Tank Neckline Bridesmaid Dresses
The tank bridesmaid dress is a simple but very chic bridesmaid dress. The tank dress does not have any sleeves or collars with a low neckline and is usually made with wide shoulder straps just like the tank top. Many bridesmaids choose this style because it is very comfortable to wear and has a simple design.
For a more casual look, opt for a racerback tank bridesmaid dress that has an athletic shaped back that keeps the straps from falling off the shoulder. This traditional tank style have two straps that join at an angle in the upper portion of the back of the dress [Continue reading..]
A tank dress with very thin straps is known as spaghetti strap dress. The slim straps of this style are great for showing off toned arms, and it also add a delicate and elegant quality to any dress. If you do not feel like pulling your dress all throughout the ceremony and the reception, spaghetti strap dress is a nice alternative for a strapless gown. Spaghetti strap bridesmaid dress offers the same sexy display of décolletage as a strapless gown, without the risk of wardrobe malfunction. You can also wear a strapless bra or bandeau top to avoid straps peeking from your bridesmaid dress.
Tank Neckline and Dress History
In the 1920’s, women were supposed to wear a more conservative bathing suit when taking a dip in the swimming pool or what is commonly known then as swimming tank. These bathing suits were supposed to have straps and were once known as tank suits. The similarity between this type of fashion swimwear and the design of swimming tanks helped coin the name, tank top.
Tank top was originally designed as an undergarment and was frequently used in athletic sports. Male gymnasts were the first to use tank tops because of the easy movement they provide for their arms. Since then, many other athletes have adapted this style for the same reason as well as the tank top's ability to keep athletes cooler compared to other regular tees.
In the early 1990’s, tank tops were a useful garment worn with a blouse or under a matching V-neck long style cardigan, just like a modern twin set. It was not until 1997 that spaghetti tank tops became a popular female clothing as a solo garment, allowing teenage girls to show more skin.
Even celebrities today love the tank outfits. Actress Jessica Alba loves to flaunt her sexy body in tank top outfits while Cameron Diaz wore different styles of tank tops and dresses in her movie “The Other Woman.”
Tank bridesmaid dresses have many different styles, which make them an ideal choice for almost all body types. One of the best parts about tank bridesmaid dresses is its versatility. Bridesmaids can easily wear the tank dress in other occasions or even in the office with just the right styling. It is also a very light and airy dress, which would be a perfect choice for a summer outdoor wedding.