Tuck it In: Waistlines Revealed

August 15, 2009 • Magazine

Tuck it In: Waistlines Revealed

Tuck it In: Waistlines Revealed

Sat, 2009-08-15 07:00

Rachel Yeomans

The runways that are the city sidewalks always leave me something to ponder and appreciate until the various fashion events come around the corner. Lately I’ve been noticing the ingenious stylistic creations that the female has materialized from the simple combination of shirt and skirt.

During the working day, the sidewalks are covered with women carrying portfolios, briefcases and coffee mugs, all the while turning heads with perfectly accentuated waistlines achieved by a simple blouse tucked into a pencil skirt. The evenings aren’t much different — just take away the portfolios and briefcases. And instead of the blouse and pencil skirt, you’ll see a fitted ribbed tank tucked into a bubble mini jean skirt with flats. Both looks are completely different, however the end results prove equally fashionable — all it seems you have to do is tuck it in.

Fashion dilemmas over the past few seasons seem to be solved simply by adding a belt or tucking in one’s shirt — when the result is a defined waistline, the outcome is always good. Since the waistline is one of the features constantly being accentuated, designers are even offering dresses mimicking the tucked-in top and skirt. Why take the time to tuck in? Just zip it up! In the end, whether it’s tucked or zipped doesn’t matter as to the final outfit that is put together before taking that first step — day or night — onto the city sidewalk.

1. Paul & Joe Frill Collar Bi-Colored Dress $495
2. MCQ Admiral Jersey T-shirt $160
3. Steven Alan Polka Dot Cotton Top $160
4. Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Drape-Front Top $355
5. Emanuel Ungaro Sequin-Embellished Silk Chiffon Tank $900
6. Aquascutum Yvette Fine Wool Top $625
7. Rebecca Taylor Day To Dinner Dress $350

Image Layout: Khyra Cooper

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