Okay so it took me a good couple of months to FINALLY figure this one out. Every time I would tuck my shirt in it reminded me of one time for school pictures, I was in 4th grade and it was the morning of school pictures and I was at my dads house. (My parents split when I was really young). I had NOTHING to wear…you know one of those days. My dad had knocked on the door and told me we were leaving. Teary eyed, I opened the door and told him I had NOTHING to wear. He barges in and sifts through my drawers to find me a purple shirt (that I hated) and told me to put it on and tuck my shirt in. As I did that he did my hair and five minutes later we were out the door. Today I still remember that day (clearly) and I have the picture to prove it. Since then I had been apprehensive about tucking my shirt in. ↓↓↓↓
Why should you tuck your shirt in??
You want to look taller?
TUCK IT IN.
A lot of shirts these days are made a little bit big so tucking in your shirt also gives you a shape while still being comfortable because nobody wants to wear a tight shirt anymore…I’ll mention here that not every shirt is a good candidate for tucking. Shirts that have embroidery, are tight or short will only cause you frustration. Look for button up shirts, bigger shirts, and make sure they’re long! For this trend I have been sizing up one for more length and room. (If the size bothers you just cut the tag out).
SO! Thanks to Jennifer Reed with The Sister Studio I now have the French Tuck mastered and will show you step by step how to do it!
First, find the center of your shirt, then tuck it so it’s tight (YUCK).
Next you’re going to want to pull it so your shirt is slightly baggy… THIS is where I would stop and it kinda looks weird.
But now you gently fold the edge of your shirt that is hanging out under.
So here is an example of a shirt you WOULD NOT tuck it would just look weird.