Alexander Wang Inspired Bra Top DIY

Inspiration Alexander Wang Bra Top+Rihanna

Rihanna image sourceT by Alexander Wang bra top

I originally chose the pink tank because I thought it would stand out best for this tutorial but I kind of love how it turned out. I actually had a few of these tops in the 90’s by Calvin Klein and wore them under my school uniform oxford button downs. I wish I still had them 😉 but this is a pretty simple DIY to refashion an old tank from.


bra top DIY-materials

* Old wife beater or tank top
* Elastic {I used 1-1/2″ wide}
* Scissors, pins, needle, thread


DIY wang bra top -1

* With the bra you’re going to be wearing with it, try on your tank & decide how short/long you want it. You’ll want to stitch the bottom 1-1/4″ of the tank to the elastic so lay your elastic over it and mark it.

DIY wang bra top -2

* Lay tank flat and cut {I had to cut twice ;)}

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* Pin the end of the elastic to the side seam of your tank & try it on again. Measure elastic around the edge of the tank. Cut the elastic about 1″ to 1-1/2″ SHORTER than measurement so it will fit like elastic is supposed to {but not too tight}

DIY wang bra top -4

* Remove and pin the rest of the elastic to your tank

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* Using a wide & loose criss-cross stitch, hand-stitch elastic to tank. {If you’ve got a serger/overlock machineoverlock machine, obviously this would be your preferred method} Remember you are working with stretch materials and you’re going to have to stretch it to get it on. This is why you keep stitches loose or they will snap! {you may also choose to use elastic thread}

DIY wang bra top -7

* Make sure your stitches on the elastic side are very small so they are near invisible.

DIY wang bra top -8, crop tank, black and pink

* Finish the elastic off by stitching the end & side together.


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  • Glamour Bbey.

    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    Great idea!

  • Kris

    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    If only I could pull that off!

  • Katie

    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    I love it!


    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    Damn Maegan, you look great in that hot pink bra top. You definitely pull it off =) I like it and I have a lot of old wife beaters laying around. x

  • God's Favorite Shoes!

    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    Waiting on your DIY on how to get a flat stomach like yours.

    Jump on that, will ya?

    Have an awesome day!

  • Ife'

    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    Amen God’s Favorite Shoes! Those were my exact thoughts.. Lol!

    DIY.. check!
    Flat Stomach…ummmm!


    fabulous, Meagan!

  • Cara

    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    SO Cute!! Looks amazing on you!!

    I would love a DYI on the abs as well, or at least a peak into what you eat/exercise on a normal day!!

  • esdelope

    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    This looks awesome! I also am glad you showed everyone a good way to stitch elastic.


  • Holly

    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    Nice DIY trick, thanks! I always like that you include lots of photos, especially the small details. That’s always the part I miss. Thanks, Maegan! p.s. thanks for your participation in BlogFrog – looking forward to seeing you around the SoCal Family Community!


  • honey my heart

    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    you always come up with such informative and practical solutions to fashion trends :)

  • C.W.

    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    really cute and simple:)

  • Leia

    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    Awesome, I love it! I want one! P.S. Your waist is TINY, I am totally jealous :)


  • Brunch at Saks

    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    Amazing! You look gorgeous. I’ll definitely have to try this.

  • drollgirl

    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    um, you look super! 100x better than rihanna’s get up!

    and if i had a stomach like YOURs, i might wear this in public! bah! :)

  • Maegan

    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    um ….THE AB COMMENTS ARE HILARIOUS! …note that I’m also wearing super high waisted pants that highlight the better part of my stomach …

    also note that since I am 34 I won’t be wearing this out of the house 😉


  • emily//the lesser panda

    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    You are pretty clever. And that is really all I have to say about this DIY post.

  • ByeByeSoccerMom

    September 14, 2010 | Reply

    hi, i just discovered you blog maybe a week ago, and have to tell you i LOVE your diy’s. i am not a fan of this top but it does look great on you. also, i am considering making a rope necklace like the one you have in your DIY section… we’ll see…
    please check out my blog (btw, i have a shoe give away post today):

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  • valerie olivia

    September 15, 2010 | Reply

    i love the way yours turned out! this really is such a simple thing to whip up. i think i would love mine to be navy and black–thanks for the project!

  • Abbey

    September 15, 2010 | Reply

    I love your DIYs. They inspired me to start sewing. I actually took some classes! Love your blog!


    September 15, 2010 | Reply

    great idea, amazing top! <3

  • Jessica

    September 15, 2010 | Reply

    I love this! My stomach may not be such a huge fan though! :)

  • anhesty

    September 15, 2010 | Reply

    i plan on making a plunge-v t strap bra like the alexander wang. this is an awesome diy!

  • Elenyta Diva

    September 15, 2010 | Reply

    Amazing !
    I’ve just discovered you!
    I follow you here and on bloglovin’ 😉
    Follow me too :)


  • vain319

    September 15, 2010 | Reply

    LOVE YOUR DIY’S and your style..your stomach has inspired me to go to the gym…I just listed and still adding stuff to EBAY..I have a little bit of everything, vintage 80’s-90s,ect. THANKS

  • Lindsay [Bella Cene']

    September 16, 2010 | Reply

    You are unbelievably good at how-to’s…

  • Creative Mind

    September 21, 2010 | Reply

    nice recycling also…cute…

  • saffiertje

    May 3, 2011 | Reply

    I love this idea!!!!

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