The influencer industry is fascinating at the best of times, but it seems like fashion bloggers’ simple sweater hack might be the thing that has proved most mystifying.
A viral tweet by Buzzfeed writer Sam Reece gave an insight into just how perplexed women are by the ultimate Fall outfit: Sweaters tucked into slim-fitting skirts. Her post reads: ‘Hey boss sorry I’m three hours late I was trying to figure out how influencers tuck giant sweaters into tiny skirts.’
Her tweet, liked 237,000 times so far, proved that countless people have also been wondering the same thing. But, ask and you shall receive, as it was revealed that all it takes is a skinny belt to achieve the look.
The concept of layering bulky sweaters over slinky skirts has been doing the rounds on Pinterest and fashion blogs for years, but it went viral in 2018 thanks to Queer Eye star Tan France coining the concept as ‘the French tuck’.
The most valuable response to Sam’s tweet came when someone shared an old TikTok video from Baltimore-based sustainable fashion blogger Jess with Less.
In the clip, the petite style influencer shared that the secret to the perfect tuck is a hidden belt.
The simple hack was seemingly a revelation to many people online.
One mind-boggled user demanded: ‘I’ve been struggling at this for years and you’re telling me all I need is a tiny belt??’
Another joked that she felt like a ‘guy who just realized women wore makeup’.