My granddaughter comes to visit a lot on the weekends, and she loves to ask “Alexa” to play certain songs. One of her favorites is, “should I stay or should I go.” That song became a favorite because when it comes time to go to bed, this is what she is constantly saying. She wants to spend the night but doesn’t want to go to bed. Then she starts the drama and tears since she can’t make up her mind. That is how I sometimes feel about deciding whether to tuck my shirt in or leave it out.
I remember the first time that I saw someone wearing their shirt untucked, and I was shocked. It looked sloppy and unkempt, especially since the style had always been to tuck in your shirt. Now, an untucked shirt is a norm, but the “tucked” look is trying to make a comeback.
How do you know when to tuck?
There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to fashion. It is pretty much an anything goes arena now unless you work in a corporate setting with its own rules. Many corporate workplaces might require you to look polished and professional, and a tucked shirt is usually the better option. However, that is not always the case, so you should check to make sure first.
Types of tucks:
There are three basic types of tucks. The full tuck, as I mentioned earlier, looks more polished and professional. But, for ladies like me who have a flabby tummy, it is not my friend. You want to make sure that the shirt’s material isn’t too bulky; we don’t need any more bulk in that area.
This is also known as a front tuck, and it is exactly like it sounds. You only tuck the front half of your shirt into your jeans/pants, and the back half of your shirt remains out. This is my favorite way to tuck since it can elongate the look of your legs, but it still can let my flabby belly show. So, you have to decide which you want the most; long legs or no belly showing.
You hardly ever see me wear a side tuck. It always looks to me like half of your shirt has come untucked or that you missed part of it when you were tucking it in your pants. Lol!
Which tuck with which jeans
The style of your jeans/pants can also play a role in deciding whether you should tuck your shirt. It also depends on the length of the shirt when it comes to making the decision. For the most part, skinny jeans look great with a tucked-in shirt. The tucked shirt helps to balance the skinnier bottom, but I still like an untucked option too. I say, wear the one that makes you feel the most comfortable.
Most people will tell you to tuck in your shirt with girlfriend or boyfriend jeans. I understand the concept that tucking your shirt in with the fuller bottom helps to create balance. However, with girlfriend and boyfriend jeans, I have extra “bunching” in the belly area because of the looser material, and I am not sure that is a flattering look. (You’ll see what I mean later in this post)
The flared jeans and bootcut jeans look great either way. The more flare to the jeans, the more you might want to consider a front or full tuck. It is all about balance, but if it makes you uncomfortable, go with what you like.
Like any new style or fashion that we try, it might take some getting used to before you feel comfortable. So, try tucking a couple of times before you make your decision. That is how I am feeling about boyfriend jeans…all of the extra material makes me feel sloppy and that my pants look baggy. I bet it won’t be long before wearing something tight will make me feel confined and constricted. Lol! Basically, do what makes YOU happy and feel good.
This floral cotton pullover blouse has the prettiest color combination. It reminds me of cotton candy, and who doesn’t like cotton candy? I swear that florals aren’t something that I normally gravitate toward, but I love them this year for some reason. Maybe I want it to be spring so badly, and flowers remind me that it is coming.
I like the different floral pattern where the buttons are and around the neckline. I kind of like the length of this blouse, and I think it looks fine untucked. I am wearing a size large in the top, and I think that it fits me great.
I bet that you didn’t see this coming. The jacket sure does add a HUGE pop of color to this outfit.
Okay, I tucked the shirt in since I wanted to show you this orchid classic jean jacket. Because the jacket is slightly shorter than the blouse, I didn’t think it looked good left untucked. This color is one that I’ve been buying a lot this year. I’ve always loved this color, and I seem to be finding it at several different stores.
I am wearing a medium in this jacket, and it fits me fine. I was afraid that it would be too tight, but it actually fits me really well. This is a lighter weight than the classic denim jacket, and it is great for spring. The jacket also comes in white, and a pretty yellow, and both of those would look equally as cute this spring.
Dark rinse jeans look so nice and polished. They are more dressy than medium or light wash jeans, and a dark rinse is what you should choose if you are wearing jeans for a dressy/casual occasion. I love the skinny flare cut of these jeans, and they fit nicely. They have a sewn-in panel in the tummy region to smooth the midsection, which is a bonus.
I am wearing my usual size 10 in these jeans, so I would say they run true to size. The length is a tad bit long at 33″, so take that into consideration. I prefer my jeans on the longer side to wear heels, and just in case they shrink in the wash.
This is actually one of my favorite jeans. I love the way they feel and the polished look of the jeans. The flare is a perfect size and is flattering to most body types.
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