How to Wear Shirt Stays

by Fashion, Style & Personal Care Editor

How to Wear Shirt Stays. One of the biggest problems with wearing a suit, is that your shirt always seems to come un-tucked. No matter what you do, it seems that the moment you move, you look all rumpled and a mess. So instead of constantly tucking and re-tucking your shirt, you should wear shirt stays. Here's how.

Step 1

Dress yourself partially, being sure that you are wearing socks that reach at least the mid-calf. Your underwear should be on as well as the shirt you are planning to wear.

Step 2

Clip the shirt stay onto your sock so that it is on the outer part of your leg. Repeat with another shirt stay on the other leg.

Step 3

Fasten the other end of the shirt stay to the base of your shirt using the clip. Repeat on the other side as well. You should feel a slight bit of tension from the shirt stay. Otherwise, you will be easily un-tucked.

Step 4

Pull up your pants and fasten your belt. Now you are fully dressed.


  • Shirt stays can be purchased online or at department stores. Ask a sales associate as they can sometimes be hidden.


  • Never tuck your shirt into your underwear. That's a sure fire way to have your underwear ride up and be visible above your pant line.