Fashion over 50: Inside or Outside?

Fashion over 50: Inside or Outside?

I have a dilemma when trying to wear shirts tucked in only in the front and letting the rest hangout in the back?

I know it’s trendy, but what do you think looks better? Inside or outside?

I purchased this denim shirt last year from Chico’s and never thought to wear the front tucked in only even though the front is shorter than the back. I bought it because I love all the buttons on the back. Because of the short front, it was an easy decision to do a front tuck.Fashion over 50: Inside or Outside?

Fashion over 50: Inside or Outside?

I know it’s fashionable to front tuck your shirt, but I have never thought it would look good on this 50ish body. I am still struggling with my 50ish belly not being flat and wearing a shirt tucked in shows my poochy tummy.

Trust me, I know I’m being petty about my figure, but it still shocks me that it morphed into my mother’s body when I hit menopause. (Her body still shocks her as an 82 year old woman.)

Fashion over 50: Inside or Outside?

I think you need to have a soft draping fabric to make it work for the front tuck. I have tried my starchy shirts and they don’t work in a front tuck, but would if tucked in all the way.

This shirt is extremely soft and it looks good in or out.

Fashion over 50: Inside or Outside?

Aren’t these multi colored sandals from Nordstrom fabulous?

Fashion over 50: Inside or Outside?

 

Fashion over 50: Inside or Outside?

I would love to know if you have embraced the front tuck fashion trend or still wearing your shirts out.

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24 Comments

  1. robjodiefilogomo
    May 1, 2017 / 1:58 pm

    I struggle with this at times too, Robin!!
    But I do like some tucking only because it adds a little interest!! Have you tried tucking into your front pockets of your jeans? I just found this method and think it’s almost perfect!!
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • May 1, 2017 / 2:52 pm

      Jodie,

      No I haven’t tried tucking in a front pocket.
      Thanks! I’ll try that next!

      Hugs,
      Robin

  2. May 1, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    I have found if I do more of a side tuck, I like it ok. I think it gives more of an asymmetrical look, for me any way. I haven’t tried it with a buttoned shirt though.

    • May 1, 2017 / 2:54 pm

      Janet,

      My stiff button downs don’t work in a front tuck, but this shirt is so soft and drapes really well.

      Hugs,
      Robin

  3. May 1, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Hi Robin, I’ve had this dilemma all my life since I’m short waisted. It can be pulled off if you keep it slim on the bottom, such as tapered pants and a low waist line, which creates a leaner look. I think the “V” neckline is perfect and your smile definitely perfects the look 🙂

    • May 2, 2017 / 10:29 am

      Sandra,

      Yes, I like low waistline pant too.
      I have to watch my V necks, so that I don’t have too much cleavage showing!
      I appreciate you stopping by today!

      hugs,
      Robin

  4. Laurey Gilbert
    May 1, 2017 / 4:11 pm

    The half tuck looks modern, and i think is more flattering on you.

    • May 2, 2017 / 10:27 am

      Laurey,

      Thank you for your comments.
      I appreciate you stopping by today!

      Hugs,
      Robin

  5. May 1, 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Robin,
    I too, have the same problem…tummy is the largest part of my body. I have found that the side pocket tuck, works the best for me. It brings the eye down a little farther on my tummy and smooths things out in that area. I am much more comfortable when tucking in tee shirts. Making the tees more form fitting without being too tight.

    • May 2, 2017 / 10:26 am

      Rosemary,
      You are the second person to recommend a side pocket tuck!
      I think I will try it next time.

      Hugs,
      Robin

  6. May 1, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    I do the partial tuck a lot. I find that it works best with draping material and I always wear a belt that peaks out at the top.

    Shellie

    • May 2, 2017 / 10:24 am

      I agree Shellie.
      Now I need to buy skinny belts!

      hugs,
      Robin

  7. May 1, 2017 / 11:47 pm

    Let’s do tuck! Tuck tuck bo buck bo nana fana fo……I think that the front tuck with the white pants looks fantastic. Listen. My stomach looks like a blowfish ballooned out to capicity and I have been known to THINK I was rocking the front tuck until my daughter showed me that I had to pouf out the fabric a bit and then make sure the untuck was a bit to the side…
    It’s a lot of work to be trendy. But seriously. I LOVE that Chicos top and the buttons in the back!! I actually like the front tuck better than no tuck at all. Good tuck to you Robin!!! XOXOXOXOXO

    • May 2, 2017 / 10:23 am

      As always Catherine,I love it when you stop by my blog!

      I appreciate your comments!

      Hugs,
      Robin

  8. May 2, 2017 / 12:50 am

    I’m a non-tucker, but I love a high-low top, and your front tuck reminds me of that. I like this top on you either way (I know that’s no help to you, sorry!)

    • May 2, 2017 / 10:16 am

      Maggie,

      Yes this fashion trend is still the rage but I have a lot of high low tops that I might front tuck.

      Hugs,
      Robin

  9. May 2, 2017 / 10:04 am

    I like leaving it tucked better. I would try it both ways and see what you like .

    • May 2, 2017 / 10:15 am

      Thanks Debra!
      I still leave my shirts out but a front tuck isn’t so bad.

      Hugs,
      Robin

  10. May 2, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    Hi Robin, so glad I discovered your blog dear. I love a good chambray top and yours is fabulous! Such cute floral shorts, too.

    Welcome by my blog too and linkup with me tomorrow. A new linkup is live on Thursdays but I am doing it a day early this week. Thanks, Ada. =)

    • May 3, 2017 / 10:05 am

      Ada,

      Thank you for your lovely comments.

      Hugs,
      Robin

    • May 3, 2017 / 10:04 am

      Nicole,

      Thank you for the opportunity.
      I’ve never done a link up before!

      Hugs,
      Robin

  11. May 3, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    I struggle with the same issue, and I find my shirts look best untucked. I love your comment about your body morphed into your mother’s body when you hit menopause. I can totally relate. I saw some photos of myself and I was shocked and horrified at how much I looked like my mom. I think you look fabulous both tucked in and tucked out. I think we are our own worst critics. That top is fabulous, I love the soft draping and the back. Both ways you styled it are lovely.

    • May 3, 2017 / 5:12 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments.
      Yes, we are our worst critics but it was such a shocker when I hit menopause!
      So I’m exercising and trying to watch my portions ( I refuse to diet because I love food!) and embracing my new body by wearing clothes that look great while still hiding my flaws!

      HUgs,
      Robin

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