How to Wear Muscle Tees: 6 Stylish Outfit Ideas for Women

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We know for a fact that the line separating menswear from womenswear has blurred significantly in the past few years with men donning skinny jeans and women perpetually rocking ripped boyfriend jeans.

So when you say menswear, there’s no longer a sacredness or exclusivity to be expected. Trust women to find ways to wear menswear pieces, suits, shirts, boxers, what-have-you, and make them work!

Celebrities wearing muscle t-shirtsKelly Rowland visits Cecconi’s and shops at M.A.C Cosmetics while wearing a Marilyn Monroe graphic tee in Los Angeles on July 25, 2014 / Ashley Greene leaves her gym with a visible bruise on her left arm in Los Angeles on January 23, 2015 / Ashley Tisdale leaving pilates in Los Angeles on August 14, 2014

One such piece is the muscle tee. Thanks to the comeback of the grunge style that was so popular back in the ’90s, the muscle tee has wormed its way to present fads. I, for one, couldn’t complain. It is undeniably comfortable to wear. It’s versatile too! You can take the girly or the grungy route with it.

If you need more inspiration on how to wear muscle tees, check out these amazing bloggers:

1. Dominique’s Printed Muscle Tee

Dominique’s printed muscle tee exuded biker-ish vibe. It seems right to wear it with something leather. And in this outfit, she wore it with a zipper-adorned leather pencil skirt.

Styling tip: Like Dominique, pair your tee with a mini pencil skirt. Tuck it in and belt it at the waist for more body definition. It gives it a feminine flair. Her fashion blog, Dominique Nghiem, is no longer available online.

Dominique’s printed muscle tee exudes a biker-ish vibeDominique’s printed muscle tee exudes a biker-ish vibe

2. Prisca’s Fruit-Printed Muscle Tee

Never be afraid to team up masculine and feminine pieces. They just work in creating and a balance that is easy on the eyes! Take Prisca’s outfit for instance. Her tulle skirt would have been too sweet and feminine but she tamed it a little bit with her fruit-printed muscle tee.

Styling tip: Pair your tees up with below the knee skirts. The combination just gives off a more elegant panache. Her fashion blog, Mochaccinoland, is no longer available online.

Prisca paired her fruit-printed muscle tee with a feminine skirtPrisca paired her fruit-printed muscle tee with a feminine skirt

3. Ivelina’s Red Tee and Origami Skort

Ivelina from Frichic paired up this popular tee with the equally popular origami skort. You can’t go wrong with this pairing. It just screams street style through and through. Add up a pair of ankle-strapped sandals and a sleek shoulder bag for good measure.

Styling tip: Follow Frickys’ lead and pull one side down your shoulder for that off-shoulder look.

Ivelina's origami skort and ankle-strap sandalsIvelina’s origami skort and ankle-strap sandals

4. Larissa’s Ripped Jeans and Sleeveless Shirt

If you still have doubts about the versatility of muscle tees, this look will put an end to it. Larissa from From Hats to Heels was able to make the pairing of a sleeveless shirt and ripped jeans look elegant. That’s exactly how I will describe the overall ensemble.

Styling tip: It’s all in the accessorizing. To make this extra glam, inject gold-tone pieces in your outfit. A chunky gold necklace, gold-accented belt or large gold earrings should keep the look extra glamorous.

Larissa looked elegant in a sleeveless shirt and ripped jeansLarissa looked elegant in a sleeveless shirt and ripped jeans

5. Agata’s Coke Tee and Skinny Jeans

How adorable is Agata’s Coke tee? I’d wear it any day. Agata from Laughing in the Purple Rain seems comfortable wearing it with ripped skinny jeans and creepers. In the summer heat, this should be a perfect outfit to wear.

Styling tip: Give it a relaxed vibe by tucking the front of your muscle tee to reveal your belt buckle but leave the rest of the hem hanging over your jeans.

Agata's Coke tee and ripped skinny jeans and creepersAgata’s Coke tee and ripped skinny jeans and creepers

6. JL’s Creepy Print Muscle Tee

JL’s muscle tee with its creepy print might have caused a buzz in her workplace but we thought she rocked it to perfection. The asymmetric skirt is just the right touch to make this a head-turning combo.

Styling tip: Punctuate this look with a pair of ankle-high booties.

JL's asymmetric skirt and muscle teeJL’s asymmetric skirt and muscle tee

We found a cornucopia of adorable muscle tees at Nasty Gal. These are just so perfect for the summer, don’t you ladies agree?

1. Empire State Muscle Tee, $58.00

Empire State Muscle Tee

2. Painted Skull Muscle Tee, $65.00

Painted Skull Muscle Tee

3. Skull Crusher Muscle Tee, $65.00

Skull Crusher Muscle Tee

4. Faded Flag Muscle Tee, $28.00

Faded Flag Muscle Tee

5. Super Hero Muscle Tee, $38.00

Super Hero Muscle Tee

6. Dot Kiss Muscle Tee, $38.00

Dot Kiss Muscle Tee

7. Dream Team Muscle Tee, $50.00

Dream Team Muscle Tee

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