Undressing seems easy, and most people do it every day with ease too. However, if you're wearing a very tight shirt, singlet (tank-top), button-up shirt, or compression shirt, taking it off can be a bit difficult. How to take off clothes can be different depending on the type; T-shirts can be pulled up, while button-down shirts or sweat-drenched workout clothes are a little harder to remove.
Part 1 of 4: Preparing Before Undressing
Step 1. Remove the jewelry first
Remove any necklaces or earrings before undressing. These jewelry can get caught in the fabric, especially if your shirt is very tight. Earrings are very dangerous if they get caught because they can tear the earlobe if pulled too hard.
Step 2. Remove all hair accessories
Clips, hair clips, or other accessories can get caught in the clothes like jewelry. You will feel so much pain if your hair is pulled that you will need to remove all hair accessories before undressing.
Step 3. Remove makeup
Before removing clothes, you should remove makeup if you wear it. If your face is rubbed by your clothes when you take it off, it will leave traces of makeup behind and stain your clothes. So, clean the makeup beforehand so that the clothes are not damaged.
Step 4. Stand in a large area
The larger the area, the less likely you are to bump into something when you take off your shirt. You may need to move your hands a lot when removing a very tight shirt, so don't do it in tight spaces. So, it's better to take your clothes off in your room, instead of a small bathroom.
Part 2 of 4: Taking off the T-shirt
Step 1. Roll the shirt up to the torso
Start at the bottom of the shirt, and roll or fold the bottom of the shirt until your torso is exposed. That way, most of the shirts are gathered in one place and leave the hardest parts, namely the arms and neck, at the end.
Step 2. Push the shirt roll across the torso until it passes over the shoulders
Continue rolling up until the bottom of the shirt is now around the shoulders. You may need to push hard to stretch the bottom of the shirt around your shoulders, depending on the tightness of your shirt.
Step 3. Pull the neck of the shirt over your head
Once the shirt is fully over your shoulders, pull the neckline through your head. The rolled-up bottom of the shirt will stretch around the shoulders, and the sleeves will still be in your arms. If you don't want to ruin your hairdo, use both hands to stretch the neck of the shirt over your head without touching your hair.
Step 4. Straighten your arms
Now that the shirt is past your neck and stretched around your upper body, raise your arms. The shirt will come off the head and only held up by both arms.
Step 5. Remove clothes from hands
Just lower your hands and take off your clothes. If the sleeves are tight and long enough, taking them off can be a bit difficult; pull the shirt out of your hands. Now, you're wearing no clothes!
Part 3 of 4: Unbuttoning the Shirt
Step 1. Unbutton the shirt, starting at the top
Men's shirts usually have a row of buttons in the middle of the shirt from the neck to the bottom. Always unbutton a shirt from top to bottom before removing it. If you open 1-2 buttons near the neck and take off the shirt like a T-shirt, the fabric tears. Push each button through the hole until it opens.
Step 2. Remove the tie
If you wear a tie, be sure to take it off. You can't take off your shirt while the tie is still around your neck. Loosen the knot of the tie and remove it first.
Step 3. Unbutton the sleeves
Men's shirts usually have buttons on the wrists. These buttons keep the shirt cuffs neatly on the sleeves, and depending on the size of your sleeves, the shirt can't be opened unless the buttons are removed. Push the button through the hole until it opens with your free hand.
Since this button can only be opened with one hand, you may find it difficult. Try holding the button with your index and middle fingers, then push the fabric through the button
Step 4. Release one arm first
You are free to choose which sleeve to remove first. Choose the one that feels most comfortable. Grasp the cuffs of the shirt sleeves, near the wrists, and keep them tight as you pull the sleeves out toward your body. You may need to pull hard if the shirt is tight enough.
Step 5. Remove the other sleeve
With the now free hand, grasp the other sleeve by the wrist. Pull the shirt off the other sleeve. The shirt is now held in the hand whose sleeve is removed first.
Part 4 of 4: Taking Off Other Types of Clothes
Step 1. Use the same method with a T-shirt to remove sweat-drenched workout clothes
A super-tight tracksuit will get soaked in sweat, but you should wear it the same way. Sweat can cause friction, which means you have to pull harder than before. Also, try crossing your arms when pulling your shirt over your head for added energy
Step 2. Try releasing the singlet down instead of up
If you're having trouble getting your singlet over your head, chances are your arms are at an odd angle and aren't strong enough to let go. So, try to push the shirt through the pelvis, all the way up to the ankles. Then, you simply step out of the shirt. This method only works for tube-style singlets or other shirts with wide neck holes because the neck opening must be wider than your hips.
Step 3. Unbutton the polo shirt before removing it
While it is possible for a polo shirt to be removed without unbuttoning it, the fabric of the shirt can stretch. So, open all the buttons of the shirt first from top to bottom; Usually there are three buttons on a polo shirt. Then, remove the polo shirt like a T-shirt.
Step 4. Unzip the back of the shirt
Many women's clothes have zippers or buttons at the nape of the neck. You have to unbutton this before you can take off your shirt. These buttons or zippers can be difficult to open so it's best to ask someone, such as a family member or friend, for help. You may feel embarrassed, but they are your only hope. If there's no one to turn to for help, use a mirror to see where the buttons are, then reach behind your neck and slowly undo the buttons.
- Don't buy clothes that are too small. Even if they look great in the store, or if you think you can lose weight to fit your clothes, always try to buy clothes that are the right size. Super-tight clothes are uncomfortable to wear for long periods of time, and taking them off can be so difficult that you hate them.
- Don't pull the shirt too hard. The fabric can tear if you are careless.