15 hot summer workout tanks

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Lorna Jane Of course, you have your basic workhorse workout tanks in every color. But this summer, tank tops are steaming up the fitness studios with see-through mesh panels, playful perforations, and necklines that reference the runways.

And most are still structured for performance, not just preening. (We promise!) Check out the season’s 15 most fashion-forward tanks that you’ll want to sweat in—and been seen in. —Jamie McKillop and Melisse Gelula

Photo: Lorna Jane

Michi Descent Tank

What's going to bring your workout to a whole new level of hot? This tank with a deep mesh cutout, from unstoppable fashion-forward fitness brand, Michi.

$85, www.michiny.com







Screen shot 2013-03-31 at 5.49.05 PMElectric Yoga Drape Tank 

Budget Pick! Perfect for layering over a sports bra to and from Barry's Bootcamp or Bikram yoga, the Drape Tank, from fresh and fun yoga brand Electric Yoga, is a must-have for a sweaty summer in the city.

$42, www.electric-yoga.com













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Lorna Jane Talia Excel TankLorna Jane Talia Excel Tank

One of the hottest looks we've seen from the on-fire Australian fitness brand is this red-hot tank. The sizzling color and playful perforations are sure to turn up the heat at your next CrossFit session.

$60, www.lornajane.com


Sweaty Betty Bakasana Sensitive Yoga Mesh Top

Channel your inner Athena with this Grecian goddess-inspired cowl-neck tank. The top layer is loose, flattering, and opaque in the front, while a fitted mesh layer reveals a bit more in back.

$88, www.sweatybetty.com


Unit-Y Tank TopUnit-Y Pirouette Tank 

Budget Pick! Make heads turn at the barre in Unit-Y's Pirouette Tank. (Unit-Y is new youthful, activewear collection that's worth checking out.) The pretty straps on the back riff on the classic wrap-up ballet slipper.

$28, www.nordstrom.com


Stella McCartney tankAdidas by Stella McCartney Run Performance Tank

It's a performance tank that combines trompe l'oeil cut outs and faux-layering for a look so chic you may want to wear it well-past your workout hour.

$90, www.norsdtrom.com


Zobha_AnyaZobha Anya Tank

Simple in the front, and strap-tastic in the back.  Zobha's crisscrossing  shows off your pretty shoulder blades. It also adds more ease and freedom during weight-lifting workouts.

$68, www.zobha.com


Nesh 2.10 Mesh Yoke Swing Tank 

The report card is in, and this one pairs well with heels. The mesh-lined shoulders, cinched waist, and blouse-like hem create a flattering silhouette and an evening look that's fit for yoga date night and even the dance floor.

$74, www.neshnyc.com



Zella tank topZella Fresh Take Z Tank

Budget Pick! Zella's Fresh Take Z Tank is true to its namesake, combining the super-current neon color palette and mesh panel trends for a workout look that's well, fresh. And sexy without being suggestive.

$32, www.nordstrom.com


Nuxe_VenusNux Venus Rib Cami

Budget Pick! The peekaboo keyhole and tie-dye print of Nux's new Venus Rib Cami has us yearning for some summer sun so we can show it off sans-jacket. (And unlike most seamless tanks, this one has a shelf bra.)

$42, www.nuxusa.com



Aaluuka Marilyn tankAaluuka The Marilyn Tank

Its elegance makes it easily mistakable for part of weekend look with a breezy skirt, as opposed to a tank meant for sweating in. But The Marilyn is remarkably well-structured (the fabric isn't a bit flimsy) and well-suited to working out.

$68, www.aaluuka.com


Rese Angie tankRese Angie Tank

With a sweetheart neckline, feminine ruching, and a hot pink hue, the Angie tank is exactly the kind of top we dream of wearing to a work out when wanting to feel a bit more polished.

$66, www.reseactivewear.com


Splits 59 Devon TankSplits 59 Devon Scoop Back Tank 

Flaunt your toned and sexy back in this tank that plays on the high-front low-back trend that's popular in current ready-to-wear collections.

$65, www.splits59.com



solow lace back tankSolow Back Lace Cami with Strapping

With corset details like faux-boning down the front and lacing up the back, this tank adds an element of glamour to your next Doonya class—or smoothie date.

$99, www.solowstyle.com



Phat Buddha Bleecker tankPhat Buddha Bleecker Tank

This slim, seamless racerback tank has perforated sides that show off your prettiest workout bra, and perhaps your toned obliques. But then we'd expect that from the New York-based company that that makes Tracy Anderson to yogi Kristin McGee look their best.

$48, www.phatbuddhawear.com


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  1. April 29th, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I love a few of the tanks in here, I definitely have to give them a try! I’m always trying to find new ways to stay stylish, while getting a good sweat on! Some of the styles were a little too much for me, but I really like the Zella Fresh, Zobha Anya and Electric Yoga Drape.

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