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The front tuck shirt

(54 Posts)
rockgran Fri 20-Nov-20 12:27:09

When did this fashion start and AIBU to think it looks a bit daft?

rockgran Fri 20-Nov-20 12:27:57

It always looks to me like they went to the loo and didn't check in the mirror. grin

paddyanne Fri 20-Nov-20 12:32:19

No dafter than a lot of fashions ,Its called French tuck ,not sure why but its been around for a year or so in magazines and on TV fashion slots .
Sometimes I look back at things I wore and wonder what I was thinking ,from 12 inch mini skirts in the late 60's to satin frocks with massive shoulder pads in the early 80's and a lot more.
My late mother used to argue with Dad for us when he complained about clothes or make up,she would say Its FASHION ,at their age you'd be as well dead as out of fashion .Its how I dealt with my childrens starnge clothes and now my GC's .

MrsThreadgoode Fri 20-Nov-20 12:35:03

I think it’s for people who don’t want to wear a shirt tucked in, but do a bit of it it to show they have a waist and make their legs look longer.

Or something like that.

Kittye Fri 20-Nov-20 13:02:49

I agree rockgran It looks untidy. And you’re right paddyanne we wore daft things too. I took no notice of any criticism of clothes I wore in the 60s cos it was fashion 😊

threexnanny Fri 20-Nov-20 13:09:56

I agree with ROCKGRAN too, but I've been watching 'Morse' every evening. Looking at the fashions then I can't believe we thought that was a good look either!

phoenix Fri 20-Nov-20 13:12:27

Plus ca change, plus c'est le meme chose (or something like that!)

Blossoming Fri 20-Nov-20 13:31:32

I think it’s since Tan France pushed it on “Queer Eye”

Bathsheba Fri 20-Nov-20 13:35:06

Well I'm going to be controversial here and say I rather like the look. Only wish I had a washboard stomach so I could do it.

Then again, it's when the older generations start copying a fashion trend that the youngsters tend to move on to something else - heaven forbid they dress like their grans grin

lovebeigecardigans1955 Fri 20-Nov-20 13:37:51

Is this where the front of the shirt/jumper is tucked in but the rest of it hangs out? Yes, it does look silly but then I thought I looked good in all sorts of daft stuff when I was young. Every young generation has the right to dress like a prat.

Gwyneth Fri 20-Nov-20 13:41:36

I watched Morse last night too and in a back shot of the doctor’s wife you really could see how wide the shoulder pads were. They looked awful!

kittylester Fri 20-Nov-20 13:52:09

I though it was to show off a belt.

sandwichgeneration Sat 21-Nov-20 09:51:36

Gwyneth I was watching the same Morse episode with the giant shoulder pads. I just hope I didn't wear something that looked as if I were an American footballer. It's a dreadful look!

4allweknow Sat 21-Nov-20 09:51:54

It's for those who have flat abdomens to show them off or to generate conversation on which gym they attend and how often. Wonder when men will adopt the style with their shirts!

mernice Sat 21-Nov-20 09:56:10

If you stand in front of a mirror and do the top in, top out test you will see that with high waisted jeans it looks infinitely better with a little ( very skill fully) tucked in......not the whole front though!

Missingmoominmama Sat 21-Nov-20 09:59:40

I like it, with the right top.

Calendargirl Sat 21-Nov-20 09:59:49

I too am watching the Morse episodes. The hairstyles are very 80’s/90’s, of course, very long, rather frumpy dresses and skirts.
One a few days ago, the one about the Wolvercote Tongue, I think, had one pretty lady wearing a very nice dress or it could have been culottes. She was the wife of the murderer, and she died in a phone box, rather gruesomely!


Calendargirl Sat 21-Nov-20 10:00:36

Have never noticed these front tuck shirts, BTW.

Nannan2 Sat 21-Nov-20 10:05:13

Sounds a daft 'youngster' idea...😄

Callistemon Sat 21-Nov-20 10:09:07

I'd never heard of it.
Everyone is well tucked in where I live in the sticks.
As my MIL would have said "keep your kidneys warm"!

I did see someone wearing a cold shoulder polo neck jumper when we went into town the other day.
Now, nothing could be dafter than that! Not at all an attractive look either.

Hilarybee Sat 21-Nov-20 10:10:15

Fashion is so interesting. Whether it’s half tucked in shirts or ripped jeans or shoulder pads. I’m not a great fan of the current trend for women’s blouses/ shirts that have tails and dip down at the front too but that’s what most of the shirts on sale are at the moment

Wendy Sat 21-Nov-20 10:21:47

I thought it was to show off a nice buckle!

Gma29 Sat 21-Nov-20 10:30:35

I like it, it gives a lot more shape to boxy tops and blouses, but I don’t like it where one side is completely tucked and the other not. Like any fashion, it probably won’t be around for very long!

Chewbacca Sat 21-Nov-20 10:33:16

I like it and would wear it if I could get away with it.

polnan Sat 21-Nov-20 10:45:39

I haven’t noticed it
Does that make me a frump!