Should Skinny Guys Wear Tank Tops?

man in white tank top and black pants

Tank tops are one of the most comfortable pieces of clothing for men, especially during the summer times. And from a fashion point of view, throughout the times, tank tops have developed to not only be something that you wear underneath your shirt but a pretty popular casual attire among guys. Not only do they look great, but they also feel even better. With that being said, what about skinny guys, should they wear tank tops? Do Tank tops look good on skinny guys?

Although there are better pieces of clothing that fit skinny guys a lot better, if styled correctly, tank tops can be a great addition to your wardrobe since they offer comfort, enhance confidence, and make you look like you don’t care about what other people think about your body shape which makes you more attractive.

In this article, we’ll talk about why should skinny guys wear tank tops, as well as when and how to wear them.

Should Skinny Guys Wear Tank Tops?

skinny guy wearing a tank top

I know that it’s pretty common to think that skinny guys shouldn’t wear tank tops at all, but in reality, there are some skinny folks that could actually pull it off. In fact, some people say that tank tops look better on skinny guys than muscular ones. 

At the end of the day, you shouldn’t think about what other people might think of you. If you want to wear a tank top, go for it, there is nothing stopping you. It just shows that you’re confident enough to show your skinny body without a care in the world which is really attractive.

Personally, I was skinny for as long as I can remember (until recently when I started weight-lifting). When summer came, I always wore shorts and tank tops and sometimes wear nothing at all because why would people’s opinions be more important than my own comfort? And with that mentality that I grew up with, I always feel comfortable about how I look and I can wear absolutely anything I want as long as I’m happy.

Read more: Are Skinny Guys Attractive.

How To Wear Tank Tops For Skinny Guys

It’s true that you can wear absolutely anything you want as long you’re happy with it but there are certain rules that you should follow as a skinny guy in order to look the best.

Choose The Right Fit

skinny guy wearing a tank top standing near orange background

When you’re trying what tank top to wear, you need to make sure that they fit really well around your body. Not too tight but also not too loose (Just like the picture above) in order to prevent any excess fabric from emphasizing your skinny arms. Also as a bonus tip, consider wearing tank tops with some kind of graphic visual in them to showcase your personality and to avert people’s eyes towards it instead of your arms.

Something like this, and you can find a ton more on amazon or other brands like ASOS and H&M.

Avoid Showing Too Much Skin

Your tank top should absolutely not show too much skin. If yours does, then it’s probably too loose for you. And most importantly, it shouldn’t show your nipples because it looks terrible (I’d much rather be shirtless than wear a shirt that shows my nipples). Another thing that you should keep in mind is that the armholes of your tank top shouldn’t go down further than where your chest sits.

Be More Creative

skinny man wearing red tank top with graphic

Don’t fall into wearing the stereotypical tank tops that show how much you lift or how ripped you are (As a skinny guy especially, it’s too ironic!). Instead, be more creative on what tank top you choose. Show everyone your personality, style, and how much time you put into yourself through what you wear. Mix up the colors, vary the graphics, change up patterns, and most importantly, be unique. With just a simple piece of clothing like tank tops, you can do a lot of things which go to show how amazing fashion really is.

Be More Versatile

skinny guy wearing shirt over tank top

Don’t limit tank tops to just being a beach outfit. If you can style them right, you can wear them on different occasions, especially during summer. And to top it off, tank tops don’t necessarily need to be worn by themselves, on the contrary, they can be layered with jackets or blazers to give you that confident alpha look (just like the picture above).

When To Wear Tank Tops

Tanks tops are pretty much casual attire. This means that they can be worn anywhere, especially during summer (bars, casual restaurants, pubs, and so on). What’s great about them is that you can both wear them underneath as a way to aid your posture or as a full stylish outfit. They’re also amazing for the gym during those hot days and the tight ones actually support your muscles during intense workouts. However, tank tops shouldn’t be worn during your cousin’s wedding or as any sort of formal attire. It’s true that in the world of fashion, you need to be as creative as possible in order to stand out, however, this creativity has limits.


When it comes to wearing tank tops, body shape doesn’t really matter. It all comes down to your confidence, fashion sense, and your charisma. But if you want to look even better with a tank top on, it’s better to have at the very least some sort of muscle definition. And as a skinny person, it’s really not that difficult, it all comes down to training 2 to 3 times per week, developing good habits in terms of your diet, and following a workout routine that’s adapted to your body shape. I’m not saying it’s necessary for skinny people, but I’d much rather have some kind of muscle definition while wearing my favorite outfit to look as attractive as possible.

If you’re not sure where to start, you can follow the workout plan that helped me build muscles even though I was super skinny or even my home training routine. Or you can go through my blog where I have a bunch of useful information about skinny people and Ectomorphs particularly.

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