September 28th, 2012

Untuck your shirt

Jennifer’s post yesterday made me realize that I am a tad over a styling trick I call “the tuck”.  A better name would be “the Emmanuelle” as it was popularized by the uber chic Paris Vogue editor. My eye is starting to prefer the oversized sweater/top completely untucked over a trim pant. Worn this way, the generously sized sweater looks comfy and a bit like a tunic.


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  • THANK YOU. I am so over this front tuck, everywhere else untucked look. hard for curvy women like me to pull off. : )

    LoriSeptember 28th, 2012  4:20 PM

  • Actually, I’ve never liked the half tuck. I think it looks messy and contrived. A loose full tuck is cleaner for the silhouette, in my opinion especially with a skinny bottom.

    JaySeptember 28th, 2012  4:25 PM

  • The half-tuck is only trick to balance out a silhouette. The reason Emanuelle looks effortless in it and most people who pursue the “trend” look contrived, is because she understands it and the others don’t.

    JenSeptember 30th, 2012  6:46 PM

  • Jen, just curious. What’s there to understand? Is this some great intellectual thing that most regular people don’t understand?

    HelenOctober 1st, 2012  10:04 AM

  • Given the amount of resources dedicated to unearthing the Alt-style algorithm, it very well might be.

    JenOctober 1st, 2012  10:45 AM

  • Love the untucked-tuck look. But ya gotta do it like you live that way!

    CarrieOctober 3rd, 2012  7:48 PM

  • i love the half tucked shirt…it looks casual and effortless (and comfortable! which is the key to chic!). If the shirt in the above picture were untucked, the whole look changes to sloppy.

    KariOctober 4th, 2012  1:48 PM

  • I always wear the half tuck. The reason for it is that it keeps my big belt buckle from trashing little holes in my shirt when I rub up against desks and countertops at my job. Its not contrived, its practical.

    noreenOctober 5th, 2012  6:49 PM

  • I’ve worn my all my tops like that for years. I am happy to know I’ve been myself yet still on trend. Yay me. 🙂

    LauraOctober 5th, 2012  10:22 PM


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