Hey Sarah, I just figured it out today! Take the tie on the right, take it across your front on the inside of the dress, and then across your back and slip it through the hole, also on the right. then take shorter tie in the left and wrap it across your front on the outside of the dress. Tie the two together under your right armpit to keep the top in place, then continue wrapping and tie where you wish. The front is finally staying in place and I love the dress now!