(Video) Sweater tucking guide

different ways to tuck a sweater

Sweater season is officially here! I’ve previously posted on styling a sweater over a dress, and in today’s reel (watch video here or scroll to the bottom of this post) I wanted to share a few more ways to style and tuck your sweaters. I love a good oversized, loose fitting knit, but depending on the outfit, a little strategic tucking can help highlight the waistline and make the overall look more flattering!

1. Back Tuck

easy ways to tuck a sweater

For a clean look across the front, knot your sweater with a hair tie in the back and either flip the “tail” up into the sweater or tuck it inside the back of your jeans. Or, I’ve seen others do this with two hair ties one on each side.

2. Twist Tuck

how to style an oversized sweater

EVERLANE SWEATER xxs (softens up with wear), LEVIS JEANS in “shut up” wash 24 with hems cut 

I’ve been doing the twist tuck a ton with my white and striped button up shirts to add a little interest, and also love it with a simple solid colored sweater!

3. Half / French Tuck

how to do a half tuck french tuck sweater

Sezane sweater xxs (bookmark b/c this does get restocked!), LEVIS JEANS  24

4. Belt Tuck

how to tuck a sweater with a belt


One of my old favorite tricks for pairing a sweater with a dress or skirt!

5. Bra Band Tuck

how to tuck a sweater for petites

See the full outfit here. I love this trick when wearing extra chunky knits that will leave lumps and bumps if I tuck it in regularly. Note however that this method does not work with my beloved Neiwai bras that are super stretchy without a defined band. It requires a more firm band like a regular bra band with clasp back or a fitted sports bra with an elastic band.

6. The Cardigan Tuck

how to tuck a cardigan sweater

VERO MODA CARDIGAN xs, Everlane sLIM CROP PANTS 00 ankle (waist fits like a sz 25)



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  1. MA wrote:

    Hi Jean,
    Thank you for these tips. Do you have these videos up somewhere(youtube?) where they run at regular speed? This is too fast and there is no way to pause or see what is going on. For me that is.


    Posted 11.2.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi! I don’t have these videos saved elsewhere, but I appreciate you letting me know about the speed and I’ll keep that in mind for future videos!

      Posted 11.8.21 Reply
  2. Monica wrote:

    Love these tips and tricks! Thanks for letting us know that the Sezane sweater gets restocked – I’ve been on the hunt for that one for a while!

    Unrelated to sweaters….your eyebrows look fab. Are you doing something different than your usual routine??

    Posted 10.25.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you! I’ve been using Anastasia brow freeze to brush the brow hairs upward for a more full look, and then penciling it a bit

      Posted 10.25.21 Reply
  3. C Chan wrote:

    What bra are you wearing in the bra tuck picture?

    Posted 10.23.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      It’s the Natori Feathers bra, I just added a link for it under the photo!

      Posted 10.25.21 Reply
  4. Tracy wrote:

    This striped Alex Mill sweater/cardigan looks pretty similar to your Sezane one. I keep eyeing both of them, but haven’t pulled the trigger.
    Both are cotton sweaters, so I fear it’s too heavy without the warmth. Now if they were merino wool, lightweight and toasty, they would be irresistible!

    Posted 10.22.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Yes, that one looks beautiful! I’ve shared it before as a similar option but it seems like both the Alex Mill and Sezane are quite popular and tend to sell out!

      Posted 10.25.21 Reply
  5. Amy Toyota-Sharpe wrote:

    I wanted to know where to buy EP belt.

    Posted 10.22.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Amy, thanks so much for your interest in the EP belt! If you sign up for email notifications on Edited Pieces we will be sure to email you when the belt launches and is available for purchase soon!

      Posted 10.25.21 Reply
  6. Pam wrote:

    Have you seen Muji’s “Yak Wool Mix Mock Neck sweater”? It’s great for petites in terms of sleeve and sweater length, the stitching is even, and the wool (90%) and Yak hair (10%) isn’t itchy. I was thrilled when I tried it on and found that it fit well. I went one size higher for a looser fit.


    Posted 10.21.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Pam, always great to hear from you! I didn’t know that Muji made sweaters, thank you for the tip!

      Posted 10.25.21 Reply
  7. Fernanda wrote:

    Love this post, Jean! My “tucks” never worked, I would get annoyed and give up lol. You look gorgeous!!!! Can’t wait to get my hands on that EP belt 😉

    Posted 10.21.21 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you Fernanda! I’m so appreciative of your enthusiasm and support of EP 🙂

      Posted 10.25.21 Reply

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