Yup, I’m tackling the big issues here with this post but in all seriousness, I’m actually going to attempt to blow your mind by teaching you a thing or two about tucking shirts (I say shirts but I’m also referring to t-shirts, sweaters and camisoles as well … basically, if you wear it on your upper body and it ends at your butt, there’s a good chance it could be “tucked” in some way).

I’ve had a lot of women tell me that shirts aren’t their thing. No matter what they do, they can’t seem to pull one off and feel frumpy when they wear one. Here’s how it’s done …

The T-Shirt Tuck

Whether you prefer yours tucked loosely into a side pocket or waistband, this little trick has magic powers that will lift any outfit. A word of warning though – don’t be tempted to dive too deep with your tuck, you could create a pulling effect across the tummy area and that doesn’t look good on anyone. The more fabric that casually drapes across your hip, the better. Don’t over-think it!

t-shirt, tuck, styling, personal style
t-shirt, tuck, styling, personal style
The Shirt Tuck

The hardest part about the shirt tuck is trying to decide which look you want – a more classic or creative vibe?

  • For the classic beauties – you’ll want to do the full-tuck. Tuck your shirt completely, but loose enough so that it doesn’t create bulges.
  • If you’re feeling a little more daring, then wear a shirt with bottoms that have a lower-rise so you can create the half-tuck. Button your shirt in line with your waistband (stop where the buttons meet your waistband) and loosely tuck one side, letting the other side hang out.

shirt, shirting, tuck, styling, personal style
shirt, shirting, tuck, styling, personal style
 
The Knit Tuck

As for knitwear – play, experiment, turn your bedroom into a catwalk and work out which tuck suits you and highlights your best features. Personally, I think that chunky knits look great tucked into slouchy trousers and/ or stiff & structured skirts. Fine knits tend look best tucked into midi-skirts, tailored trousers or anything that shows a bit off leg – tuck the knit completely and let it drape over your waistband.

knitwear, knit, tuck, styling, personal style

knitwear, knit, tuck, styling, personal style

No matter what tuck you choose, the key to nailing this look, is to make it look effortless and don’t forget your sleeves.  Full length sleeves can draw our eyes to the hips, bottom & thighs, so if you’re not so keen on highlighting this area, roll your sleeves to a more flattering length (usually the lower waist), I promise you’ll notice a difference.

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