Tuesday 26 May 2015

Wardrobe Wednesday- 27.05.15

I decided to do a quick tutorial on the partial/half tuck of blouses.  One of my readers asked how to do the partial tuck.  It is a great thing to do!  I love to use this trick.  I find that it defines a waist and makes one look longer and leaner.  I love anything that makes me look taller!

Here is an outfit with the shirt loose.  Not terrible, but not great either!

And with a quick tuck into the front of the pants...  Better!  I can see a waist! The legs look way longer. Woot!  Woot!

Blousing the tuck out a bit.

This is the result.  It looks a little less deliberate.  

Here is the another tuck before.  Again, not terrible, but the top is making me look larger than I am and my legs are looking short again.

And tucked!  I look longer and leaner.  

So basically the rules are:
-Do a partial tuck with long, loose blouses.
-Tuck in the front, where the fly of the pant (or skirt) would be.
-Tug on shirt until you are happy with the result.  This is less a rule and more of a "trial and error" sort of thing.  My Type A personality hates this.  It does work, though.  You can tell when the tuck is "right".
-Blouse the top out a bit if you are going for a more effortless look.

Good luck!  


  1. Thanks so much for this tutorial! It really helped! Now I can't wait to try half-tucking a shirt. :)


    1. Thanks for the idea! Good luck with your half-tuck! ;)

    2. You're welcome, and thank you!