The 'muscle tee' goes mainstream!
Maybe we first saw it on an influencer, styled with chicly layered gold jewellery? Or, perhaps it was via an algorithmically-driven targeted Instagram ad? Turns out, we can't remember where exactly we initially encountered The Frankie Shop's muscle tee, but what we do know is that as soon as we had seen it, we wanted it hanging in our wardrobes!
The Frankie Shop
Reaching cult-status in the fashion community, the unusual tank-top-with-shoulder-pads style (bear with us here) has already sold a few thousand versions and although currently sold on The Frankie Shop's own site, seems to be atop of every cool gal's shopping list.
With its roots firmly in the 80's, the strong-shouldered silhouette is super-flattering and its hold over shoppers can probably be traced to its 'elevated basic' appeal, something the NYC and Paris-based brand does especially well.
At €70, while the OG version isn't exactly cheap for a t-shirt, it wouldn't break the bank either – that is, if you were lucky enough to actually get your hands on one. But we, with the help of Louise Byrne of @asimplestyle have tracked down a high-street version that will save you a sweet €54.01!
Coming in a black and grey melange, this Mango iteration has all of the same features as The Frankie Shop version for a fraction of the price, so we'd advise acting fast and adding them to your cart while you can!
Shop Mango's Muscle Tee
Shoulder-pad cotton t-shirt, €15.99, Mango - SHOP