The tank dress, the summer trend inspired by the 90s
Loved by celebs and fashion insiders, the tank dress is one of the easiest trends of the summer season. As the name suggests, the tank top dress is essentially a tank top in an elongated version, mini, midi or maxi up to the ankles, generally in stretch knit fabric that adapts to the body without constricting it, with a rounded, squared or American neckline , to widely uncover the shoulders.
Back in vogue in 2023, the tank dress dominated the 90s and became extremely popular thanks to Salma Hayek, who wore it in countless models on the red carpet, and Princess Diana, who made it a staple of her style which aimed to modernize the classic.
It's easy to understand the appeal of the tank dress: like any great wardrobe basic, the silhouette is versatile and lends itself to a variety of occasions and purposes. Normally easy, it is easily transformed into an elegant day or evening item if covered in sequins, available in voile, with plays of transparencies or in lurex fabric, see the fiery red dress by Ferragamo that Beyoncé wore during her Renaissance tour or Kendall Jenner's lurex St. Agni minidress which brought to mind the minidress worn by Carrie Bradshaw in an episode of Sex and the City. Rihanna also included a Miu Miu tank dress in her maternity wardrobe, wearing it with Puma sneakers, while Blackpink's Jennie chose a lilac minidress for the launch of her collaboration with Calvin Klein.
The tank dress on the spring summer 2023 catwalks
The tank dress paraded on the spring summer 2023 catwalks in very different models and styles, gradually enriched with new suggestions. At Chloé it is sensual with cut-out details, or with plays of transparencies in mesh, while at Stella McCartney it is playful with cartoon motifs. The tank top dress is sinuous and ankle-length or bohemian with maxi tricot stitches at Jil Sander, or bon ton in the workmanship that recalls the textures of lace at Missoni.