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Padded muscle T-shirts (like The Frankie Shop) and where to buy them online and in stores

Padded muscle T-shirts (like The Frankie Shop) and where to buy them online and in stores

Shoulder game on

Text: Joan Kong


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 SGD 104) 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 eight 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.

This story was first published on Buro. Malaysia.

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