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It’s amazing how one little extra detail can make all the difference.

Case in point: When a classic T-shirt or button-down benefits from a twist or tie front detail.

The result makes a basic top become so much more. And, best of all, the center “knot” effortlessly camouflages any belly bulge you may prefer to keep under wraps and also creates a slightly nipped waist. Win-win!

We’re mad for this style and like them in almost every fabrication we’ve seen.

Curious how to pull this off? Without further ado:

  • For a casual look, pick a T-shirt style and pair it with high-waisted jeans (to avoid any belly peek-a-boo) or a cotton midi skirt.
  • These tops are meant to be untucked, so keep your bottoms clean and look for elasticated waistbands (like Spanx pull-on pants).
  • For maximum midsection diversion, pick dark colors, fabrics with patterns, and/or twists that are higher up on the belly.
  • Want some booty coverage? Look for versions that are longer, but make sure the knot detail hits the belly to keep the length in proportion.

I.N.C. International Concepts. The V-neckline is slimming and shows just the right amount of skin, while the banded hem is super flattering on the hips.

I.N.C. International Concepts Faux-Wrap Knot-Hem Top

Talbots. A slightly longer, more classic T-shirt, with a subtle knot for those who don’t want to go all in.

Talbots Short Sleeve Twist Front Tee

Lululemon. A casual cotton T-shirt style to wear every day with added style oomph from the twist front.

Lululemon Crescent T-Shirt

Lauren Ralph Lauren. Summer weight cotton with more comfort thanks to a bit of added stretch. We adore the button front and collar combo for extra polish. Wear with or without a blazer.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Twist-Front Cotton Short-Sleeve Shirt

Eloquii. A tie-front trifecta: pretty, polished, and slimming.

Eloquii Tie Front Collared Blouse

Lauren Ralph Lauren. We love this longer length—almost a tunic style—and the wide, short sleeves stand away from the upper arm which is slimming (any arm looks smaller in a wider opening!). Perfect if you are looking for more polish. Available in standard, petite, and plus sizes.

Lauren Ralph Lauren Twist-Front Cotton Short-Sleeve Shirt
Lauren Ralph Lauren Twist-Front Cotton Short-Sleeve Shirt
Lauren Ralph Lauren Twist-Front Cotton Short-Sleeve Shirt

English Factory. A modern take on an Oxford button-down that is super forgiving on the hips and provides tush coverage. This shirt pairs great with jeans or black pants and can be dressed up or down.

English Factory Striped Combo Twist Front Shirt

Eloquii. The chambray is soft and supple, and the tie front creates a beautiful turnip hem in the front.

Eloquii Chambray Tie Front Collared Blouse

Karen Kane. The blouson sleeves amp up the style, and the mandarin collar is super modern. In summer-weight linen, this is a winner.

Karen Kane Linen Tie Front Shirt

Joe’s Jeans. A modern take on an oxford button down, great with jeans and black pants, and can be dressed up or down.

Joe’s Jeans Chloe Crossover Breton Stripe Tee

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