Cross a dress with a blouse or shirt and what do you get? The tunic, a comfortable yet stylish addition to your everyday wardrobe. Neither too long nor too short, tunics can be casual or smart, but they have one thing in common: they’re all brimming with Bohemian flair.
Tunics first came to our attention back in the 70s, and the colourful fabrics and designs of that decade are firmly back in vogue. Wearing a tunic tells the world not just about your fashion taste, but about your whole attitude to life. It’s a garment that symbolises fashion freedom, and that’s why we love it so much.
Will you choose an embroidered tunic or a bold print? Laced up, or done up with buttons? Whichever fabric and design you choose, cinch in your tunic with an eye-catching belt to enhance your waist and pair it with your favourite trousers, skirt or leggings for a look that’s sure to turn heads.
The versatile tunic is an indispensable addition to your wardrobe, and it can be worn throughout the year to create loads of fashionable looks. Even better, the loose material makes tunics incredibly comfortable and easy to move in.
Longer than a top but shorter than a dress, some tunics can be worn as dresses because they generally come down past your hips. That means that a longer tunic gives you loads more fantastic outfit options than you’d get with a dress or top. If you are planning to wear a longer tunic as a dress, a pair of fashionable tights is a must.
Tunics look great with leggings, because the contour-hugging fit of your leggings contrasts with the looser fit of the tunic to flatter your figure. If you’re wondering how to wear tunics with leggings, there are no hard-and-fast rules, but if you’ve picked a statement tunic, choose a plainer pair of leggings that won’t attract attention away from your tunic.
Add extra definition to your figure when you’re wearing a tunic by placing your belt higher up than you would normally, so that it accentuates your waist. If you’d like to wear your tunic with jeans, skinny jeans work best because they balance out the more relaxed cut of the tunic. If you want to wear bootcut or straight jeans, choose a more fitted tunic that will show off your waist.
Thinking about what shoes to wear with a tunic, you can use your footwear to style up or dress down your tunic depending on the occasion. Heels will add instant glamour, giving you extra height and streamlining your figure. For relaxed days out, your favourite pair of flats will keep the look casual.
A floaty tunic in a striking print is ideal for adding laid back Boho flair to summer outfits, but tunics are great for the winter, too. A cowl neck tunic will keep you warm while still looking stylish on chillier days, and can be paired with skinny jeans and ankle boots for a chic winter look.
Style your tunic with accessories such as eye-catching necklaces, gorgeous handbags and beautiful silk scarves and create your own signature style.