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Essential Slimming Reversible-Neck Tank

Item 630904

We've created a new role for our indispensable, wrinkle-resisting tank— shapewear. It has a hidden liner that comfortably slims, supports and stays in place with a silicone strip while the top layer stays smooth. Wear it as a scoopneck or turn it around for V-neck style. Poly/spandex. Machine wash. Imported.

Essential Slimming Reversible-Neck Tank

Sizes S(6-8), M(10-12), L(14-16), XL(18-20). Falls below hip. 7.2 oz.
  • Essential Slimming Reversible-Neck Tank
  • Indispensable
  • Wrinkle-resisting
  • Hidden liner that comfortably slims, supports and stays in place with a silicone strip
  • Top layer stays smooth
  • Scoopneck or turn it around for V-neck style
  • Falls below hip
  • Poly/spandex
  • Machine wash
  • Imported
  • 7.2 oz.
Women's Sizes
Men's Sizes
Do you know your acetate from a hole in the ground? Your gussets from your grommets? If not, here's a list of the more commonly used textile words and terms that you'll see in our catalog. For more information or clarification, you can call us at: 1-800-770-3387

ACETATE - A manufactured fiber that uses cellulose refined from cotton and/or wood pulp. Characteristics: fast drying, wrinkle- and shrinkage-resistant, crisp or soft depending on end use, luxurious in appearance.

ACRYLIC - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: wrinkle resistance; low moisture absorbency and quick-drying; provides warmth yet lightweight, soft and resilient.

ALPACA - The fleece from an Alpaca, a cousin to the llama. Alpaca fleece is similar in characteristics to wool, but softer, silkier and more lustrous.

BANDED COLLAR - A shirt without a fold-over collar; there is only the band at the neck.

BARTACK - A close series of stitches crossing a piece of cloth in order to reinforce at a point of concentrated strain (e.g. belt loop or patch pocket corner).

BASKET WEAVE - A variation of the plain weave in which two or more threads weave alike in both warp (down) and filling (across) directions, joined in the regular order of the plain weave. So named for the basket-like pattern of the weave.

BATIK - A method of resist dyeing which employs wax as the resist. The pattern is covered with wax, and the fabric is then dyed: the wax patterns will not take the dye. The wax is removed after dyeing by boiling the fabric or applying solvent. The fabric is often streaked where the dye has gone through cracks in the wax. Batik dyeing originated in Indonesia.

BESOM - A narrow piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; can be single besom, one side of pocket opening or double besom, both sides.

BOX PLEAT - Two small, back to back outward facing pleats that have a box- like appearance. On shirts, box pleats are positioned in the center back at the bottom of the yoke to allow ease of movement in the shoulders and arms.

BROADCLOTH - A fine, closely woven, lustrous cotton or cotton/poly blend made in plain weave with a fine rib in the direction of the filling (across). The filling yarn is heavier and has less twist than the warp yarn (down). The cloth is usually mercerized, and has a soft, firm finish.

BRUSHING - A finishing process for woven or knit fabrics in which brushes or other abrading elements are used to raise a nap (a fuzzy or downy surface). Brushed fabrics have a soft, slightly weathered, broken-in feel.

BUTTON-DOWN COLLAR - Having buttonholes on the collar points so they fasten to the shirt.

CAMP COLLAR - A one-piece collar that lays flat, part of the shirt also lays flat to create a notch. Also called a Convertible Collar or Notched Collar.

CANVAS - A general classification of strong, firm, closely woven fabrics usually made with cotton. A heavier, open weave comprised of plied yarns (a number of single yarns, usually three, twisted together). Characteristics: very hard-wearing, generally water-resistant.

CASHMERE - The fleece that comes from a Cashmere goat. These animals roam at high elevations (10,000 - 15,000 ft.), hence their very warm, soft fleece. Garments made with cashmere are normally more expensive because of limited yield (one goat produces only 4 ounces of fleece a year).

CHAMBRAY - A general class of plain weave, usually cotton, made with a colored warp (down) and white filling (across). Most often made using blue and white, but also available in stripes, checks and figured patterns.

COMBING - The removal of short fibers or noils from material so that the resulting yarn be composed of larger fibers. The comb straightens and arranges them in parallel order.

CORDUROY - A strong, durable fabric with cotton ground and vertical cut-pile stripes (wales) formed by an extra system of filling yarns. The foundation of the fabric can be either a plain or twill weave. Of all cotton fabrics, corduroy is the warmest because its wales form an insulated cushion of air.

COTTON - A vegetable fiber consisting of unicellular hairs attached to the seed of the cotton plant. The normal color of cotton is light to dark cream, and its chemical composition is almost pure cellulose. A distinct feature of the mature fiber is its spirality or twist. In fabrics, cotton makes for strong, versatile, cool-wearing and comfortable garments.

CREPE - A general classification of fabric characterized by a broad range of crinkled or gained surface effects. Methods of making crepe include the use of hard twisted yarns, special chemical treatment, special weaves and embossing.

DART - A tuck in the fabric that is sewn. It is used to define the shape of a garment making a two dimensional piece of fabric into a three-dimensional garment. Darts are usually seen where the body curves: bust, waist, hip.

DENIM - A well-known basic cotton or blended fabric in a right- or left-hand woven twill. Generally, the warp (down) is dyed blue with a white filling (across). Also called "dungaree."

DOBBY - A general term for a fabric woven on a special dobby loom, which allows the weaving of small, geometric figures. These patterns are beyond the range of simple looms, yet too limited to be produced economically by Jacquard loom. A dobby weave can be distinguished from a plain weave by its more ornate and intricate woven appearance.

FLANNEL - Generally, a cotton or wool fabric, napped on one or both sides (usually both), then bleached, dyed or printed, and brushed or rerun through the napping machine to revive the nap. Flannel fabrics are very soft and cozy.

FLEECE - 1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt). 2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.

GARMENT DYEING - The garment is first produced, then the complete garment is dyed.

GARMENT WASH - The garment is constructed and then washed to soften the fabric and minimize shrinkage.

GAUGE - A measurement used in knitted garments that reflects the size of the needles used to knit the garment. The larger the gauge, the smaller the needle - therefore, the finer the knit.

GORE - Vertical panels in a skirt or dress; enhances the fit of a garment.

GROMMET - Little air holes reinforced with metal ring, usually on jackets, hats or shoes to allow ventilation.

GROSGRAIN - A firm, closely woven, ribbed fabric. It has a dressy appearance and is used for ribbons, neckties, hatbands and trimmings.

GUSSET - A triangular piece of fabric inserted into a garment to improve the fit or for reinforcement (e.g. on the sleeve of a jacket under the arm to allow for extra layering).

HERRINGBONE TWILL - A broken twill weave composed of vertical sections which are alternately right hand and left hand in direction, resembling the vertebral structure of the herring (zigzag). The twill changes direction perfectly where the weave breaks, balancing the overall pattern of the fabric.

HOLLYWOOD WAISTBAND - The waistband is the same piece of fabric as the rest of the garment. Advantages are that it has a smooth silhouette making the transition from hip to waist more gradual.

JACQUARD - A system of weaving which, because of a pattern-making mechanism of great versatility, permits the production of very ornate, complex woven designs. This type of weaving is used for tapestry, figured necktie and dress fabric, and figured patterns on knit goods (sweaters).

JERSEY - A generic term for a plain knitted fabric; its principal distinction is that it is not a fabric with a distinct rib (e.g. T-shirt fabric).

KNIT - Knit fabrics are made up of a series of interlocking loops that result in a flexible construction. All knits have some stretch.

LINEN - One of the oldest textile fibers known. Though the fiber and the fabric are both commonly known as linen, it is actually flax, the fiber of the Linum plant. Linen is generally favored for its fine, strong, cool-wearing properties. It drapes away from the skin rather than clinging to it. In knitwear, linen is combined with other natural or synthetic fibers for improved strength and resiliency.

MERCERIZATION - A treatment of cotton yarn or fabric to increase its luster. Its affinity for dyes is also enhanced. In the process, the material is immersed under tension in a sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) solution. This later is neutralized in acid. The process causes a permanent swelling of the fiber, thus increasing its luster.

NYLON - The generic term for man-made fibers composed of polyamides derived from coal and petroleum. Characteristics: high strength, elasticity, low water absorption and quick-drying.

OMBRE - A color effect woven into the fabric that has gradual changes in shade from light to dark, generally produced by arranging different tones in the warp.

PIGMENT DYEING - A process in which a specific type of dye is applied to the surface of a fabric, then after one washing it fades into a softer color. The color will slowly continue to fade with age. Pigment dyed products from TravelSmith are prewashed and will not harm other garments during washing after they've been washed once.

PLACKET - An opening with fabric piecing and buttons or snaps on a garment that facilitates dressing. Plackets can be at the neck of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or the waist of a skirt or pair of pants.

PLEATS - Small tucks in clothing to allow for extra room and ease of movement. Pleats can be seen at the waist of pants or skirts, the cuff of a sleeve, the waist or bust area of a blouse or dress.

POLYESTER - A manufactured fiber made from long-chain synthetic polymers. Characteristics: crease-resistance, quick-drying, great shape retention, high strength, abrasion resistance and easy care.

PRINTING - Applying color(s) in definite, repeated patterns of fabric by any one of a number of printing methods. Color is deposited in thick paste form and treated with steam or chemicals to cause it to migrate into or adhere to textile material. The design is not woven into the cloth but stamped in after the cloth is woven or knit.

RAMIE - A strong, soft fiber yielded by the inner bark of the Ramie plant. The fiber is white, soft, lustrous and slightly coarser than flax (linen) when degummed and bleached. Ramie fabrics are strong, smooth and durable.

RAYON - A generic term for man-made fibers composed of regenerated cellulose derived from trees, cotton and woody plants. Characteristics: high absorbency, bright or dull luster, pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors and superior strength.

REACTIVE DYE - A type of dye that completely saturates the fabric for a long lasting color.

RIB KNIT - A double-knit fabric in which the rib wales or vertical rows of stitches intermesh alternatively on the face and the back of the fabric. Rib knit fabrics have good elasticity and shape retention, especially in the width.

RISE - The measurement on pants from the front waist between the legs up to the back waist. This refers to how high or low a pant will ride (i.e. "short-waist" or "long-waist")

SANDBLASTING - The garment is literally sandblasted for a worn-in look; fabric has to be very durable to withstand the abuse, usually 14 oz. denim for jeans.

SANDWASH - Sand is put into the industrial wash for a softened feel and texture for the garment.

SHIRTTAIL HEM - The curved bottom hem of a shirt - higher on the side hip area (for ease of movement) dipping low in the front and back (so that the shirt will stay tucked into pants).

SILK - Continuous protein filament produced by the larvae of various insects, especially the caterpillar when constructing its cocoon. The chief portion of commercial silk is produced in Japan and China. Characteristics: resiliency, aesthetics, elasticity and strength, warm in winter, cool in summer.

SLUB - A lump or thick place on yarn caused by small lengths of yarn adhering to it during the spinning process. This adds a random texture to the fabric when the yarn is woven or knit into a garment.

SPREAD COLLAR - An open collar with no buttons to hold the collar points to the shirt. Spread collars have two pieces: the fold over collar part and the stand that keeps the collar close to the neck.

STANDARD WAISTBAND - An extra piece of fabric that is sewn to the body of the pants, shorts or skirt.

TENCEL - A cellulosic fiber produced by Courtaulds, spun from an amine oxide solvent that offers a higher degree of polymerization than is available with rayon. Characteristics: pleasant feel or hand, good draping qualities, ability to be dyed in brilliant colors, superior strength, and easy care.

VENTED BOTTOM - The bottom hem of a shirt that is cut straight with side slits to allow ease of movement. Vents are usually 2" deep.

WALE - In woven fabric, one series of ribs, cords, or raised portions. In corduroy fabric, wales per inch are counted to distinguish broad- from fine-textured cloth. The higher the wale number, the finer the texture of the fabric.

WEIGHT OF CLOTH (OZ.) - A description or classification of many fabrics by weight per yard.

WELT - A piece of fabric that works as an edging on a pocket; usually a single welt and wider than a besom.

WOOL - Primarily the fleece of a sheep or lamb - but can also refer to fleece of the alpaca, angora, cashmere goat, camel and vicuna. The fiber is distinguished from hair by the character of its covering: minute overlapping scales, which give it a felting property. Characteristics: strong and resilient, soft and warm, wicks away moisture and dyes well for rich coloration.

WOVEN - Woven fabrics are produced by the interlacing of yarns. Each filling yarn goes alternately over and under each warp yarn.

YARN-DYEING - Dyeing of individual yarns before weaving or knitting. Compared to garment dyes or prints, yarn-dyed fabrics boast richer, longer lasting color.

YOKE - An added section of fabric in a shirt or pants that enhances the fit. On a shirt, the yoke is usually on the back across the top shoulder area but can also be on the front shoulder to chest area. On pants, it is generally on the back of jeans-style pants located below the waistband.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
By Joyhiker1
North Carolina
April 20, 2016
"Best purchase ever - Read the reviews that this tank ran large so took a chance and ordered small and so glad I did. i usually wears Med. but this top does run larger. i love the feel and fit of this tank. Sure was a great buy.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
April 01, 2016
"Good quality - I ordered three of these and the colors were really pretty in nice jewel tones. They ran a little large on me. I ordered a small which is the usual size for tops for me but they did gap a tiny amount under the arm. The liner stays smooth and doesn't bunch- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
March 31, 2016
"Great layer - Bought this on sale for a layering piece. Heavy drape, runs slightly large.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
March 23, 2016
"I love this tank! - This tank was a perfect fit and I love the inner lining. The outer tank hangs nicely over the inner in a way that definitely is slimming.- I recommend this product."
By Lindadavis5
January 04, 2016
"Too long, medium ( my usual) was large on me - The material looked cheap, although felt substantial enough.The fit was large in the shoulders (for me) and way too long, reaching mid thigh!I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Savannah, GA
September 18, 2015
"beautiful color - Nice fit, nice drape, washed beautifully and adds versatility with the dual neckline.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
September 02, 2015
"not at all slimming - This runs quite large and the "slimming" inner liner was anything but slimming. It was large and bulky. Even though this was on sale, I will be returning it.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
St. Louis, MO
May 29, 2015
"Not quite - I ordered white and was disappointed that you could see a seam of the liner through the fabric right at the bustline.Will be returning it.I would not recommend this product."
By jkirwen
Washington State
March 27, 2015
"Needs ironing - One of the qualities which I look for in travel clothing is that ironing is not required. This tank came wrinkled and after washing, it had even more wrinkles. A cool iron eliminated most of the bad wrinkles, but there are still some there. That being sai- I recommend this product."
By flamingo752
March 13, 2015
"I really wanted to like this but... - I agree with an earlier reviewer... they should offer this in a petite size! WAY too big on me. Also I do not like the nylon fabric- could it not be made from something less "slick"?I would not recommend this product."
By Linkber01
February 06, 2015
"Very disappointed - I was willing to pay top dollar for this tank if it was everything it was advertised to be. It was not. It was tight and the underneath layer had a seam in it right under the bust line, which was very obvious through the top layer. I ordered an XL, whichI would not recommend this product."
By Vfrance
Pennington, NJ
January 24, 2015
"Pretty good! - I have been looking for a slimming cami as the Carol Wiore ones I had purchased here some years ago are wearing out. This is similar, but the stretchy "slimming" liner is a little too loose (and hence not slimming enough.) I usually wear a 2x so I was thi- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
December 19, 2014
"Not a winner - Size medium, my usual size, was baggy under arms. Liner did nothing for overall appearance when wearing item. Actually more an annoyance as it did not stay in place.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
New York, NY
October 09, 2014
"Too heavy for what I wanted but you may love it - I didn't realize what name and description meant. This is a double-thickness shirt. It is roomy enough so that it doesn't do any slimming on me, and the lining will not replace a bra (in case you hoped it would). The quality seems to be good. The fabric i- I recommend this product."
By danconcraig
September 24, 2014
"Versatile - The ability to change the neckline is such a plus. The knit is a good quality and the length just right.- I recommend this product."
By asanders232
Chicago, IL
September 21, 2014
"Love the length & inner liner for a smooth look - Great length and really like the liner to help smooth any imperfections/tummy rolls. Originally hesitant with the cost, however, nice quality not found elsewhere and glad I ordered a couple colors. Definitely recommend.- I recommend this product."
By Ntorci
Seattle, WA
September 05, 2014
"Slimming tank not so slimming - This tank has nice travel friendly fabric, but the slimming liner is a joke. There are no slimming features about it. I will try and take the liner out as it gets in the way and is useless and rides up. I normally wear a 12-14 in tops and I am 5'5" and orI would not recommend this product."
By rabbittta
Treasure Coast, Florida
September 01, 2014
"Nice Top - Lose the Liner - Like the reversible style! Armhole size is OK and shrinks to fit better after a few washings. Lose the liner. It's just a "bag within a bag" and makes the garment too thick and too hot in warm weather.- I recommend this product."
By jeanhtacke
Ridge, New York
August 30, 2014
"Great tank - This tank is not only slimming it is very well made and feels good on. Sizing is right.- I recommend this product."
By sal5
Paradise, Ca
August 29, 2014
"Love the idea. - I usually wear med. or sometimes large and this med. top was big all around. I love the feel of the fabric and the idea of the slimming effect and that it is reversible so I have returned it for a small and hoping for the best outcome.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
San Diego, CA
August 13, 2014
"If by "slimming" you mean "really heavy lining..." - This tank-top is very heavy because of the lining. It's too hot to wear in most places that you'd want to wear a tank top, plus the lining makes it difficult for the cloth to lay smoothly.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Virginia Beach, VA
August 11, 2014
"Best tank ever - comfortable to wear. Inside liner stays in place without constant pulling.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Kansas City
August 08, 2014
"Wish this came in more colors - Great fit. Not too revealing. I think it would look good day and night with many different clothing combinations.- I recommend this product."
By cwarren262
August 07, 2014
"Careful on sizing!! Not consistent! - I ordered two of these tanks in Medium. I'm a 10/12 size, 36D. I ordered the poka dot print as well as a solid white. They are very different in the sizing while both being medium. The white tank runs much smaller than the print tank, whereas the print ru- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Logan, UT
July 31, 2014
"Didn't work for me - Armholes too large (med) but a small would be too small for me so must return. Nice color (purple) and fabric.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Atlanta, GA
July 16, 2014
"Somewhat Disappointing - The lining seam shows below the bustline and I do not likethat. Fabric and color is great. Lose the lining!I would not recommend this product."
By dianehitchcock2001
Sanger, CA
July 03, 2014
"Not a Slimmer - I like the tank for a tank but it is not a slimming tank. The fabric underneath that is supposed to be a slimmer is not at all a slimmer but more like a slip that just adds weight to the top. I liked the length, fabric of the tank itself & that it doesn't- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
San Francisco, CA
June 23, 2014
"looks good but a little long - I'm 5'2" and this is to long on me. I love how it fits so had it shortened. They need a petite line.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
June 15, 2014
"Love it. - I loved the first one so well that I bought 3 more in different colors and prints. The fabric drapes beautifully and the fit doesn't hug the body. The added liner helps conceal any tummy rolls. The length is very attractive for wearing with fitted pants.- I recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Hackettstown, NJ
June 04, 2014
"Way too big - Not sure what Travelsmith thinks a small size is - but this shirt was way too big - especially the underarms!I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Kaneohe, Hawaii
June 01, 2014
"Fits Terribly - Fabric/fit was awful; didn't hold in tummy because it was tight in bust but loose in waist. Nice red color. Too bad, but I had to send it back.I would not recommend this product."
By csquilter
Southwest Washington
May 31, 2014
"Disappointed - This tank is designed to wear as a V neck, there is a label on the inside of the scoop side. I ordered a large and it may have fit better in a medium but this was too loose under the arm. It was also quite long. I sent it back, which is always a shame toI would not recommend this product."
By mcc2836
Mesa, Az
May 27, 2014
"I ordered a medium and a large. The medium was too small and the large was too big in the arm holes. Unfortunately I returned both. The looked so great. Oh well.I would not recommend this product."
By acdemott
Central Point, OR
May 14, 2014
"top is way too big - I ordered a small size---but the top was at least two sizes too big. That wasn't bad enough, I had to pay return postage.I would not recommend this product."
By Anonymous
Urbana, IL
May 08, 2014
"Well pleased,. Like the fact that it can be worn 2 ways, with 2 necklines, after removing the label.- I recommend this product."