2 Ways to tuck a sweater with no lumps

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Continuing from my last post on slip skirt outfit ideas, I wanted to share a super easy DIY that’s solved several of my top tucking issues! Tuck bands have been around for a while and rose to popularity with Tik Tok’ers using them to style oversized tee shirts into a crop top. I love using them to achieve a no-bulk tuck with thicker or longer tops, and they also work well to achieve a layered look (like with a cropped sweater over a longer button-up shirt).

As demonstrated in my IG video, instead of tucking your top into your bottoms you simply tuck the shirt under this band. It’s similar in concept to the infamous bra band tuck but addresses the problems of that hack for me. My everyday bra bands were too stretchy to securely hold a tucked sweater, also any arm movements would result in a flash of belly – not a good option for work.

There’s several companies that sell a tuck band / crop band but it takes under 10 minutes to make – even quicker if you have a sewing machine!

1. DIY sweater / shirt tucking band

DIY how to make a crop tuck band sweater hack
Use any free sewing kit from a hotel. I got this thread set from Amazon a while back

1. Take a piece of wide soft elastic, at least 1 inch wide, and measure out a piece to fit around your waist. You want it to be semi snug around your waist without being uncomfortably tight to wear all day.  Allow an inch of extra length for overlapping each end. The tuck bands sold online are usually in a skin tone color and made of a sturdy, thicker elastic that provides “hold” without stretching out easily.

2. Cut the elastic to size, and if it looks the ends might fray, apply some anti fray or clear nail polish to seal the edges.

3. Let dry and then sew the 2 ends together. This would take 30 seconds if you have a sewing machine, and was under 5 min for me to sew by hand. Thats all there is to it!

2. Belt Tuck

While the elastic band works best for me since it’s stretchy and more comfortable against the skin, another method I’ve shared before that works in a pinch is to use a skinny belt. Simply fold the excess shirt material over the top of the belt so it creates a blousy effect.

no lumps sweater tucking hack using a belt
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  1. Radha wrote:

    Want to make a “fold band”! Not any more massive texture at my midriff. I will make one today.

    Posted 3.19.24 Reply
  2. Cel wrote:

    Oh I love this idea you have for keeping those long shirts and/or sweaters jumpers in place once tucked w/o the added bulk. TFS💋⚘🌹💐.
    I would love to wear a silk slip skirt but I would prefer a breathable inner full slip, (w/c is very hard to find nowadays) because I don’t want my leg gaps silhouette showing. I would greatly appreciate if you have some suggestions for me.
    I’m 54yo, 4’10.5″ 90#; 4.5-5.0 size feet (a healthy BMI range, like you😊 ), am orig from the Pearl of the Orient, d.tanned skintone, just for reference.

    Oh if I may add: Have you heard abt SHEERTEX pantyhose/leggings? If so, pls do share some feedback on their nude shades.

    Many Blessings to you and yours!

    Posted 3.14.24 Reply
  3. Beth wrote:

    Love the idea of making a “tuck band”! No more bulky fabric at my waist. I’m going to make one today.

    Posted 3.14.24 Reply
  4. Anne wrote:

    I love your slip skirt posts!! I bought one back in early 2020 but haven’t worn it out yet.

    Posted 3.14.24 Reply

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