You can spice up a boring T-shirt by tying it to the side or up the side, if you want to modify it. Tying a shirt up the side makes it tighter and lets you show off a little midriff or the sides of your stomach. Tying your shirt to the side works best with a shirt that's a few sizes too big.
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Things you need
Grab the shirt near your right or left hip and hold the end where the seam is, then pull it out as tight as you want it.
Make a loop of the shirt's material using the fingers of your other hand and run it down the stretched fabric to make a rope. Twist it up if that doesn't work for your shirt's material.
Tie the length of shirt into a knot, keeping it as close to your body as possible so it's tight and won't slip out.
Cut a slim triangle in the right or left side of your shirt. For an even bolder statement, cut one on both sides. The top point of the triangle should end a few inches below the armpit of the shirt.
Trim the triangle of fabric that you have cut out of the shirt into strips about three to four inches long and an inch or less wide.
Make holes on both sides of each triangle a few inches apart. The holes should match up on each side. For a more risque look, only cut one or two.
Push a strip through a hole in one side of the triangle cut-out, then other side and tie it into a knot. Repeat as desired. Experiment with different ways of tying the shirt for your own unique look.
Tips and warnings
- Some stores sell shirts made to be tied to the side.
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