Yes but how do you WEAR the clothing?
February 25, 2013 9:24 AM Subscribe
Help me to wear the things I own without looking like a Wilson Phillips video!
posted by like_a_friend to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I have finally begun restocking my wardrobe after a fairly substantial weight loss (~25lbs off a small, 5'2" frame), and I've noticed on the websites for many stores that the models are shown with shirts --both button-down and t-shirts-- tucked in. I have not tucked a shirt into anything since a job interview in 2004.
At first I assumed this was for the sake of showing the customer what the pants look like at the waist, and possibly to sell cute belts. But having seen it so often, I'm wondering if things actually are supposed to be worn that way these days!
Are my untucked ways dating me in the style world? Most of my friends are full-on LOVING their inner 90s children these days, so they're not accurate gauges. If I am supposed to tuck things in, how do I keep them from looking lumpy or too blousy (especially t-shirts)?
So, to tuck or not to tuck? Relevant details:
--Lady-person, early 30s.
--I'm mostly pairing plain vintage t-shirts or tailored button-downs with a series of skinny jeans/corduroys.
--I don't work in a professional environment, so this is about casual wear norms.
--I don't know what my torso "type" is, but I do have quite a bit of boobage going on, which I prefer to disguise rather than accentuate.
--My aesthetic tends toward something I think of as Elder Hipster (e.g., I own many Converse sneakers but zero ear gauges, and my glasses are non-ironic. For Parks and Rec fans: somewhere in between April Ludgate and Ann Perkins.)