This isn't a rip off of the shorts thread, I was already thinking about posting this.
But do you wear or feel comfortable wearing tank tops? I used to be really self conscious about this, and wouldn't wear them in public other than going out for a run or something on my street when nobody was out. There's no way I'd wear them to school or PE class, except I did once wear one to PE and some girls laughed about it since I had practically no arms.
About two years ago I started wearing them at the gym and then around town sometimes and now I'm pretty comfortable with it. A lot of my gym shirts I cut the sleeves off of which I wear on arm/shoulder days and I love wearing them because I can see the pump. Plus it just feels good, I almost hate working out with sleeves anymore, because they just feel tight.
I worry sometimes that I look like a D because I wear them, but I'm not trying to show off, and I'm not even that big. Although I'm hoping to get built this year.
This week I went to see a movie with a friend of mine and I wore a tank and shorts. They've seen me at the gym wearing cut offs but this is the first time I've worn a tank when we hung out, so I think they were a little surprised. But they said they liked the look.
I think the fact that my arms, chest and shoulders are finally starting to look good has helped me feel a little more confident with them.
Also, I used to go to a really conservative church where they didn't like us to wear shirts that didn't cover the elbows at least. So I felt guilty back then if I wore anything that didn't at least have short sleeves. Now though I don't see what the big deal is, and I know plenty of Christians wear sleeveless, so I think it was just that church.
My mom doesn't really like me wearing them I don't think. If I come home in a tank top like after I've been to the gym she asks, if I wore that anywhere beside the gym. She especially doesn't seem to like the ones I cut myself, because sometimes they're cut down the sides. But my dad thinks I should wear them.
Generally I think it's because my mom likes me to dress up and she thinks they look sloppy.