Women Sando or sleeveless shirt (A-shirt)
A sleeveless shirt is a shirt made without sleeves, or one whose sleeves have been cut off. Sleeveless shirts are worn by either men or women, depending on the style. They are often used as undershirts, are often worn by athletes in sports such as track and field and triathlon, and are regarded as acceptable public casual dress in most warm weather locales.
The term “A-shirt” is short for “athletic shirt” because it is often worn in sports, such as basketball and track-and-field events. In the United States and Canada, it is commonly known as a tank top. In the UK an A-shirt, especially when used as an undershirt, is known as a vest. Another term is singlet, used in England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, Ghana, Nigeria, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand. In the Philippines, when used as an undershirt it is called a sando. In Bangladesh and the State of West Bengal in India it is called as sando-genji; in other eastern states of India it is called sando-ganji. In India it is known as a banian and is used extensively as an undershirt to absorb sweat and prevent its penetration to outer layers of clothing.
In addition to athletic usage, A-shirts have traditionally been used as undershirts, especially with suits and dress shirts. They are sometimes worn alone without a dress shirt or top shirt during very warm and/or humid weather, mainly in North America where the climate is warmer and more humid in the summer. A-shirts are often worn alone under very casual settings, as lounge wear, and/or while completing yard work or other chores around the home.
The build of an A-shirt is simple: the neck and armholes are often reinforced for durability. One usually has large armholes and neck holes and a neckline that can reach down as far as the bottom of the chest. They are also sometimes made long to make tucking into a pair of jeans/shorts easier. In almost all cases, they are buttonless, collarless, and pocketless. An A-shirt worn as an undershirt is designed for a tight fit and is often made of ribbed cotton.
A tank top consists of a sleeveless shirt with low neck and different shoulder straps width. It is named after tank suits, one-piece bathing suits of the 1920s worn in tanks or swimming pools.
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