A tube top is a shoulderless, sleeveless women's
garment that wraps around the upper torso. It is generally tight
over the breasts, usually by means of elastic bands at its top and bottom, to
prevent it from falling. If not using elastic, it would need to be a tight
fitting fabric that is properly secured. It is important to wear a proper
fitting tube top to help make sure that the two friends you have inside the
shirt stay inside the shirt (if that is what you want).
The tube top's precursor was a beachwear or informal
summer garment worn by young girls in the 1950s, that became more widely popular
in the 1970s, and returned to popularity in the 1990s and 2000s.
A bandeau (ploral version is
bandeaux) is diminutive of French: bande meaning "strip". It is similar to
a tube top but NOT exactly. The bandeau is a garment comprising, in
appearance, a strip of cloth. Today, the term most frequently refers to a
garment that wraps around a woman's breasts in sports or swimwear, and now it is
accepted as the top part of formal wear with pants or a skirt.
The bandeau is
similar to a tube top, but narrower.
It is usually strapless, sleeveless and off the shoulder.
Here is an example of a cropped tube top:
It's important to pick the proper size tube top:
Celebrities also wear tube tops at red carpet events.
In the United Kingdom this type
of shirt is often colloquially known as a boob tube.
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Some tube tops have text or graphics printed on them.
Get your message across with a novelty tube top.
Many people think tube tops are one of the sexiest types
of clothing. Other people find the
g-string to be the sexiest. Either is fine. By the way,
tank tops if worn by the right person has its
merits as well.
If you enjoy wearing tube tops, you may want to also wear
a short skirt.
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