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4 Secrets to Looking Handsome in a Dress Shirt

Every man should have at least one white dress shirt in their closet. Ideally, you should have multiple dress shirts as they’re one of the most versatile pieces of clothing a man can wear. We do understand, however, that not everyone likes them, and it’s often because they look bad in them. However, it’s not always the shirt’s fault. Some guys simply don’t know how to wear a dress shirt correctly. If you’ve always struggled with dress shirts, here are a few ways that you can look more handsome in them.

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Choose the Proper Fit

If you’re on the larger side, you might be tempted to get a dress shirt that’s a bit looser so you can feel comfortable. You might also think that it’s hiding your rolls, when, in reality, it’s making you look bigger. So, choose the right shirt for your size and get your shirts from a professional.

This is a piece of advice that applies for all men, by the way. It’s always better to have your dress shirt fitted. The best way to do this if you can’t get them tailored is to go to a store that specializes in suits and shirts and have the shirt adjusted to your frame. The salespeople there will also be able to recommend the proper style and fit for you.

Another thing that you could do is get a shirt from your average department store and bring it to a tailor. This will give you the tailored look for a fraction of the price.

Fix Your Frame

Your body shape has a lot to do with how good you’ll look in a dress shirt. So, if you’re over your healthy weight right now, you might want to increase your activity levels or review your diet. If you’re working out, everything that will work your traps, deltoids, and pecs will be great.

If you’ve tried everything and nothing works, then you might have to consider surgery. Various procedures will give you a more masculine contour. If you have male breast issues, for instance, then some surgeries can help you fix that. Liposuction could also help remove stubborn fat around the waist. 

Choose the Right Colors

No matter what you do, you’ll never look good in a dress shirt if the color doesn’t suit you. So, you have to know what your palette is if you want to look good not only in dress shirts, but in any type of clothing.

The easiest way to find a color that works for you is to know what skin type you have. There are two main skin types: cold and warm. If you want to know which skin type you have, you can either use an online guide or look at what type of jewelry you look better in. If silver looks better on you, then you have a cold skin tone and if gold looks better, you have a warm skin tone. 

If you have a warm skin tone, you’ll need to wear colder colors to balance it and if you have a cool skin tone, go for warm colors. You also have neutral colors that can work on any skin type. So, mix and match colors and find those that work the best for you.

Tuck Your Shirt In

A dress shirt should always stay tucked into the pants. You may like the shirt out of the pants look, but that only works with casual shirts. Dress shirts are a bit longer and were designed to be tucked in, so wear them as they were intended if you want to look good.

If you manage to follow these tips, you’ll instantly look better when wearing dress shirts. They can be very useful and work in tons of situations, so learn how to wear them and you’ll have fewer clothing issues.

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Written by Mark Greene

Mark Greene is writer and life coach dedicated to helping men to perform at peak level. He shares dating advice, style tips and strategies for building wealth and success.