The Best Summer T-shirts + Tank Tops — A 2018 Style + Color Guide

Best Summer T-Shirts + Tanks Tops 2018

This year’s go-to summer t-shirts and tank tops are colorful, lightweight, and flattering on all body types.  We’ve hand-picked our top five best summer t-shirts appropriate for any time of day and occasion. Style and popularity are always factors when narrowing our summer t-shirts and tanks, but in addition, this year’s list emphasizes the Pantone colors of summer 2018.

Pantones are recognized internationally as a proprietary color space used in a variety of industries, including fashion, fabrics, and screen printing. Pantone forecasters set the stage for the coming year’s trending fashion colors, especially New York Fashion Week! Incorporating these Pantones makes The Best Summer T-shirt + Tanks a perfect reference for your clothing company and wardrobe!

 

 

This summer’s trending colors are all about self-expression.  The best summer t-shirts, tanks tops, and colors reflect the season with a feeling of optimism and confidence!

Top 5 Summer T-Shirt + Tank Top Contenders

 

PANTONE: 17-3020 Spring Crocus

 

Best Summer Tank Match: Next Level Apparel 5030 ‘Shiraz’

The Next Level Apparel 5030 Women’s Festival Droptail Tee is the Summer t-shirt for women.  Made from 65% polyester/ 35% cotton, the 5030 is lightweight, airy, and opaque: the three sought-after qualities women search for in a summer tee.  The scoop neckline and the hi-low raw edge bottom hemline add a unique stylish flair. Comfortable and soft, this summer t-shirt is 3.5 oz. and made with 40 singles. The Women’s Festival summer t-shirt comes in six natural, yet eye-catching colors, like the feminine Shiraz. Look no further for the best summer t-shirt on the market for women.

 

PANTONE: 15-1520 Blooming Dahlia

Best Summer T-shirt Match: BELLA+CANVAS 3001 ‘Heather Sunset’

The Bella+Canvas 3001 Soft Cotton T-shirt is this season’s premium summer t-shirt. Made from 100% combed ring-spun knit cotton jersey (Heathers vary cotton/polyester content), Bella+Canvas 3001 is a modern unisex fitted tee. This favored summer t-shirt at 4.2oz and 30 singles, has the largest selection of colors offered in the t-shirt industry. The Heather Sunset and Heather Sunset Prism are very popular summer color choices, identical to the unique Blooming Dahlia Pantone. The Heather Sunsets are offered in other men’s and women’s styles by BELLA+CANVAS!

Also refer to Rust, Heather Maroon, and Heather Colombia Blue for popular Summer Pantone colors for 2018. The 3001 is consistently an all-year-round top seller at Blankstyle and a highly recommended summer t-shirt for apparel companies.  Ideal for screen printing and direct-to-garment printing, the BELLA+CANVAS 3001 is the recommended best summer t-shirt for 2018.

 

PANTONE: 16-5533 Arcadia

Best Match: Alternative Apparel 1010 Outsider Tee ‘Green’

The Alternative Apparel 1010 Outsider Tee makes our Best Summer T-shirts + Tanks list at number 3. The 1010 is a mid-weight tee at 5.0 oz, made up of 100% pre-shrunk cotton. This summer t-shirt comes in over ten bold colors perfect for this season. “Made for the ones who march to the beat of their own drum”, the Outsider tee has been ‘hand-treated with intentional imperfections for authenticity, softness and style’. This summer t-shirt is durable for screen printing and direct-to-garment printing.  Check out the Outsider tee in Green.  The 1010 no doubt is a stand-out on our Best Summer T-shirts + Tanks list!

 

PANTONE 16-4132 Little Boy Blue

Best Match: Comfort Wash GDH300 ‘Deep Forte Blue’

 

The Comfort Wash GDH300 is the men’s s best summer tank top. Made with 100% American grown ring spun cotton, this garment dyed tank is 5.5oz. The GDH300 has an incomparable no-shrink comfort, wash after wash. Our summer tank favorite comes in fourteen playful and vibrant colors perfect for this season! The Comfort Wash dyed tank has double-needle stitched sleeves, neck and bottom hem. This durable, high quality constructed tank was sure to make our Best Summer T-shirt + Tanks list at number 4!

 

PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet

The District Clothing DM138L Ladies Perfect Tri-Blend Racerback Tank is the summer tank for women with a carefree style. Made with 4.5 oz triblend jersey and 32 singles, this summer tank top is the epitome of comfort with confidence.  The lightweight fabric is perfect for easy days and tough workouts. The DM138L has a tear away tag for easy relabeling and rebranding.  The scalloped hem 50 poly/25 ringspun cotton/25 rayon make this the summer tank top for 2018 and number 5 on our list of Best Summer T-Shirts and Tanks!