Proper dressing is not only about appropriate combinations and perfect styling but also about minimizing the tiny imperfections that look bad. Nobody looks good with a bunch of fabric piling up together around the waist, just above the belt. It not only looks terrible but ruins the overall look that you have achieved after so much effort. It is both frustrating and annoying if you don't like it. How to keep a shirt tucked in, what steps you have to take, and how to make sure that you look perfect in a thoroughly tucked-in dress shirt are all the questions that I am going to answer here today. The guide explains the art of how to keep your dress shirt neatly and adequately tucked in throughout the day.
How To Keep A Dress Shirt Tucked In All Day?The guide explains three methods to keep your dress shirt tucked in all day long without it bunching up together around your waist. Make sure to focus on the details mentioned below so you can keep your dress shirt adequately organized and maintain your neat look. Well, there are three ways that you can opt for to keep your dress shirt tucked in. I am going to discuss each one of them in detail here so you can opt for the one according to your ease. This method includes,
- The Military Tuck
- Using Different Gadgets
- Shirt-tail Garters
1. The Military TuckThe military tuck is one of the simplest, quickest, and most straightforward methods that you can use to keep your shirt tucked in and avoid the muffin top around your waist. In order to tuck in your shirt with the use of this military tuck style, what you have to do is:
- Make sure that your pants are unbuttoned from the waistband area.
- Now, pinch out excess fabric from every side of the seam. Make sure that you are pinching out an equal amount of material.
- Now, flatten down the excess fabric that you have just pinched out into a pleat.
- Tuck it back into your pants.
- Now, button up the waistband of your pants and secure it in its place.
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2. Using Different Gadgets
There are different types of gadgets that are available that you can use to keep your dress shirt tucked in throughout the day. We'll discuss two of the most reliable and popular ones here.
One of the most reliable gadgets that is often used and popular worldwide is rubberized tape. It is basically a tailor strip that creates friction at your waistline. Moreover, there are some trousers and pants that already come with these rubberized strips inside their waistband. If you have those pants, it would be easier for you to keep your shirt tucked in throughout the day. Otherwise, you can also purchase those rubberized strips separately and ask your tailor to stitch them across the waistband.
Shirt keeper is the second most popular gadget that you can use to hold your shirt from the inside. Shirt keepers have elastic straps that are there to pull your dress shirt so they can be in their place. You have to put them around your waist, which will act as a belt. This also keeps your shirt tucked in throughout the day.
3. Shirt-tail Garters
Shirt-tail garters were invented in the 1800s. These were the methods that were used by our grandfathers and great-grandfathers. These are among the simplest tricks that you can do to keep your shirts tucked in all day. Using shirttail garters is one of the most reliable methods that you can use to keep your shirt tucked in for a longer time. They can hold your shirt in place up to the extent that you can bend, stretch, and even exercise without worrying about your shirt billowing out. Basically, these are like suspenders. What you have to do is attach one end of the shirt garter to the bottom edge of your shirt. You can attach it, either from the back of the shirt or from the front. It depends on you! You can also attach it to the sides of the shirt. Then you have to attach the other end. You will use the loop that is created at the other end to tie around your foot. You can either tie it around your foot or attach it to the socks you are wearing. Although this is one of the oldest and most classical methods, it is one of the most reliable methods that is used in the police and military and was part of their dress uniform.
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What Are Some Of The Basics Of Keeping Your Shirt Tucked In?
One of the first and foremost important things that you have to keep in mind is to purchase a fitted dress shirt. Undoubtedly, because a fitted dress stays close to your body, it doesn't billow out. When your outfit is appropriately of your size and is of the right size according to your body, it helps keep your shirt tucked in for longer. Moreover, keep in mind to wear your undergarments first and tuck in your undershirt inside your underpants. Now wear a dress shirt and keep it straight against your body. Now wear your pants and fasten the belt over your dress shirt.
Why do my shirts not stay tucked?
If your shirt is too small or if the bottom hem of your dress shirt does not reach your butt, there are high chances that your shirt will not stay in. Moreover, if the last two buttons of your dress shirt are tightly pulled together, there is a high chance that your shirt will not tuck in throughout the day.
How do I keep my dress shirt from billowing?
There are different methods that you can use to keep your dress shirt tucked in. One of the most reliable methods is military tuck. Then you have the option of using gadgets or have the option of using one of the oldest and classical methods in which you can use shirt-tail garters.
Do shirts look better when tucked in?
It depends on your choice and the event you are wearing a dress shirt in. If you are casually wearing your dress shirt, you can leave it untucked. On the other hand, if you are wearing a dress shirt with a coat and a jacket and are going to attend some of the semi-casual functions, you can go with what you want, either by keeping your shirt tucked in or leaving it untucked.