These days we are obsessed with fitness and eating healthy. And why shouldn’t we be? With the kind of lifestyle we are exposed to and lead, it is only right to lean towards staying fit, looking and feeling great. It is well known that being fit is attractive by the majority, however, this also includes dressing that fit-body well, right? With new age brands that are beginning to design clothes for a leaner audience, you need to stay stylish and dress for the rocking body you’ve been spending hours at the gym to build! Let us give you not one but ten ways to show off that bod right.
Grab a snug t-shirt to show off your manly frame
A menswear capsule wardrobe staple is the basic t-shirt. Now, for someone who has a built upper body, a t-shirt that narrows down around your waist is our recommendation. If you have the Herculean muscles then why hide them in a droopy t-shirt? Show them off in a T that hugs your frame effortlessly without tearing apart. Cotton t-shirts with a lycra blend would do the trick.
Vintage Wash Short Sleeve V-Neck T-Shirt Available at www.gap.ae for AED 99
Show off those bulging muscles in a slim fit shirt
It is unlikely that a shirt might provide the same amount of comfort as a t-shirt, however, they can look very dapper when they are slim fitted just right for your slender waist. Opt out of options that bunch at your abdomen and choose fabrics that allow movement. If you have trouble making through with the ready-made options then buy a shirt that is a size up and get it altered according to your measurements. A little effort will go a long way, we promise.
Short Sleeve Plaid Utility Shirt Available at www.gap.ae for AED 99
Go with a sleeveless vest to bare those biceps
A piece of clothing that is favored by fitness enthusiasts and street-style trendsetters alike. Vests are a perfect option to throw on for a casual look while running chores, hopping from the gym and even to catch with up a few buds after. Not only do we love how effortlessly stylish these can be but also adore the fact that our biceps have all the space to move about. With a very hot summer looming upon us, we recommend buying these in every shade.
Seventy Five Skull Vest Available at namshi.com for AED 34
Wear the right jeans to highlight your fit frame
Another staple for our capsule wardrobe. We suggest you clear away from over-the-top baggy options. While they are trendy, they do nothing to highlight your fit frame. Instead, choose types of denim that are straight cut or tapered just enough to cover your ankles. Anything longer or shorter needs to go.
Wearlight Jeans in Skinny Fit with GapFlex Available at www.gap.ae for AED 299
Hooray HenryTapered Fit Khaki Trouser
Just like the jeans we recommend a straight fit for trousers too. Choose an option that has a blend of fabrics that do not restrict movement. Trousers that bunch at the ankles should be avoided at all costs. Also, ensure that you can place your hands in your pockets effortlessly. If they slide in and out of the pockets without looking awkward then that’s the pair for you.
Forever 21 Shark Print Shorts
We love ourselves a pair of well-fitted shorts. Not only will these double up in and around our workout schedules but will also make for great options during summers. Choose a pair with an elasticated waist and roomy pockets for the maximum versatility.
Forever 21 Shark Print Shorts Available at www.elabelz.com for AED 79
Casual Pants for some casual suave charm
Our favorite type of casual pants are the chinos. Not only can they be taken to the boardroom as smart casuals but can also be dressed down for informal events with a t-shirt and a layered-on shirt. Chinos come with a good amount of stretch to them so they can keep you comfortable without restricting movement that a lot of gym-goers experience. Also, be unafraid to explore a range of colors they come in.
Vintage washed slim fit khakis Available at www.gap.ae for AED 249
Charm the crowd with a fancy jacket
Having a chiseled upper body can make it a task to find jackets that actually fit without choking you. Our recommendation is a bomber jacket. There is a reason why they were so popular among the jocks in the 80’s. They allow your forearms to move about, as they are slightly roomier in the shoulder and arms area and tapered at the waist with an elastic band. Also, we love the sporty vibe it exudes.
Forever Faux Suede Bomber Jacket Available at www.elabelz.com for SAR 150
Make a stylish statement with a fitted blazer
For when you need to ace work as much as you ace your workouts, opt for a dapper blazer that is a slim fit, in a fabric that has a slight stretch to it. Cotton blended blazers make for great options compared to heavier fabrics that hold a stiff form. Let the blazer adjust to your form rather than fitting yourself into a stern one. A few alterations go along way here.
Classic stretch blazer Available at www.gap.ae for AED 149
Walk in and out of the gym in style with athleisure
The reigning trend of the past few seasons is right up your alley. It takes your favored clothing which is workout-wear and makes them uber stylish by pairing them with formal or classic pieces. Channel the trend by wearing your joggers along with a t-shirt and semi-formal fitted blazer. Don’t forget a pair of killer sunglasses to seal the deal.
Logo Side Stripe Track Pants Available at www.gap.ae for AED 129
Now that you’ve spent those hours building up that muscle mass, treat yourself to a collection of clothes that will complement your newfound physique. Don’t hide your hard earned body shape, but revel in it with these specially picked styles. You’ll be the envy of your friends, and might even finally convince them to hit the gym themselves!