The fashion team at Glamour has become fairly obsessed with the simplest of styling techniques: the shirt tuck. Whether a blouse is tucked in the front and popped out at the back or has a slight asymmetrical tuck at the waist, the right tuck can make a dressy outfit look less stuffy and your overall look a whole lot cooler. And no one tucks it better than J.Crew’s Jenna Lyons. Here are five shirt-tucked looks that feel so right now and are inspiring us to look at our shirts in a whole new way.
The Classic Tuck: Unbuttoned at the collar, pushed-up sleeves, and a boxy tuck make this simple shirt and palazzo pants look a lot more interesting.
The Clean-Cut Tuck:Even tucking all around with some extra puff at the sides give this pencil skirt and long-sleeve T-shirt some dimension.
The T-Shirt Tuck: The slight tuck on Jenna’s white-on-white outfit makes the look less pristine and a bit edgy.
The Tuck and Tie:Tuck your blouse in as smoothly as you can, then tie a sweater around your waist for an hourglass silhouette.
The Dressy Tuck:This is most challenging of all the tucks—making a top-and-pants ensemble feel black-tie-appropriate. Lyons, of course, does it with aplomb: a slight tuck at the side waist looks edgy yet put-together.