1. Classic white shirt
2. Flirty print & skirt
3. With a pencil skirt
4. Grunge & checks
|This one isnt for petites.|
5. Leather jacket with a tee
6. Dress down a classic blazer
7. With a vest
8. Chambray loves the half tuck
|Love the belt twist here.|
8. Silky shirt/blouse
9. A gentle half tuck
|Best with a fitted tee|
10. Loose & free
|Dries Van Noten, Paris, SS 2011|
For most real life (non model) bodies, the half tuck is best done as a quarter tuck that starts just past your centre-front and ends just past your side-back.
Why? Because most bodies are not symmetrical & if you place the half tuck symmetrically over your front, it will emphasise your imperfectness.
Its a terrific way to hide excess tummy because the folds take the eye's attention so the tummy doesnt get noticed.
Leaving the back out is a great way to hide a big bum too.
Trim tummies can get away with a full front tuck.
Even though, the half tuck is a very casual look, its not deliberately sloppy. The best way to do the half tuck is to firstly fully tuck in the top & secondly, pull out the bits you want to leave out.
If you are wearing a belt, bring the excess belt end downwards and let it show by half tucking the same side of your body (see photo #8).