How To Master The “Half-Tuck”

May 2, 2014 | By | Comments (4)

If you’ve seen a J. Crew ad lately, you’ve seen the “half-tuck”—it’s that just-this-side-of-undone-but-obviously-deliberate way of tucking in a shirt or blouse that gives off effortless style vibes. Here’s how to achieve it without looking like you just rolled out of bed:

• If you’re wearing a buttoned shirt, just tuck in one flap. Tucking in the side with the holes (as opposed to the buttons), will give you a smoother look. Adding a belt will make this tuck look more intentional.

• For non-button blouses, asymmetry is the goal. Pinch the top in a spot between your navel and hip bone and tuck in only that area. Let the sides hang over your waistband. This helps define your waist even beneath a voluminous top.

• With either method, keeping the rest of your outfit polished is key to making this type of tuck look deliberate. A slim, well-fitted pant and heels will go a long way.

A must-have accessory when pulling off this look? Good posture—and here’s how to achieve it.


  1. Katia

    That looks so sloppy

    May 2, 2014 at 7:56 pm
  2. Susan

    Looks good in catalogs but I would not dare try it in public. I’m also short and not stick thin so…. yeah, I think I would just look sloppy.

    May 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm
  3. nothing nu underthesun

    glad to see this style back from the 80s! we started it first!
    –GenX :-D

    May 5, 2014 at 12:18 pm
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