With summer just around the corner, I’ve been on the lookout for some new tank tops with built-in bras.
These tanks are perfect for working out in, whether you’re playing tennis, hiking, or just going for a walk. There are also a ton of cute styles out there, many which come in pretty colors, fabrics, and prints.
Another perk is that these tanks go with everything and make such a great layering piece (which comes in handy when the weather cools off.)
I also happen to think that some tank tops with built-in bra support look cute with everyday outfits, like jean shorts or linen pants. They’re basically a comfier alternative to bodysuits and they make it possible to wear a tight shirt without wearing a bra.
However, being a full-chested gal, I know that finding a top with a built-in shelf bra can be challenging to say the least. Most of them offer low to medium support, meaning you often have to double up and wear a separate sports bra underneath. This is obviously less than ideal when it’s hot outside and you want to wear as little clothing as possible.
Other tanks with built-in bras can fit too tightly, making them uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time. Basically, it’s just a challenge to find the right fit.
To help you find the absolute best built-in bra tank tops, I rounded up the most recommended options here. These tops all have glowing reviews, come in a variety of sizes, and are available at affordable price points.
I’m confident you’ll find your perfect fit from this list, but if you have any other brands that you think I should check out, please let me know in the comment section below!
12 Best Built In Bra Tank Tops
Beyond Yoga Step Up Racerback Tank
I own this racerback tank and can’t recommend it enough. It’s the perfect top to wear throughout the warmer months and I love how lightweight it is. I think the white color is so cute for the summer but it also comes in this pretty stone hue and some bright, seasonal colors.
J.Crew Built-In Shelf Bra Tank
This is one of the best loose fitting bra tank tops, and it happens to be under $35. The oatmeal color would match with pretty much everything, but it also comes in black, white, and gray. Pair it with your favorite denim shorts and a cute crewneck for a simple and comfy look.
Vuori Mudra Plyo Tank
The color of this tank could not be prettier — it’s super unique yet is still somehow neutral. Vuori has been one of my go-to places for athleisure and workout clothes for years now. Their pieces are such great quality and they all stay well-shaped after many washes and wears.
This racerback tank top with a built-in bra has a high neck design, which is ideal for working out. The fabric is also slightly ribbed which adds a cute touch.
Alo Airbrush Bra Tank
Alo is becoming an increasingly popular spot to source athletic wear — and for good reason. They’re clothing is trendy and high-end without having a crazy price point.
This v-neck tank has such a flattering silhouette and offers a supportive yet discrete shelf bra. It’s made with moisture wicking fabric which allows the top to be quick drying — perfect for post-run errands.
Lululemon Align Tank Top
If you haven’t felt the fabric of the Lululemon Align Tank yet, this is your sign to get your hands on one. It is so buttery soft that you won’t ever want to wear another workout top.
I’d consider this the gold standard as far as a crop tank top with a built-in bra goes. The shelf bra offers moderate support so you don’t really need to wear a sports bra underneath — and the cup size is fairly adaptable. Throw this on for walks, coffee with friends, or for a day on the golf course.
I’m digging this bright green color but it comes in 15 different options if you want something more subtle.
Papinelle Ribbed Shelf Bra Tank
Is it just me who thinks that tanks with shelf bras are great to sleep in? The scoop neck and relaxed fit of this one makes it so cozy — just add your favorite sweats and you’ll be set for the night!
J.Crew Vintage Shelf-Bra Tank
Show me a better tank to wear with jeans…I’ll wait. I’m totally digging the ribbed style and tight fit of this vintage inspired top. It’s giving major 90s vibes. It’s made with a lightweight cotton blend material and is so chid you’ll be sure to have it on rotation all summer long.
Allbirds Run Form Tank
Allbirds is a surprisingly good place to look for a workout tank top with a built-in bra. This one is made with sweat-wicking fabric and has a shelf bra that offers medium support. It hits right at the waist and has a slight compression design, making it the perfect pick to wear while performing high intensity activities.
Athleta Renew Support Top
Every gal needs a basic spaghetti strap tank in their closet. This tank runs true to size and offers light support for bra cup sizes D through DD. Reviewers note that it’s flattering, comfortable, and supportive. They also mentioned that they like the longer length.
Athleta Elation V-Neck Bra
If you want a bra tank with more personality than something plain, try this paisley option. It’s designed for low-impact exercises like barre, pilates, and yoga, and it’s specifically made for A-C cups.
Victoria’s Secret Love Cloud Tank
This pick is a no-brainer for those who are looking for a tank top with a built-in bra for large breasts. The molded padding offers ample support and the ruched side detailing adds some feminine detail.
Amber Airweight Sports Bra
This black and white top is giving major Meredith from The Parent Trap vibes (IYKYK). The jersey fabric with contrast trim would look so chic with basic black leggings. People who have purchased the top recommend sizing up if you don’t want it to fit super tight.
There you have it — those are the 12 best bra tank tops on the market. I really think these would all make great additions to your closet and know they will hold up to their hype.
I’d recommend ordering a few different tops so you can test them out firsthand. Consider getting some basic colors, like white, black, and gray, then adding a fun seasonal hue to incorporate in your outfits.
Please let me know if you order any of these — would love to hear how they work for you!