Tanks and camis are lightweight, flexible fashion options that help beat the heat in warm weather, and reduce the bulk under blazers during the cold months. In spite of this, many plus size clothing shoppers avoid sleeveless tops altogether. You might be one of them.
If you’re worried about exposed bra straps or arms, remember that you can throw a shrug, bolero, blouse or jacket over your tank and cami, and the layered look will only make you look more fashionable. But perhaps you already know that plus size women can wear tanks and camis; you may still be wondering if you can afford them.
Yes, you can! And to get you started, here’s a list of the top plus sized tank tops and camis under $40 this season.
Silk Cami with Crochet Accent. If browns and earth tones are your color, consider this plus size cami from the Avenue. The wide straps are bra-friendly, the silk shell is elegant, and the long hem will disguise any problem areas, and it looks flirty over jeans. At 35″ the cami might be too long for petites, however, and the price tag is a little steep.
Ruffle Front Babydoll. Lane Bryant’s selection of pretty plus size camis and tops are second to none, and this elegant cami is at the top of the list. The rich saturated color, combined with bust gatherings that emphasize a plus size woman’s best assets, are the features that earn this plus size cami top marks. But the fact that this plus size top is machine washable and a flattering, versatile length at just under 27 inches are features not to be overlooked. Moreover, the ruffle front babydoll is currently on sale for less than $25.
Braided Strap Babydoll. Another winner from Lane Bryant is this empire-waisted chiffon plus size cami. The surplus neckline is flattering on almost all body types, and the elastic back is a nice touch, as it will help ensure a better, more tailored fit. The hemline is a great length, and the fact that it’s machine washable adds to its charm, and reduces its upkeep cost. Plus, on sale for less than $25, this plus size top is a steal.
Women’s Plus Size MossimoÃ?Â® Black: Nailhead Empire Tank – Teal. Target is rapidly becoming an unexpected, but much welcomed, source of fabulously styled plus size fashion at bargain basement prices. For less than $20, you can pick up this vibrant tank with a flattering diamond-shaped waist-band. Target has been paying special attention to plus size friendly fabrics when designing their clothing, and this tank is no exception. Made with 50% nylon and 50% rayon, it provides a smooth and comfortable drape. The wide, bra-friendly shoulder straps, are another advantage to this plus size tank.
Twinkle Twinkle Top. Alight’s twinkle twinkle top, by Blue Pate, is a blast from the past. With a ruffled edge, a bustier-shaped bodice, and an empire waist, it might be more form-fitting than some plus size women would prefer, but the style can’t be beat. The hemline is adequate for most plus size women, and especially petites. But the 100% cotton might scare those who tend to shrink their clothing in the wash. Of course, this top asks for hand-washing, so maybe that will help.
Dialogue (R) Crinkle Tie Front Blouse and Charmeuse Tank. Never overlook QVC when seeking bargains on plus size clothing. This blouse and tank set should alleviate any concerns a plus size woman might have about exposing her arms, and the color selection is sure to please. The light, overlaying blouse may not be everyone’s style, but the way its deep vee-neck directs the eye might make up for the ruffles. Also, the flattering darts and tailored fit is something to be encouraged in plus size clothing. That both garments are machine washable is an added bonus.