Rated 3 out of 5 by FreePeoplePerson Different than seamless tanks they used to have
I used to get these by the armful, one in every color. I relied on the smooth fit and comfortable shaping under a lot of different types of clothes. I really looked forward to the new seasons when they'd have all sorts of lovely colors. And, don't get me wrong, these are really lovely colors in person.
But the quality has changed. My older ones would last for years without looking older at all. They never frayed or rode up or fell apart at the seams.
I did notice that the newer versions are a little softer feeling and thinner than the others, but that didn't bother me. Until I started wearing them a little more often and they started to pill up, despite the fact that I hand washed and line dried them. Then two of them developed holes right in the middle of the tank for no apparent reason other than the fact that the fabric was wearing a way. And this was after maybe only 5-7 wears and washes. Also, both tanks started getting little loose threads and elastic coming through at the shoulder seam. If this had been ONE tank, I'd chalk it up to just a dud. But I feel like there's a serious quality issue with these newer tanks.
Bottom line: If you love em, go for it. But be warned they might not be as long lasting or high quality as they used to be.
July 13, 2011
Rated 2 out of 5 by kav0529 Please, please, bring back the original fabric!
When I first started buying these tanks, they were so amazing that I vowed to replace every single tank in my drawer with one of the Eloise tanks. Even at $24 each, and on a graduate student's budget, I was determined. Because they were that amazing.
I am busty, so many shirts and dresses show too much cleavage if I don't wear a tank under them. And, as other reviewers have noted, most tanks ride up and bunch up, and I'd spend the whole day adjusting the tank. Or, they would drag down in the front, and I'd have to keep yanking them up all day. Or, the straps would slip off my shoulders, and, you guessed it, I'd have to adjust them all day.
The original Eloise tanks, though, had none of those issues. It was like the tank top fairly heard all of my inner complaints and came up with the perfect tank. They came in two options, a spaghetti strap (which they still make), and the scoop neck, wide-strap (not reversible). The latter was truly the holy grail of tanks: it never rode up, and was long enough to tuck into low rise jeans. The material was thick enough that it stayed put, no slipping, no rolling, no cleavage adjustments, no anything. And, no pilling; just a smooth base for all your clothes to slide over. Oh, and did I mention, no visible bra straps?
Over the couple of years that the original style was available, I collected six or seven of them, and they are still my go-to tanks. I wear them at least five days a week, and they never fail me.
But then, one day, I noticed Anthro had a new style - a reversible tank, and I thought, well, I don't really like a v-neck style, but whatever, I love that new purple, so I ordered it, in my usual size,which in the new style is too big. As soon as I took it out of the package, I could tell something was wrong. The material wasn't as thick, and it turns out, that meant it wasn't as supportive, or as form fitting. The result, clothes don't glide right over the tank, because it doesn't fit as close to the body. The hem tends to roll, too, though not as much as other brands. And, the front sags after a few hours, and the straps (on the spaghetti strap style) don't stay but. So there I am adjusting myself all day again. And, I teach college, so the last thing I need is to stand in front of a classroom, and realize my cleavage is showing.
And, did I mention the pilling? I returned the first reversible tank I ordered because it pilled after one wash and a hang dry. When I exchanged it for a new one, the salesperson said that those tanks had that pilliing issue. So, I thought I'd just go back to the thin strap version, as perhaps the problem was with the reversible ones. Nope, same issue: too big, too flimsy, and too pilly, but the same price.
Please, please, please, ring back the old one. I will buy ten of them right now, and so will my friends.
August 21, 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by VintageAnthroLover Go back to the old style/fabric
I have been buying these tanks for years and am truly disappointed in the quality of the new line. After just wearing for one day, the fabric is piling! Also, the sizing is very differnt as it runs much larger and longer (I think because the fabric content has changed and it's more stretchable). It tends to 'roll up" all day long, very annoying! Anthro, please go back to the old version and better qualitity. I won't be buying these anymore!
July 13, 2012