Most men would jump at the opportunity of adding a little more muscle on their bodies. But, some clothes often make you look smaller and thinner as compared to our original size. Miracle? Nope, far from it. It is just a small glitch in your fashion sense that needs to be overcome. So no need to worry whether you're jacked or have difficulty gaining muscle, these style tricks will highlight your muscles to the maximum.
1. Check The Seams First
Your seams play a key role in the fitting of your garments. Keep an eye on where the seams of the shirt line up on the shoulders. If they droop downwards, then most probably the size is a bit big for you. Do away with such shirts right away. On the other hand if the seams of the shirts lie squarely on or just above your shoulders then there's a great chance that your shoulder width will get highlighted. Additional benefits include the comfortable feeling that comes with a perfect fit.
2. Perfect Fitting Is Essential
It is not for nothing that most style magazines and pundits harp on the need for a perfect fit. A perfectly fitted shirt will accentuate your torso like no other, especially the chest and biceps. There is one important thing to note here, there's a difference between skin tight and smug fit. A shirt with a good fit will hug your biceps and chest, not your tummy.
T-shirts with 1-5 percent stretch capability can be a great buy. Shirts in this range don't wrinkle often and fit perfectly to your frame, thus highlighting your body to the max.
3. Pattern It Out
There are several ways in which you can enhance your appearance. Research has shown that horizontal stripes give you a wider look, while vertical stripes make you appear taller. So depending on your preferences you can opt for patterns that add an edge to your look. When it comes to showing off your muscles, horizontal patterns work best rather than the vertical ones. Another style hack that can be applied is the colour combination. Using darker colours at the top and lighter colours at the bottom of your clothing creates an illusion of muscularity.
While these tips can certainly give you a swift way of raising your style index, it should be noted that working out is the best and easiest way of looking muscular. No arguing there!