The T-Shirt I Never Thought I Needed

woman wearing the frankie shop shoulder pad t shirt
Wearing The Frankie Shop shoulder pad t shirt, Mango pants

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I can’t remember when I first saw this tee.  A boxy muscle tee with shoulder pads… I immediately ruled it out as not for me.  I didn’t think it was with my style and that it was too trendy for little ol’ conservative me.  But then I saw it being styled with beige chinos, jeans, pencil skirts for work – and it became the shoulder pad t shirt I never thought I needed.

While the roots of the design are a bit murky, Dries Van Noten made one for Spring 2019 and the replicas shortly followed.  The Frankie Shop have both a black and white version and it’s now available on the high street. 

It sells out almost immediately after being released. And it’s not hard to see why.  I’m surprised at how versatile it is and I’ve been loving bringing something a bit extra to the table while I’m working from home for the foreseeable future.  The shoulder pads and exaggerated proportions are really playful. 

I’ve linked some options for you to check out below, including some affordable high street options.

Hope you’re staying safe (and staying home!). 

As always, thanks again for stopping by.



P.S. The 5 workwear pieces you need for this Autumn and how my family will be spending our time for the foreseeable future.


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