Knotted Shirts: The Easiest Styling Trick to Slim Your Silhouette

Smaller waist in an instant! Looking for new ways to wear your shirt and make your waist look slimmer this is for you! This is an impulse post! Sometimes, even when I have a gazillion of pending backlogs for my blog, there’s always this one article that must be shared regardless of what is prioritized or not. Posts like these are raw and I love it. I thought I was the only one who does this trick but apparently, it was already a trend way back 2013. If you’re bored with your oversized shirts, longsleeve poloshirts, and want to have that hourglass figure without showing off your whole belly then this trick is for you! 
A high-fashion take on the trend. Another styling of the classic white button down shirt

Tie not tuck! This is what Vogue writer Liana Sateinstein suggests. This one minute styling trick will make you look slimmer in no time and all you need is an elastic band! Read on for her write-up below!  
All it took was a nub of fabric from my shirt, tightly balled up, and fastened by a—hidden!—elastic band in the front of my shirt to have one of my more elegant colleagues do a double take and say, “Good for you. You took some initiative today.” (My personal style evolution has been something of an office project amongst the fashion department.) The simple summer tweak—a tied top, rather than tucked in—had optical illusion-style results: My waist shrunk at the mere placement of a knot, which created an inverted wide V shape around my stomach, exposing just a sliver of very seasonally appropriate midriff.
Tuck your shirt high or tuck your shirt low
I am no stranger to the tucked-in shirt. Historically, I tucked any shirt I had: from baggy to tight, applying a front tuck, a side tuck, an upside-down tuck (just kidding, that’s not a thing) to a full-swoop, all-around tuck. It’s clean and manicured—and feels professional. But this season the idea of tucking suddenly seems sterile; as oppressive as the idea of sitting in a cubicle during a sunny day. It makes sense that knotting is the carefree summer answer to tucking.
Here’s a formal take on the shirt tucking trend you can wear to work
 And I’m not the only one making the transition: Editors throughout the office arrive on hot days with their loose-fitting tanks knotted in the front and baggy men’s shirt fastened in the back for that extra dose of chic. “It’s low maintenance—once you have your shirt perfectly tied, there it stays, as opposed to the constant adjusting and re-tucking of a shirt throughout the day,” says Market Assistant Olivia Goodman, no stranger to the artful knot.
#OffDuty a comfy and casual take on the tucked shirt trend
 “I’ve been doing this ever since I tied a former boyfriend’s big T-shirt with a rubber band at my belly button with a pair of jeans.” Photo Producer Sophia Li usually knots her oversize shirts with pencil skirts. “I’ve been a ‘knotter’ since high school, when my friends and I knotted our gym tees to combat the hideous mesh shorts and oversize T-shirt combo we were forced to wear,” says Li. “Knotting is more secure than tucking and you have more free range. You can knot as high or as low as you please, while with tucking, you are limited to the waistband of whatever you’re wearing.”
And with that in mind, keep the cut of your lower half high-waisted: It’s the best way to ensure that not too much skin is showing, and it flatters the waistline by cinching and gathering fabric above the hips, bringing the eye to the midsection, and lengthening the lower body. And all it takes is one knot—Scout’s honor.

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