Creating a Tailored Look for Long Shapeless Tops in 5 Seconds

Good morning, all!

If you were to look through both of our closets, there would be one obvious commonality.  The two of us are major fans of tunic style tops.  We both have extremely long torsos (and like to cover up our hips) so we tend to gravitate towards longer tops.  Typically, a shirt that will hit the average woman’s hip will end around our waistlines.  If we had a dollar for every time we said to each other, “Look at this cute top!  Why couldn’t they have made it a few inches longer?!” then we would have…okay, well, maybe $30.

The only problem with these style tops is that while they are so pretty and functional, they often don’t offer a tailored fit.  They can be bulky, boxy or flowy, all of which can is can make you appear shapeless and add non-existent weight to your frame.  Today, we are sharing an easy way to fix that problem and it takes only five seconds.

What is the “trick”?  It is something we have both been doing for years…adding a knot to the side of your top.  This instantly pulls in the garment on the sides and takes away the bulkiness at the bottom of your top.  Sounds easy, right? Well, that’s because it is easy.  Plus, there is a bonus.  Not only does this help accentuate your frame instead of adding bulkiness, it also adds a bit of fun and personality to your top.

Here are the two of us demonstrating the difference…

Simply gather the material on the side of the shirt and pull a knot through the bottom

Simply gather the material on the side of the shirt (around your hip) and pull a knot through the bottom

 

The knot instantly pulled the top in at the waist, accentuating Tiffany's waistline rather than adding non-existent heaviness as the flowing material did beforehand

The knot instantly pulled the top in at the waist, accentuating Tiffany’s waistline rather than adding non-existent width like the material did beforehand.

 

A big trend in tees currently is for them to have slit sides. These shirts make it particularly easy to add a knot.

A big trend in tees currently is for them to have slit sides. These shirts make it particularly easy to add a knot.

The bulkiness around Lindsey's hips was adding weight to her frame. Adding the knot helped to pull the shirt up and in and by doing so, this eliminated the bulkiness.

The bulkiness around Lindsey’s hips was adding weight to her frame. Adding the knot helped to pull the shirt up and in and by doing so, this eliminated the bulkiness.

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xoxo

Tiffany & Lindsey

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