Tank Tops could be seen at any music show in the 1970s.
The term tank tops were derived from the tops men wore in swimming pools. The 1970s version of the tank top was made from cotton and had slogans or decals on them. The most popular, however, still remained the solid white tank top.
In this age of comfort, women first began wearing tank tops with no brassiere underneath. This not only was comfortable for the women, but was pleasurable for the men to look at. Men caught on to the fashion craze in 1973, when popular rock icons began showing off their biceps by wearing these tank tops. About a year later, tank tops soon became a cliché.