To Tuck or Knot to Tuck?
There was a conversation on Facebook recently about the front tuck. You know, where you just tuck a tiny bit of your shirt into your pants/skirt/shorts and call it a nice flowy day. I’d say it’s new but I’ve been rocking the sloppy tuck since my Catholic school days (where I didn’t get away with it quite so well- thank you for the installation of morals, modesty, and a healthy- but moderate- note of rebellion).
Some ladies seemed confused about when to tuck and how. I’m not going to say I’m an expert or anything but I do spend quite the leisure hours stalking other fashion bloggers on Pinterest so I may have picked up a thing or two. So here are the front tuck rules:
- Start with a slightly (or very) oversized shirt. A fitted shirt looks better all tucked or all out- or mostly all together out of your closet- I’m into the loose look these days – it’s flattering and easy to style.
Throw on a pair of high waisted bottoms. The partial tuck looks best with a flattering high waist. You can do it lower only if your pants aren’t too fitted- thank goodness for the high waist come back and the elimination of muffin tops.
If you don’t want to tuck it, knot it. The knot can be fun because it adds dimension. A tuck is good for breaking up a really long shirt (that can be a little boring or overpowering left to itself). A knot, on the other hand, adds a different design element. Play with placement: middle, side, or even back.
Knot tip: this one can be done with any waist pant and worn low and slouchy or high with a peek of skin. Experiment to find your favorite looks. The crop top is in and the knot is an easy way to get that look without buying into the trend.
Hope this little how to helps you add a little interest to your fashion or maybe knot. By the way, case you were wondering, I started out the day with a knot and ended up in Costco with a tuck. There may have been days when I didn’t mind flashing a little belly as I reach for the extra large bag of Tortilla chips. Today is not that day.