Everybody has a sartorial white whale. For my mother, it was Carrie Bradshaw’s Fendi baguette bag; for me, it was a ribbed tank high. I first noticed the common-or-garden wardrobe staple on Elsa Hosk, who gave a masterclass within the basic jeans-and-white-tee combo whereas casually strolling round Soho final yr.
It was straightforward sufficient to ID the mannequin’s J Model denims—however the star of the present was simply the right white ribbed tank she tucked into them. The highest was very clearly not “borrowed from the boys”—and lightyears away from the yellow pit-stained one your ex-boyfriend wore beneath all his black T-shirts (*shudders* simply mine?). It was reduce excessive on the neck, had huge armholes, and match near the physique for an all-around ’90s vibe.
However the place to search out it? I searched all the standard spots: Re/Completed, Free Individuals, Vince, Fruit of the Loom. No cube. The mannequin isn’t as street-style-loved as different celebs, so her look didn’t present up on any movie star fashion sleuth blogs, and my colleagues additionally had zero luck pinning down the piece. Over the subsequent few months, I took the laissez-faire method of “if it’s meant to be, it’ll discover me” and at last forgot about it—till it popped up on my Instagram feed this summer season. This time I noticed it on Sincerely Jules, and he or she tagged the model: Bandier.
To say I used to be shook can be an understatement. A retailer—that I commonly store at—had my golden egg the entire time?! It really made whole sense. Bandier is thought for carrying a number of the finest activewear available on the market, and Wesley, its in-house model, is simply as well-made however usually flies below the radar. I instantly went to grab the highest up, however I wasn’t alone. The Rivington tank high was offered out—in each single colour—and had a 5,000-person waitlist. I joined it, waited for it to drop in my e-mail just a few weeks later, and snagged a white and a black earlier than it offered out once more. Yep, if Bella Hadid’s reportedly sporting it’s any indication, it’s a must to transfer shortly; Bandier says the Rivington Ribbed Tank sells as soon as each 10 minutes, and that it’s been restocked 25 occasions because it first launched.
Wesley Rivington Ribbed Tank
I get it—it’s nearly excellent. As a result of it’s made by an activewear model, it suits your physique like a glove, with a slight quantity of compression so you actually can put on it sans bra and nonetheless really feel supported. (P.S.: I put on these pasties with mine.) It’s additionally breathable and—dare I say it?—moisture-wicking. The neckline and huge armholes have helped me reconcile the unstable relationship between my shallowness and my arms—however what’s higher is, like a real wardrobe staple, it goes with every little thing. Sure, proper now, “every little thing” means high-waist denims or sweatpants, however come fall, it will probably simply layer below outsized denim jackets and blazers. Plus, the Rivington Tank is available in a myriad of colours and lengths—from a black tie-dye to a ribbed costume and sports activities bra, which you’ll be able to store under.
I’m a perennial shopper, however like most individuals lately, I’m being extra cautious than ever about how I spend my cash. I took a threat shopping for two of those tank tops directly, however I don’t remorse a dime. They’ve already gotten a lot use in my closet, and I don’t count on to ever cease sporting fundamentals—irrespective of the season, yr, or state of the world. Moreover, when do you ever catch your white whale? Destiny is destiny, individuals. Even with regards to fashion.
Wesley Rivington Weekend High
Wesley Rivington Weekend Tank
Wesley Rivington Ribbed Tank (Rust)
Wesley Rivington Courtney Bra
Shanna Shipin is the commerce editor at Glamour. Observe her @shannashipin.