25 November 2012

Go Tuck Yourself

Something as simple as HOW you tuck your top in your trows can be the difference between looking "cool" or looking like you've rushed out of the loo with a bit of unwanted fabric zipped into your fly. Needless-to-say, the front-tuck look has especially been fluttering around for a season or two and isn't anything new; but oddly enough, perfecting such a basic styling technique does require practice of sorts. Personally, being "vertically challenged" has early on nudged me towards learning how to warp perception and create the illusion of having industry-obsessed lengthy limbs. So the front-tuck option has long been a religious practice of mine, but it also looks like some are gearing towards an all-round tuck these days. After my little research on how the fashion "peeps" do theirs, it seems the most popular (and effective) method is simply to neatly tuck the front part in, then raise your arms around so the excess bits come out and whatever is needed stays intact. So now, we can all go tuck ourselves... with dignity please.
Example below of a shitty front-tuck, possible result of a waistband that's too tight or excess forced down fabric, cringe.
This isn't acceptable either... looks like a grey psychedelic wave moving up from my crotch. Either trim that forest that you call pubes, or keep tucking that top back in.
 Viola, a better front-tuck look, not perfect but at least it looks more effortless...
...and here we've got a clean all-round tuck.

top JUNN.J, trousers HAIDER ACKERMANN, shoes BALENCIAGA 

32 comments:

  1. love ittt!!!



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  2. You're so right Nates, this is a tecnique very hard to master! You seem to be working it though :D

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    1. Thanks Joana, trying my best to werk it..

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  3. Simple but so true - I often see peeps just bunching their shirts to tuck into the trousers and they look awful! I really think it's a simple but often abandoned technique! xxx

    Nora
    NoraFinds

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    1. Yeah, then again, not all bunched tuck shirts are bad, it really depends on how it was done and with what fabric, some stuff just never works.

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  4. Lovin that outfit, especially the top! Great tuck:)
    Great pictures!!!

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  5. Your nails look fab! and so does the whole look

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  6. such great brands .. wear them whatever babe. your personnality shines anyway
    MWAH

    **i am vertically challenged as well and ive been dreaming of that day that i could tuck my top and look non-oldie-femme (get the picture)

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    1. Non-oldie-femme? Hmmm.. that's a thinker, but I get the desire to master the simple top tuck.

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  7. Sweater is great but i think it is not enough touch of extraordinary in it for you ;)
    Love, Melly
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  8. Love your shoes, really love!

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  9. Great outfit, I really really love your shoes

    ;)

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  10. I actually kinda like the 'psychelic wave' version...

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    1. Haha, the photo sort of made it seem okay but trust me, it was minging in real life.

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  11. I'm agree. Simplicity is beautiful and you are awesome. I like your look.

    P & C

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  12. So true hence the reason why I don't attempt the half tuck look lol. Thanks for the tip! BTW, love the top and your nails ;)

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    1. Thanks, but still, you should experiment with it, it might work well for you.

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  13. I am actually the worst at figuring out how to tuck things in. Thank goodness I have long legs.
    Love this look! That top is awesome. You look incredible.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

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    1. Yep, with long legs, you don't need the tuck technique. As awful as it sounds, when you're tall + skinny, clothes just automatically work in your favor, even if they're wrongly worn, wrinkled, or unfitted, it just sort of works. Lucky you!

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  14. Wow this pair of shoes is amazing!

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  15. Great tucking! Love the tips and also you're humour about what we all know is a completely ridiculous thing which we all spend too much time on - I know I do! Great shirt too.

    ♥ Thankfifi
    Thanks so much for your wonderful comment today - I am so happy to have you as a new follower.x

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    1. Haha, omg yes you get it! That is part of the humor!

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  16. Love this! So simple but yet fashionable. The shoes are great they totally rock the outfit ;)

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  17. the outfit is just so warm and cheeky, loving the tucking in implementation on "GO Tuck Yourself". The grey and the black just goes with each other perfectly, a perfect outfit to lay back and hibernate the whole winter.<3

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  18. I love your sweater, I'm kinda turtleneck obsessed lately!

    Love,

    Rowan

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  19. Hahaha this is so funny!
    Love your shoes btw!
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  20. you went simple? I would never imagine you but it suits you as well as your normal crazy outfits I love! xx
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