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The Biggest T-Shirt Trend of 2020 Taking Over Your Instagram

You’ve probably seen this trend on Instagram by now and if you haven’t, you’ll still love it! Who doesn’t love a new t-shirt trend!? I’ve mentioned multiple times that when shopping for basics (like tees), you should look for style details that ELEVATE the basics. The hottest t-shirt trend does just that!

T-Shirt Trend, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a black muscle tee bodysuit by Express with gray Agolde jeans and rag & bone cargo jacket in Telluride, Colorado

Structured Muscle T-Shirt Trend

Structured muscle tees…yes, muscle tees …like from 80s! But now they’re way cooler and actually super stylish! Muscle tees now have cool structured shoulders and a more modern shape.

We’re seeing this new structured muscle tee style everywhere! Possibly the most popular (and considered the starter of the trend) is Frankie Shop’s version of the t-shirt. Their tee is $75 and I didn’t want to spend that much on a t-shirt trend I wasn’t sure I’d like. See what I bought instead…

T-Shirt Trend, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a black muscle tee bodysuit by Express with gray Agolde jeans and rag & bone cargo jacket in Telluride, Colorado

T-Shirt Trend, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a black muscle tee bodysuit by Express with gray Agolde jeans and rag & bone cargo jacket in Telluride, Colorado

TEE | JEANS | BOOTIES | JACKET | SUNGLASSES | RING | BRACELET

My Muscle Tee

To try the trend for less, I got the Express bodysuit version and LOVE it! I’m a big fan of bodysuits with jeans…you don’t have the hassle of pulling down your shirt to keep it tucked in and it doesn’t add any bulk to your lower tummy from excess material.

This bodysuit has padded shoulders and capped sleeves. The padded shoulders help build up my shoulders which is a must for a rectangular body shape. I paired it with high waist jeans and booties. That’s the beauty of this new trend…you can pair an elevated basic with jeans and booties/sneakers and have a simple but stylish outfit!

Find more info on this full outfit in this post.

T-Shirt Trend, Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing a black muscle tee bodysuit by Express with gray Agolde jeans and rag & bone cargo jacket in Telluride, Colorado

More T-Shirt Trends

Some other t-shirt trends this year, according to WhoWhatWear, are textured tees, message tees, cardigan tees, and vintage-inspired graphic tees. If t-shirt trends aren’t your thing…don’t worry! The basic white tee is still alive and well!

What do you think of this t-shirt trend? Yay or Nah?? Please share in the comments below!

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Photos by: Aurelie Slegers

How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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11 thoughts on “The Biggest T-Shirt Trend of 2020 Taking Over Your Instagram

  1. Thank you for all your style tips and For your very positive classy personality. I wish you luck with your lovely website!
    “DONE”
    Penny

  2. I like the look of this Tee with the structured shoulders but not so sure on the bodysuit part of it. There’s the Restroom hassle thing I can’t get past. 🙂

  3. Hi Erin!! Is this tee a trend or an “elevated” basic?
    Ive seen heaps of “elevated basics” in your summer basic series. Not sure of the difference between A “trend” & “basic”. Thank so much,
    Jo xxxx

    1. GREAT question. It’s both, but probably more on the “trend” side. I think a tee with a strategic cutout or subtle puff shoulder would be a wiser investment in terms of versatility. Erin xo

  4. I love EVERYTHING you were wearing Erin. When i lived in the midwest i had a camel Coat. So cozy and luxurious! Its not practical in southern California. Id never get to wear it! You do such a good job with styling your clothes. I cant remember not liking anything you do! Keep up the great work and being such a fashion example!
    Nancy Moss
    LagUna Niguel, Ca

  5. Nay. MusCle Tees look terrible on short rectanGular bodIes, especIally if your shoulders are alReady bROAd, my FAVOURITE shape is 3/4 lenGTh crew or tURtlenecK or any Sleeveless or cap sleeve high neck because they miniMise my skinny shouLders, shoRten my long arms and torso and balancE a tHin upper body with a sliGHtLy rounder bottom halF. MusCle tees look great on thoSe who are tall aNd bigger on toP.

    1. Yes, agreed… not ideal for those with broad shoulders. I’m a rectangle with narrow shoulders so it really works on me to make my waist look smaller.

  6. Yay! I was exc for the padded shoulder to come back it looks so Chic and add under a card and instant strUcture Perf for pear shapes

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