Ah yes, the out debate. Women seem divided on the tuck in issue. Not only if to tuck in, but which bottoms are appropriate for tucking. Recently to tuck or not with leggings spurred a lively office debate! So which team are you on? Team Tuck, or Team Not to Tuck? If you are in the middle, you’re not alone. The half tuck or “French Tuck,” has recently skyrocketed among Google searches since Queer Eye stylist, Tan France, use of the technique on the cult favorite Netflix show.
The French tuck is simply the art of tucking in a shirt at the very front while leaving the back loose and untucked at the sides. It's all about the drape here! According to France this simple tucking technique instantly adds polish to any look and helps add balance to a silhouette.
French tucking your shirt can add another dimension to your style. Such a simple, quick-fix, can make a polished difference. At See Rose Go we are drawn to this style trick for its ability to create a balanced silhouette AND comfort. Tucking in the entire waist can chop the body in half, but leaving it all untucked looks too casual. Half tucking is a middle ground. There is the sophistication of a tucked-in shirt, but with none of the uptightness or discomfort of tucking in all the way.
You can French tuck with any top, but best used with T-shirts, blouses, button down shirts, and sweaters. This works with different thickness of tops too. You’ll find you can half tuck a sweater as easily as a blouse with your denim, skirt, pants, shorts and leggings!
If you’re new to the half tuck or French Tuck, here is a simple step by step.
How to French Tuck
Step 1. Pull your top tight and flat at the hem with your hands.
Step 2. Tuck your shirt hem about one or two inches into your waistband, making sure the fabric is completely flat.
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