tucking in your shirt?

Started 8 years ago. There are 7 replies by 7 different members. The latest reply was from wonderer.
  1. To tuck or not to tuck that is the question? I notice that MSP is recommending tucking in shirts and wearing a slim belt for my B body. I use to be a loyal tucker but after kids and maternity clothes I discovered how comfy untucked was so for the last 20 years I have been untucked most of the time! In the pictures there is lot of tucked in the front and untucked on the sides and back. I tried out the look and thought it made me look like I was trying too hard to be younger than I am. Are you tucking? If so how do you do it, all or partial.

  1. Catherine, I haven't tucked in in years. Too much weight in front and I don't look good with something tucked in. Plus, I would have to buy pants a size larger just to have room to tuck anything in. I prefer to be comfortable and my tops look nice. Renee

  2. I'm a C and that means a slim belt always rises up to a weird spot with me. I've tried the front tucking thing too and it doesn't look cute on me like the models. :-) I'm trying to take MSPs advice and just get shirts that stop at the top of my hip so I don't have to figure out the whole belt thing! :-) But it would be different for a B I think, as far as shirt length.

  3. I agree with TCallow that if wearing an untucked shirt, best not to have it long and baggy. I'm a B or C - and a high hip length shirt seems the best proportion - plus sometimes a smart belt over the shirt.

  4. I always tuck in my shirts. I can't stand the feel of my jeans and work pants next to my skin. I also always wear a belt. Not it doesn't look that great, my belt is a thick sturdy one suitable for carrying tools and I really do look better in untucked and unbelted shirts. I also nearly always wear an oversize jacket or shirt over the top. I am looking at doing some limited tailoring of those to make them a bit more fashionable.

  5. I've just started tucking in my shirts. Don't even own a belt. Well, I have one....it's made of links of chain so it's not your typical belt. I've tried the front tuck, too, and I'm not thrilled with it. On me, it just looks unfinished. LOL! Like I was in a hurry to get out of the bathroom and didn't have time to finish tucking....which is definitely true 10 months out of the year.

  6. Thanks for your feedback. It is always nice to know you are not alone in your dressing issues!

  7. I have done the partial tucking thing, but it also makes me feel like I'm trying too hard. ;-) I'm a C with a bit of a tummy, so most of my pants hit low in the front, and tucking in just accentuates the tummy in a bad way. I much prefer going untucked and just choosing shirts that are shorter and more fitted. The exception is with skirts, which hit higher and thus accentuate my waist if the top is tucked in. I do belt the untucked tops sometimes, but as a C sometimes that makes my hips look too wide -- depends on the length and the fabric. YMMV (your mileage may vary), as they say!

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