Padded muscle T-shirts are having a moment—here are 9 brands to shop yours from
A classic T-shirt can only be reinvented in so many ways, but lo and behold, there’s a new top that warrants your attention, and trust us when we say that it’s the perfect piece for our hot and humid weather. Enter padded muscle T-shirts—a relaxed-fit sleeveless top with—you know it—shoulder pads that has reached cult status, thanks to fashion’s It-list.
First introduced by New York-based fashion label The Frankie Shop back in November last year, the US$75 (approximately RM320) T-shirt—dubbed the ‘Eva’—has been spotted all over Instagram, from fashion influencers including Brittany Xavier and Yoyo Cao to celebs such as Rita Ora.
Unsurprisingly, it didn’t take long for high-street and fast-fashion brands to launch dupes, so if you’re looking for options (or if you've simply given up being on the Eva waitlist), we’ve found nine other labels you can shop yours from.
Style tip: The best way to pair it, in our opinion, is to tuck it into a high-waisted trousers (fitted or flair, your pick), and accessorise it with a pair of pointy-toe mules and a chunky chained necklace. Easy does it.
Below, padded muscle T-shirts from nine different brands to choose from:
Colours: White, black, and dark mink
Other variations include a cropped version and one with pleated details
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Colours: White, black, and khaki
Colours: Grey, black, russet, and khaki
Short and long-sleeved versions are also available.
Colours: White and black
Other variations include a cable knit vest in the same silhouette.
Colours: White and light purple