loves to help ladies in need of support. 

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