Wife beaters have been a part of Black culture for years. We wear them under our shirts as an extra layer during the winter months and as our only shirt during the summer. The name "wife beater" describes a sleeveless undershirt commonly worn by people regardless of gender.
In the 1990s, fashion brands—as they have always done—took the reference from hip hop and street culture and made them trendy. Now, many companies have their own take on the tank top with different cuts and varying silhouettes, while still maintaining a ribbed texture.
As fall quickly approaches, it's time to start updating your wardrobe for the season, and it's best to start with your undergarments first. The EBONY fashion team has rounded up eight brands that make different cuts, colors, and silhouettes.
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