Mastering the Front Tuck

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Whether I’m wearing a button-up, t-shirt, chunky sweater, there’s a 98% chance I have it tucked in in one way or another. It’s safe to say, tucking is my jam. When tucking, there are three ways I typically tuck in order to elevate any outfit – front tuck, twist tuck, and French tuck.

1. The Twist Tuck

The twist tuck is the best front tuck hack I’ve ever seen and produces a perfect tuck, every time. Ideal for essentially any style top, the twist tuck also helps make tucking in tops that have more fabric easier than ever. (Shout out to Jess Keys for sharing this genius tucking hack!)

Getting The Look: Whether you’re styling a tunic, button-up, or sweater, you’ll want to gather all of the fabric in front of you and twist it like you would a ponytail before doing a ballerina bun. Once twisted, tuck the “tail” into your bottoms!

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2. The Classic Front Tuck

The OG of front tuck’s, the classic front tuck is easy, looks great, and is the tuck I turn to most often. Sometimes I even get a little wild and do the tuck off-center for a more casual look.

Get The Look: Regardless of the fabric you’re wearing, nicely pull it all down so it is covering your pant waist. Grab the section that you will be tucking and gently pull it up and tuck it into your pants. Easy as that! Once you tuck, pull the section up a bit and adjust the sides so it has that easy, effortless look.

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3. The French Tuck

The French tuck is a great way to elevate any look, especially when you’re wearing a button-up! Think of this one as a seam-to-seam tuck that channels your inner french girl!

Get The Look: Simply pull your top down over the waist of your pant and start tucking the front of your top into your pants, seam to seam, leaving the “tail” of your shirt sticking out!

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Are you a fan of the front tuck?

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  1. 11.25.19
    Hillary said:

    I definitely needed this blog post!! I always wonder how everyone does this so perfectly! Can’t wait to try!

    • 12.2.19
      Rachel said:

      I’ve also seen some other great ways to tuck chunky sweaters into skirts! Brighton Keller ( shares a bra tuck which is AWESOME!

  2. 11.25.19
    Rach said:

    I always love doing the front tuck! I never thought to do the twist tuck and now I am going to!

    • 12.2.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s such a fun way to elevate an outfit!

  3. 11.25.19

    So cute girl and a great tip! I have never thought to twist it before I do my front tuck, so I’m definitely going to give this a try! Xx.

    • 12.2.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Carrington! Let me know how the twist tuck goes – It’s so easy and looks GREAT!

  4. 11.25.19

    So simple but so chic! xoxo sarah

    • 12.2.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Sarah!

  5. 11.25.19
    Mariah said:

    I basically front tuck everything! Also a fan of the french tuck when I’m feeling a bit extra.

    • 12.2.19
      Rachel said:

      I’m such a sucker for a front tuck!

  6. 11.25.19
    Mollie said:

    Ohhh I love a good French tuck, I’ll have to try the twist method! Thank you for sharing!!

    xx Mollie

    • 12.2.19
      Rachel said:

      The French tuck is so cute with skirts, too!

  7. 11.25.19
    Lydia said:

    I like the twist tuck because then there isn’t a ton of fabric hanging out in back – especially with skirts!
    Chic on the Cheap

    • 12.2.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s such an easy trick for when you’re tucking a top into bottoms with less fabric!

  8. 11.25.19
    Mai said:

    I definitely struggle with the front tuck. Thanks for the tips!


    • 12.2.19
      Rachel said:

      Welcome, Mai! Let me know how it goes!

  9. 11.26.19

    Thanks for the tip, will try it soon!

    • 12.2.19
      Rachel said:

      You’re welcome!

  10. 11.27.19

    Wow! Great tip! I think the front tuck is so cute and can defiantly pull an outfit together!

    • 12.2.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Torey! I’m such a sucker for the front tuck.

  11. 12.1.19
    Anna English said:

    I love how effortless and stylish a front tuck is! Great tips girl.

    • 12.2.19
      Rachel said:

      Me too, it’s so easy!

  12. 12.2.19
    Megan said:

    Loving the front tuck look! What a great post. It’s very helpful!

    • 12.2.19
      Rachel said:

      It’s such an easy way to elevate an outfit!

    • 12.2.19
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Megan!

  13. 12.2.19
    Caitlin said:

    I’ve always loved a good front tuck with my shirts!

    • 1.6.20
      Rachel said:

      It’s such an easy way to look a little bit more put together!