4 genius ways to tuck in a shirt

How to Tuck in Your Shirt

A step-by-step guide to a life-changing style tip.

At the risk of sounding too dramatic, mastering these four genius ways to tuck your shirt will change your life. Here’s how… shirts that were once too long or too boxy that hung unworn in your closet will suddenly fit just right. The outfit that was once ho-hum will be transformed to stylish in a snap. And you will become the “stylish one” that can make a simple t-shirt and jeans look elevated and chic. Pro Stylist Kate shows us step-by-step how to master these four tucks. Are you ready?

1. The Front Tuck

Works to define your waist, show off a hint of a belt, and gives shape to boxy and bulky tops.

STEP 1: Grab the front edge of the top leaving about four inches between your hands.front tuck step 1

STEP 2: Next, tuck about 1.5 to 2 inches into the front, aiming for the center section of your pants. Using your belt loops as a guide work as a great. front tuck step 2

2. The Side Tuck

Accomplishes everything that the front tuck does, just with a bit more flare.

styled outfit with side tuck

STEP 1: Grab the bottom edge of your top directly over the pocket, or where the pocket should be.side tuck step 1

STEP 2: Tuck in the shirt about 1.5 to 3 inches in just behind the pocket, between your belly button and hip.side tuck step 2

3. The Full Tuck

Adds polish and sophistication to create a more classic look.

outfit styled with full tuck

STEP 1: Begin with tucking your shirt in completely, start with tucking the back first and working your way around to the front.full tuck step 1

STEP 2: Once the shirt is fully tucked, raise up your arms and shoulders to pull out just enough slack. full tuck step 2

4. The Half Tuck

Alleviates weight from a button-up and adds a fashion-forward twist to a more classic look.

outfit styled with half tuck

STEP 1: Leave the top unbuttoned down from the waist of your pants.half tuck step 1

STEP 2: Tuck in one side of the shirt leaving everything else untucked.half tuck step 2

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