Ok, this cracks me up. When I initially ran this post in 2007 I received HEAPS of grief – nobody liked the semi-tuck! I did then and I still do, albeit not for everything. (Seen the Eddie Bauer catalog recently?)
Why it works: diagonals are great for fooling the eye and most women have a proportionately long rise.
The look pictured would be better if the color values were inverted.
When we ran our fashion lab on baby doll tops here, these were my favorite solutions for the problem of this season’s tops making the wearer look pregnant:
- If the top is short enough, wear something very slim and fitted under.
- Belt it, either high (I did that this past Sunday to wear to a show) or at the waist.
- Tuck it in.