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Don't sweat it — 28 lightweight tank tops for a fresh summer look

Upgrade this summer staple in your wardrobe.
TODAY Illustration / Everlane / Free People / Banana Republic

While there are plenty of wonderful things about summertime — going to the beach, eating delicious ice cream or hanging out in the pool — the heat isn't always one of them. To keep yourself from getting hot and bothered, consider adding a few quality tank tops to your wardrobe.

Tank tops are a summer staple that every closet needs and, luckily, there's one for every individual style. Whether you're in the market for a camisole or a workout tank, we've got plenty of options on our list that will keep you cool and comfortable all summer long. The best part? Many of our picks are budget-friendly, too.

Racerback tanks

Free People The Laid Back Tank

Consider this racerback V-neck tank from Free People for a casual look. This simple tank can be paired with shorts or a skirt and your favorite pair of summer sandals.

Buck Mason Surplus Rib Tank

This basic tank from Buck Mason is a transitional piece you can wear underneath your shirts, blazers and even swimwear. The top is made of a stretchy cotton fabric that is breathable enough, but the most innovative feature is the built-in bra clips to hold your straps in place. Add a protective sun hat for a complete summer look.

Shop DorDor Jersey Knit Scoop Neck Tank Top

If you're looking for something a little more loose-fitting, consider this scoop neck tank top that's made with soft, jersey-knit material. It's less than $20 and comes in a variety of different colors, including mustard yellow, turquoise and black.

Old Navy Racerback Rib-Knit Performance Tank

Old Navy's top-rated rib-knit tank is great on its own or layered underneath another blouse or sweater. Either way, the comfortable top has over 3,200 five-star reviews on the retailer's website.

Athleta Renew Racerback Tank

If you're looking for a racerback tank top with a high neck, you'll love this fitted option from Athleta. It comes in 11 different colors, but we love this crisp white shade since it will match any kind of bottom.

Camisole tops

Banana Republic Classic Camisole

This Banana Republic Factory-exclusive is the perfect camisole to dress up or down. Don it with a pair of flare jeans or a jacket and sandals like the model for an easy brunch outfit. It also comes in black and off-white.

Express Body Contour Strappy Cami

Add a pop of color to your summer outfit with this feminine cami that comes in four different colors. The sleeveless and strappy details add a hint of elegance to your casual pieces.

J.Crew Flowy Cotton Poplin Camisole

Wear this chic top for your next picnic day. The flowy top will give you comfort during those scorching July days while basking under the sun.

Old Navy Fitted Cami

Camisole tops are great for layering, but if you live in an area with a hot climate, they're great on their own, too. This one from Old Navy has over 3,800 five-star reviews and comes in four different nude shades, along with basic colors like black, white and gray.

Blencot Button Down V-Neck Strappy Tank Top

If you're looking for something a little bit more trendy, consider this button-down V-neck tank top with thin straps. It's an Amazon's Choice pick and has over 14,000 verified five-star ratings.

Aritzia Cowlneck Camisole

Control the sweat with this elegant camisole from Aritzia. The top comes in 13 different colors and features a cowl neckline for a more chic look. This is an essential piece you can wear with your work bottoms and denim.

Hanes Stretch Cotton Cami with Built-in Shelf Bra

Hanes offers one heck of a great cami with a built-in bra. The cotton tank has over 14,000 verified five-star ratings on Amazon and is available in eight different colors.

32 Degrees Flowy Relaxed Cami with Built-in Shelf Bra

This flowy camisole from Amazon is unique because the built-in bra includes cups for added support. It's also made with soft, lightweight material that's breathable enough for a summer workout.

High-neck tank tops

Everlane Cutaway Tank

You won't have to worry about comfort in this Everlane tank top made from 100 percent organic cotton and available in a dozen different colors and patterns.

A New Day Rib-Knit Tank Top

For just $8, you can't go wrong with this rib-knit tank top. Use it for layering or wear it alone on an extra hot day. It comes in over a dozen different colors.

Mafulus High-Neck Tank Top

This high-neck tank top from Amazon is a simple piece that will quickly become a staple in your closet. It has a slouchy fit and is available in over two dozen different designs and colors.

Sherosa Casual Spaghetti Strap High-Neck Tank Top

Available in a variety of colors and prints, this affordable style has a halter-like design that can comfortably dress up your favorite pair of shorts.

Workout tank tops

Athletic Works Shelf-Bra Racerback Tank

Working out in the summer is hard enough without clothes that get in your way. This fitted workout tank top is made with Dri-Wick material to keep you dry and has a built-in bra made with mesh to help keep you cool. It also comes in charcoal, black and navy.

Icyzone Activewear Workout Racerback Tank Top

Score a set of three workout tank tops for under $24. It's made with a lightweight, stretch fabric that wicks away moisture to keep you cool during your workout. The Amazon bestseller also has over 23,000 verified five-star ratings.

Lululemon Swiftly Tech Racerback Tank Top

Designed for running and training, this option from Lululemon is worth the splurge. It's made with a unique fabric that inhibits the growth of odor-causing bacteria and has mesh panels strategically placed in high sweat areas to promote breathability.

prAna Foundation Scoop Next

For a looser and relaxed fit, consider this option from prAna. Whether you wear it at the beach or in training class, this tank is a hit. According to one customer, this one is forgiving and covers your bra straps perfectly.

Athleta Breezy Wrap Tank

For those days that you need a fresh and comfortable look, this tank is the solution. Wear it with more elegant bottoms or pair it with your leggings. This is casual yet dressy option for very warm summer evenings.

Plus-size tank tops

A New Day Plus-Size Rib-Knit Tank Top

Green was having a moment last year and it doesn't look like that moment is ending any time soon. This Target tank top is perfect for staying on-trend without sacrificing comfort.

Amazon Essentials Plus-Tank Top

This scoop neck tank top from Amazon Essentials is a great closet staple. It's made with a comfortable cotton blend fabric and available in 20 versatile shades.

Maner Plus-Size Pleated Cami with Beaded Straps

Dress things up a bit this summer with this pleated cami with beaded straps. The plus-size tank top comes in dark gray, light peach, navy blue and other summery colors.

Athleta Half Moon Tank

The Athleta Half Moon Tank is great if you know you'll be breaking a sweat. It's technically made for yogis, but can totally be worn off the mat. It's made with a soft, sweat-wicking fabric and has a fitted silhouette for a flattering fit.

RBX Plus Size Sleeveless Relaxed Top

If you're looking for a new workout shirt but don't want to spend a lot of money, consider this activewear piece. Available in five different colors, the top is breathable and lightweight. One customer said this tank is not fitted in the top and is comfortable for outdoor activities.

32 Degrees Plus-Size Cool Bra Relaxed Cami

This plus-size camisole is versatile and a great value. It features a supportive, wire-free built-in bra and adjustable straps for the perfect fit.

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