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3 Style Tricks to Look More Muscular

Whether you’re a hardgainer or already jacked, most of us would gladly take a little more muscle. But are your clothes making you look smaller than you actually are? Don’t let that happen. 

Here are three style tricks for maximising the muscle you already have.

2. Find the Perfect Fit

A well-fitting shirt will accentuate your biceps and chest, but there’s a big difference between snug and skin-tight, says Boye. “Choose the size that hugs your arms and shoulders, but not your mid section.”

Go with a cotton T-shirt with a 1- to 5-percent stretch. Shirts in this range don’t wrinkle as much, and cling to your frame more than all-cotton tees, Boye says. He recommends the Pima Stretch Crew from Banana Republic or the Stretch T-shirt from H&M.

3. Pick a Strategic Pattern

You know that horizontal stripes make you look wider, and vertical stripes make you look taller. So if your goal is to appear bigger, pick patterns that stretch across your frame, rather than up and down, says Boye.

Find shirts with a darker colour on top and a lighter shade on the bottom. The dark hue stretching across your chest and shoulders will create the illusion of more muscle, he says. 

This article was originally published on MensHealth.com

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