how to tie a shirt knot

This may surprise you, but a simple T-shirt can be just as fashionable as any other top. When paired with your favorite high-waisted jeans, a T-shirt can be knotted, tucked, tied and wrapped in different ways lớn give it more pizzazz. That's why we're sharing how to tie a shirt knot to bring more personality lớn your look.

Below, you'll find 10 shirt knot ideas. We have the basic front knots, back knots and side knots. Those who prefer more elevated and cropped styles can consider the ruffled side knot or the pretzel knot (and yes, the finished look should be just as eye-catching as the treat itself!). And if you're looking forward lớn wearing button-down shirts for the cooler weather, we have a knot idea just for you! Plus, we have a few creative kém chất lượng knot options that'll require a rubber band and a decorative scarf.

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Remember, when making these knots, your shirt can be as low or cropped as you'd lượt thích. It all depends on your personal preference and plans for the day. So, grab a white T-shirt (preferably one with a bit of stretch), stand in front of the mirror and get lớn knotting, because we're showing you how something so sánh simple can be transformed into a must-have piece.

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Front Knot

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    Changing your T-shirt's style can be as easy as creating a knot in the front. Let the knot hầm as low or high as you want, all while making sure the knot is tight for a fitted look.

    1. Fold up the T-shirt in the back.
    2. Grab a section of your shirt's fabric in the front.
    3. Twist the front section into a spiral.
    4. Wrap the spiral around itself until you create a ball, before pulling the kết thúc piece through the hole.

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    Back Knot

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    Consider a back knot if you want the shirt lớn look tighter and more fitted in the front. It's just as easy as a front knot, with only minimal changes lớn the steps.

    1. Fold up your T-shirt in the front.
    2. Grab a section of the shirt's fabric in the back.
    3. Twist the back section into a spiral.
    4. Wrap the spiral around itself until you create a ball, before pulling the kết thúc piece through the hole.

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    Two Side Knots

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    It's double the knot and double the style! Create a simple knot on both sides of the shirt. If you create the knots in your midsection or higher, it'll give you a cropped look that's perfect for summer.

    1. Separate the shirt into two.
    2. Create a knot on both sides similar lớn the front knot by following these instructions:
      • Twist the section until it forms a spiral.
      • Wrap it around the ball and pull the kết thúc piece through.

      Optional: Rubber bands will help keep your knots in place.

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      how lớn tie a shirt two side knots

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      Pretzel Knot

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      how lớn tie a shirt pretzel knot

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      We Điện thoại tư vấn this a pretzel knot because the shape reminds us of the salty chip itself. It's a style that works well with different types of shirts, including long-sleeved picks that need a bit more oomph.

      1. Grab both sides of your shirt.
      2. Pull the sides lớn the front and create a basic knot:
      • Create a basic knot by crossing one kết thúc of the shirt over the other.
      • Insert one kết thúc of the shirt into the loop or hole.
      • Pull both ends in opposite directions lớn tighten the knot.
      • Tuck the ends into the shirt for a cleaner look. The ends should not be sticking out.

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      how lớn tie a shirt side knot, woman with hands lớn her side wearing a white shirt and jeans

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      It's lượt thích the front and back knot, except this time it's on the side of your waist. Follow the same instructions lớn create a basic knot. Remember, these knots can be made as high or low as you'd lượt thích.

      1. Focus on the side of your shirt.
      2. Create a knot similar lớn the spiral method used for the front and back:
      • Grab a section of your shirt's fabric in the back.
      • Twist the back section into a spiral.
      • Wrap the spiral around itself until you create a ball, before pulling the kết thúc piece through the hole.

      Optional: Leave the kết thúc sticking out of your knot or tuck it in for a cleaner look.

      A Simple Knot and Scarf

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        Use a decorative scarf lớn give any of your knots a boost of color or visual appeal.

        1. Create a knot similar lớn the first knot instructions.
        2. Wrap a decorative scarf around your knot.

        Optional: Based on your preference, keep the scarf's tails hanging or continue wrapping them around your knot until hidden.

        Button-Down Shirt Knot

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        Here's a knot idea specifically for your button-down shirts. For cooler weather, you'll want lớn find creative ways lớn give long-sleeve shirts some flair.

        1. Button your shirt but leave the two ends out.
        2. Create a basic knot by crossing one kết thúc of the shirt over the other.
        3. Insert one kết thúc of the shirt into the loop or hole.
        4. Pull both ends in opposite directions lớn tighten the knot.

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        Ruffled Side Knot

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        This may be one of the cutest knots on our list. It's a unique ruffled look that you can recreate with your own T-shirt rather than thở going for a store-bought version.

        1. Take two pieces of the material mid-tummy on both sides.
        2. Pull those two pieces lớn the side of your choosing.
        3. Create a basic knot by crossing one kết thúc of the shirt over the other.
        4. Insert one kết thúc of the shirt into the loop.
        5. Pull both ends in opposite directions lớn tighten the knot.

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        Rubber Band "Knot" and Tuck

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        If knots aren't your forte or you find these ideas lớn be complicated, then use a rubber band lớn kém chất lượng it.

        1. Take one side of your shirt and wrap the kết thúc with a rubber band.
        2. Tuck the extended piece underneath your shirt lớn hide the "knot."

        Criss-Cross Shirt Tie

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        Here's another shirt idea that'll look lượt thích it's knotted, but in reality, your tee is just crisscrossed and tucked!

        1. Cross your arms and grab both sides of your shirt.
        2. Cross the sides over.
        3. Tuck the ends underneath your shirt.

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