How to Create an “Untucked French Tuck” With a Long Cardigan

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Love a french tuck? I do! Do you love a cardigan sweater? Yes, I do, I do! Want to hack an “untucked french tuck?”

Now, please!

What do you do when you want a waisted look?

Create the illusion with your clothes!

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We see french tucks everywhere with shirts. Even short cardigans.

It is that easy, breezy, tucked in look that says style and ease at the same time.

But what can you do with a long cardigan? (A bunchy french tuck is not my most flattering look!)

How about a french tuck”ish” hack that gives us the same easy, breezy look.

For those of us who are a little self-conscious about our middle section, a quick trick with a longer cardigan can help minimize that area yet create the look of a waist.

There is a way to achieve the illusion of a waist with a cardigan without adding bulk. Here is the hack!

How to Hack an “Untucked French Tuck” with a Long Cardigan

First, start with an unbuttoned long cardigan.

Second, grab the buttonhole at the top of the cardigan with one hand and the third button down on the other side with your other hand.

Third, Button that third button in the top buttonhole.

Half done! You feel kind of wonky, don’t you? Hold on…not finished!

Next, pull the third buttonhole down UP and UNDER the cardigan until you reach the top button. You’ve got it…button together.

Adjust the folds of the cardigan accordingly. You have now created a waist by just buttoning the “wrong” buttons together!

Done! Consequently, you now have an untucked french tuck cardigan. You still have the length of the cardigan but with mid-section twist that accentuates the waist!

You can see a similar cardigan here.

In just about a minute, you have created a fun fall cardigan sweater look that is so easy to do!


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  • Penny Penny on Oct 06, 2021

    So easy! Why didn’t I think of it!! Thanks for sharing. I have 3 cardigans that are just too long!! They are calling my name now!! Pennypoo

  • Diane Gaffney Brooks Diane Gaffney Brooks on Oct 13, 2021

    Nice! I have several long cardigans that are lightweight. Do you have any ideas for open cardigans with no buttons? In looking at today's fashion, I should pull out my sewing mistakes (I have been a seamstress for 40+ years) and go retro untucked fashionable!😄 Thank you!