WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH THIS?
Quite simply, it is a 2 second Style Tip that allows you to show off that you have a waistline under that top. Why is that important? Because a flattering feminine shape is the hourglass! When you create a horizontal line near your narrowest part of the body, it flatters. Not only that, it allows the material of top to drape, or add volume and texture if it’s more structured. Go back in almost every single style post I’ve published….the Front Tuck is there!
BEFORE AND AFTER
Check out these two pictures. This is a plain top, with a straight hem on the bottom. What difference do you see in these photos? The key is to only tuck a small portion of the front, so it still gives the casual look; but with a tiny bit of extra effort.
See how the hem, when untucked, creates a horizontal line at a wider part of my body? Down almost across my hips? Almost looks like I’m not quite done getting ready. Tucking it in just slightly brings that line up to a more narrow place and offers a feminine, flattering look!
Leaving the back out also allows you to not have to constantly fix a fully tucked in look. I don’t know about you; but anytime I get out of my car, a chair at lunch, bend down to see the shoes on that bottom shelf at Nordstrom Rack, or lift my arms up to grab the Clorox wipes on the top shelf at the store, the full tuck is ruined. This way, if you DO have your front tuck come out, it’s LITERALLY a 2 second fix. Easy peasy, and your style game is on point!
If you happen to feel a little bloated, or ate your weight in pizza at lunch, this is a great way to camouflage that little extra you may be carrying around. When you front tuck, it isn’t meant to be tight. It’s a small tuck, while still loose and comfortable. Great for hiding problem areas!