Tuck it!

If you thought that the tucked-in shirt trend was only for the cast members of Beverley Hills 90210, think again!

Cast of Beverly Hills 90210 via Germ Magazine

 

The profound effect of a tucked-in shirt is both flattering and totally fashion forward. And need we say a simple and effective quick-fix?

Elongate your legs and show off your waistline with these various styles of tucks:

1. The Full Tuck

The full tuck will ensure for a preppy and polished look. It is ideal for accentuating your waistline when you are wearing a voluminous skirt or flared trousers. It will also create the perfect balance between a narrow and wide silhouette and keep your outfit from looking sloppy. To achieve this look, tuck your shirt in all the way around your waistband, smooth out the fabric with your hand for a neat flat finish and lift your arms to pull out the excess fabric for comfort.

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Victoria Beckham wearing a full tuck via Celebmafia

 

2. The Front Tuck

Business in the front, party at the back.  This front tucked style is perfect for a casual, yet refined look. The front-tuck will define your waistline without making it a focal point. Achieve this look with your favourite oversized chunky knit and girlfriend jeans. Flat tuck only a small part of your knit at the centre front of your waistband and blouse the sides for effortless sophistication. You will look polished without letting those oversized winter knits overwhelm your figure.

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Front tuck via Brooklyn Blonde

 

3. The Half Tuck

To nail the smart-casual street style half-tuck, unbutton the bottom part of your shirt and tuck in only the one side. Besides creating an interesting look, you will also achieve the benefit of a slimming appearance by breaking the horizontal hemline of your shirt with a tuck. This subtle tweak will turn any basic outfit into a winner.

Half Tuck via Sydne Style