[For plus size in 2022!]How to tuck in a shirt & look flattering? 7 REAL TIPS

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To tuck or not to tuck.

If you are a curvy girl like me, you will know the struggle is real!

We all know with our shirt tucked in, it can make our leg taller and looks more put together.

However, sometimes we have to be real that sometimes tucking our shirt is not that flattering, it shows all the unwanted details of our belly and muffin top, which doesn’t do me any favor.

So ladies, to tuck or not to tuck? Well, my answer is a BIG FAT YES!

We should for sure tuck our shirt in some situations but all we need to do is incorporate some little tips and tricks!

So ladies, here are 7 ways on how to tuck in a shirt for plus-size females, enjoy!

1. Always opt for a thin shirt to tuck to minimize the bulk

How to tuck in a shirt plus size female
Source: Penningtons

First thing first, always choose a good quality thin shirt (not see-through) to tuck.

Avoid all the bulky or thick fabric tops like corduroy shirts or fisherman sweaters so you can tuck the shirt seamlessly without adding too much bulk.

In the meantime, always remember don’t tuck the shirt that is way too long, it just makes your belly bigger than it is.

For me, I always tuck the clothes that are made from cotton and silk chiffon. My favorite top to tuck is a plain white shirt, it never adds additional bulk!

2. Always tuck your shirt with thick and structured materials

For me, this tip is more important than finding the right thin shirt.

Trust me, there’s a HUGE difference between tucking it in a structured high waist denim jeans and tucking it in jeans jeggings.

With the structured fabric like denim jeans, thick cotton, and tweed, it gives you enough support to hold its shape and smoothen all the bumps and bulk after you tuck your shirt.

That being said, avoid all the thin and stretchy materials like jeggings and stretch cotton pants as they will exaggerate the bulk instead of hiding it.

I know it sounds silly but it takes me a while to realize the importance of the fabric!

Things just get easier when I finally pay attention to the materials!

For me, I usually will tuck in skinny jeans, mom jeans and any sort of high waist structured dresses!

3. Tuck it in high waist pants or dresses

While it sounds obvious, in case you need a reminder, tuck it in high waist pants!

The reason for us to tuck our shirt is to improve our body ratio and thus look taller and more put together.

Tuck it in the high waist can accentuate our waistline and makes our legs appear to be longer!

So ladies, if you want to look more flattering, don’t tuck it in low rise jeans. Never.

4. Your belt is your best friend if you want to tuck in a thick top

How to tuck in a shirt plus size female
Source: Tanesha

If I really have to tuck in a thick top during winter, I will also add a belt to it.

As it’s unavoidably to look a bit baggy with a thick top, a belt can be a helpful tool to accentuate my waist and draw attention away from the bulk.

As a curvy girl, I just don’t think the thin belt is working on me.

Instead, I will choose the extra thick belt to show my silhouette and most importantly, it’s wide enough to hide the bulk!

5. Style your tucked shirt with a corset belt to level up your styling game

Ever since I styled my tucked shirt with a corset belt, it’s a real game changer!

Who said you can only style a corset belt with oversize clothing, it can for sure make your tuck shirt looks more put together and chic.

With the hard and supportive structure of the corset belt, it can perfectly hide any bulk.

There are so many high-quality plus-size corset belts out there so I am sure you girls can find the right one!

I am truly surprised no one talk about tucking the shirt into a corset belt, this is definitely a no-fail and flattering way for the plus-size ladies!

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6. Do the front tuck to hide the muffin top and butt area

Besides the typical full tuck, front tuck is also a causal way to go for!

Somedays when I don’t want to show my butt I will always go for the front tuck.

To do the front tuck, you can tuck the front portion of your shirt under the button of your pants, and let the sides fall over the waistband.

That way, you can still show your waistline without showing your muffin top!

7. Layering your outfits

How to tuck in a shirt plus size female
Source: Forever21

Last but not least, let’s not forget we can always layer our outfits! If you are worrying that tucking your shirt will show the love handle or belly, you always do some easy layering to hide it!

If you want a more casual look, a lightweight Chambray button-down shirt is a perfect choice.

To jazz up the look, adding a blazer is the no-fail way to go.

As a curvy girl, I used to wear baggy tops in the past, and tucking a shirt is not a comfortable thing for me to do.

So add some layering is a perfect way for me to go through this transition.

Plus, with layering, it defines your waistline and makes you look smart and sharp in a causal way!

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Conclusion:

So ladies, here are the 7 tips on how to tuck in a shirt as a plus-size girl! Let’s have a quick checklist first.

  • Always opt for a thin shirt to tuck to minimize the bulk
  • Always tuck your shirt with thick and structured materials
  • Tuck it in high waist pants or dresses
  • Your belt is your best friend if you want to tuck in a thick top
  • Style your tucked shirt with a corset belt to level up your styling game
  • Do the front tuck to hide the muffin top and butt area
  • Layering your outfits

For a long time, I don’t know I have the right to tuck my right. The misconception that fat ladies shouldn’t wear fitted clothes is so instilled in my mind that I don’t think I can look nice with a tucked shirt.

The reason for me to write these tips down is to tell all the curvy ladies out there: YOU CAN ABSOLUTELY LOOK STUNNING WHATEVER YOU WEAR!

It’s time to break all the limiting beliefs and get bold and creative with different styling and outfits!


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