So, we're obsessed with Tank Tops here at Jumper 1234. Not only are Tanks ultra-versatile, but they also serve as a seasonal wardrobe wonder, a truly transitional piece. We've put together our seasonal style guide taking you from Spring/Summer to Autumn/Winter, all centred around Tanks!

But first, why is a tank top called a tank top?

Let's take a journey back in time to explore the fascinating history of tank tops! They first became popular in Western fashion during the early 20th century. Back then, they were actually a part of bathing suits for both guys and gals, covering the torso with a sleeveless, low-cut top. The name "tank tops" is said to have come from "tank suits" which are also commonly called "tanks" in England.

As time went on, tank tops evolved into a separate, standalone piece of clothing. According to Jamie Wallis, the director of global communications at Hanes, sleeveless shirts were officially introduced in 1928 alongside the company's woven shirts. The purpose? Super practical! They were designed to help preserve the longevity of those formal, collared shirts we all know and love.

So next time you rock a cool tank top, you'll can share its journey through history!

How to Style Tank Tops in Spring / Summer

We love the versatility of tanks, they're a layering masterpiece, fitting comfortably over or under other garments, they're even perfect on their own.

Summer Style - Garden Party Chic

image of outfit with grass green jumper 1234 tank top styled with dress, jewellery and shoes

Our first summer style is garden party chic, layering our 100% cashmere lightweight tank in grass green, over a light and floaty Winona summer dress by Erdem

Our lighter weight cashmere V-neck tank is like a dream come true for those summer days when you want to look chic and feel oh-so-comfy! The V-neck adds that touch of allure and versatility as it will go over anything. The cashmere makes it feel like you're wrapped in a cloud of luxury. It's the perfect mix of elegance and playfulness, just what you need to slay every fashion moment with style. 

We are obsessed with tanks, so much so that this one is available in seven plain colours, in hot pink, neon coral, bitter (very dark brown), black, mid grey, navy and grass green. PLUS we've got two contrast versions. 

We've partnered our grass green tank over the white Winona dress – an enchanting creation from the fabulous British label! It's crafted from delicate embroidered cotton that feels oh-so-soft against your skin. With its flattering balloon sleeves and relaxed, tiered shape it adds a touch of whimsy to your every move.

Whether you're strolling through sunny days or dancing under the moonlight, these Light Rose Pink Arizona Vegan Birkenstocks are an absolute gem. A true classic – a style that never goes out of fashion! Its timeless design is the secret to its everlasting allure. Slip into a pair, and you'll instantly feel the magic of comfort and style come together in perfect harmony.

Accented with a little golden glitz from Missoma, consciously created and carbon neutral jewellery, what's not to love! The 18ct gold mini chubby hoop earrings are the definition of stunning! These versatile darlings are meant to shine from day to night. Effortlessly chic, they'll elevate your style game. Paired with the 18ct gold jelly heart charm necklace, as colour lovers we're obsessed with the this fabulous retro-inspired necklace! With five adorable jelly heart gemstone charms, dyed mango and aqua chalcedony, paired with dreamy blue, playful purple, and pretty pink quartz. We think this colourful masterpiece rocks alongside our stunning cashmere tanks.

So go ahead, embrace your inner goddess and let this outfit work its magic!

Relaxed Style in the Sunshine 

Neon Coral summer tank top styled with jeans trainers and a polo shirt

Summer style number two is a more relaxed looked for those chilled days in the sunshine. Nothing says summer more than our stunning Neon Coral Tank, uplifting and perfect for accentuating a summer tan. Guaranteed to brighten up your summer wardrobe this sizzling hot tank top is made of lightweight 100% cashmere, it's a sensation of pure comfort and elegance, whilst keeping you cool and comfy all summer long.

Keeping with relaxed chic vibe, we love this And Other Stories Relaxed Ribbed Polo. It's the ultimate in laid-back elegance you'll be charmed by its all-over textured geometric pattern, adding a touch of whimsy to your style. The open turn-down collar exudes casual chic like no other! But that's not all – get ready to fall in love with the slightly puffed short sleeves, giving you that extra dash playfulness.

Styled with Good American Good Waist Palazzo Jeans, this sexy waist cinching style, is specially designed to bring out your natural silhouette in all its glory! With an ultra high rise and wide, loose legs, this piece is pure perfection. Embrace their magic and step into a world where style meets comfort.

Adding to your ultimate cool comfort, we have the Camper Imar Copa sneaker. A modern twist on a classic design it's the perfect combination of sporty and chic to make you stand out from the crowd. So, step into these beauties, and let your feet do the talking as you conquer the world in style!

The final touch is unrivalled elegance of freshwater cultured pearls. These drop pearl earrings by Mejuri are delicately set in 14k solid gold, giving them a mesmerising, subtle hue we simply adore. They take special care in selecting the finest cultured pearls from oysters and freshwater mussels to create these stunning treasures. Treat them like the precious gems they are, and they'll reward you with their timeless beauty. 

How to Style Tanks in Autumn / Winter

We pride ourselves on creating timeless pieces that you can wear all year long, our cashmere tanks are a real wardrobe dynamo, a transitional piece you can wear throughout the seasons.

Styling Tanks for Autumn

Contrast Tank top styled with dress, jacket and boots


Our Contrast Tank comes in two colourways Black and Grey, and Navy and Red. Get ready to fall in love with this stunning vee neck tank – it's pure luxury in 100% cashmere! And guess what? It's designed in a lighter weight, so you can feel absolutely heavenly adding it as an over layer and an under layer. Our sleek black tank is adorned with contrast grey ribs – a perfect blend of sophistication and style! This tank is the ultimate go-to piece.

Layered over this slinky and stylish Whistles Ribbed Polo Dress. Crafted from a soft cotton blend, the fitted silhouette is pure magic, giving you that elevated and chic look that's perfect for any occasion. Whether you're heading to the office, a brunch date, or a night out with friends, step into this versatile piece that effortlessly works its charm for every occasion. Comfort and style combined – what more could you ask for?

The ultimate in refined urban passe-partout, TOD's Chelsea boots will elevate your style to the next level! They effortlessly blend with any outfit, making them your go-to choice for every occasion. The minimal silhouette gives them a timeless appeal, while the iconic rubber pebbles on the back add that touch of signature charm. Crafted from brushed leather, these beauties exude elegance and sophistication with every step you take. So, whether you're strutting through the city streets or stepping into a fancy event, these Chelsea boots will be your trusted companion, bringing comfort and style together in perfect harmony.  

The trench coat is the epitome of sophistication, dating back to the 1800's designed as an elegant outer layer that will elevate your style game to new heights. This double-breasted trench coat has been given a modern twist by Reiss, its shape adds a touch of timeless charm, and the belt cinches your profile for that perfectly tailored fit. This coat is slightly longer in length, and the buckled cuffs add a dramatic flair.

Finished with some subtle sparkle with these Silver Chubby Huggies by Missoma. These adorable chunky huggies are the perfect companion for your daily adventures and will become an essential part of your signature style. You won't want to take them off!

Cosy Sleeveless Cardigan - Twin Set Style

Sleeveless Cardigan styled with roll neck loafers and smart chinosOur last look is a fresh twist on twin set style. We've paired our sleeveless button up cardigan with our classic roll neck. Both luxurious pieces are crafted with 30% cashmere and 70% wool and are the personification of style and comfort. 

Our navy cashmere and wool sleeveless Guernsey cardigan is a fabulous take on a classic tank top, combining the best of both worlds. The sleeveless design adds a touch of chic sophistication, making it a perfect layering piece for those in-between days. If you're feeling a little more colourful and bolder, our neon pink version brightens the gloomiest of days.

Styled over our navy cashmere and wool roll neck jumper. It's the epitome of comfort, crafted in a lighter weight that feels absolutely heavenly and super soft against your skin. As far as we're concerned, it's the perfect plain jumper you'll ever need!

And guess what? It comes in an array of fabulous colours, from classic black and oatmeal to stylish mid grey, apple green, bright blue, cherry red, and even a vibrant neon pink – talk about choices! Plus, for those who love the crew neck style, there's a version just for you.

It's the ultimate online exclusive piece that you won't find anywhere else! So go ahead, treat yourself to this jumper that exudes luxury and versatility. Perfect for any occasion and sure to become your go-to favourite in no time!

Worn with Ralph Lauren Straight Leg Trousers, crafted with a luxurious wool blend, they bring together style and comfort in perfect harmony. These fabulous straight-leg trousers that are an absolute must-have. With menswear-inspired details that add that touch of chic sophistication. A pleated front waist and crisp creases running along each leg, giving you that polished and refined look.

Whether you're conquering the boardroom or strutting through the city streets, these trousers are the ultimate style statement.

Complementing our cashmere wool blend twin set, is The Fold's Forli Wool Cashmere Coat. A true statement piece! Falling just below the knee, it's cut to a dramatic and oversized silhouette that will turn heads wherever you go. The sleek shawl neckline and perfectly fitted shoulders add an extra touch of sophistication to this beauty.

With its pockets and separate tie belt, you have the freedom to wear it open for a relaxed look, showing off your Jumper 1234 sleeveless cardigan and roll neck. Or cinch it at the waist to create a stunning hourglass silhouette. The storm blue hue is an absolute breeze to style.

Finished effortlessly with these exquisite loafers crafted by Sturlini, they are the definition of classic style and craftsmanship. These beauties are meticulously created in a 40-year-old factory nestled in the scenic Tuscan countryside, where traditional techniques are lovingly employed.

But that's not all – the materials used are just as luxurious as the craftsmanship. These loafers are made from vegetable-tanned deer leather, sourced locally for that touch of sustainability and natural beauty. The penny strap adds a classic and refined touch. The perfect blend of timeless style, premium materials, and expert craftsmanship makes these loafers a true fashion treasure.

Style Through the Seasons 

So, that's our tank tops style guide. Tanks to take you from spring to summer, autumn to winter. Wear on repeat classics, with a timeless twist, in our signature Jumper 1234 array of colours.

Gwen Tredinnick