It is funny to think that the first tunics were actually worn by men; soldiers and workmen. But the current modes of fashion have made tunics an ideal choice for the stylish women.
The versatility of the tunic is what we all take our hats off for, pair it with denim or leggings, accessorize with the 70s flare or just keep it simple.
The thing is most of us just shrug at the thought of trying on dresses that look like nothing special on the hangers. This is the case with most tunic dresses; however it is a known truth that most good dresses do not look as special on the hanger as they do on the body. Therefore, don’t hesitate to try on tunic dresses as they may be the type of dresses that flatters your body!
Michelle Obama is also a fan of tunic dresses, she wore one recently when she was going for dinner with husband Obama, and she looked very chic and beautiful in her multicoloured tunic dress which was paired with black leggings. I must admit that tunic dresses came to my attention when I saw Michelle Obama in hers, even though I have been seeing them around, no one caught my eye the way she did when I saw her picture on the net. Like Michelle Obama, tunics can be paired with leggings, tight jeans and sleek pencil skirt, which always elongate legs to look lean.
I own at least three tunic dresses and I have come to love them because they are comfortable and easy wearing, but they require some fashion know how when it comes to wearing them with style. One of the most important considerations is choosing the right style for your body type.
The following is a brief guide on selecting a tunic dress to match your body shape. It also suggests accessories that would be best paired with your tunic dress, because a basic tunic dress is a great blank canvas for accessorizing
Apple shaped women
If you have a full stomach and lean limbs, you are likely to find that the tunic style dress is a dream come true. This is because the style doesn’t cling to the stomach. Look for a style that falls in folds over your tummy, as it will conceal any lumps and bumps. Try to look for a sleeveless style, or one with fitted sleeves, because this will draw attention to your slimmer arms. Leggings and hosiery look great with tunic style dresses and they are the perfect way to draw attention to lean legs. Or try partnering your tunic with a nice cuff, or perhaps a couple of bangles. Steer clear of belts, because they will bring the focus back to your stomach.
Pear shaped women
The key to making a tunic work for a curvy bottom and hips is to choose a style that has volume at the sleeve area. This will help balance your shoulders and hips. Think puff sleeves and boat neck style necklines When it comes to accessories, a belt worn slightly high on the waist will draw attention to your slimmer region, whilst creating an A line effect over your bottom half. Take care, not to wear your belt further down on the waist or hips, because this is likely to draw attention to your fullest area.
Top heavy women
Top heavy women suit tunic styles that feature deeper necklines, so look for a V neck, or low scoop neck style. Steer clear of sleeves that are either too tight, or too voluminous. Your aim is to minimize the upper body. Highlight your slim hip region by wearing a feature belt slung low over the hips.
Hourglass shaped women
The hourglass shaped figure is well proportioned at the shoulders and hips, so the goal when wearing a tunic is to keep this balance in check. The best way to do this is to choose a basic tunic style and belt it with a wide belt at waist height. This will draw attention to your tiny waist and create desirable curves above and below this point.
A tunic dress is just the perfect choice for today’s woman wardrobe as it can be worn for parties, casual outings and even work, so grab one for yourself to keep in touch with the fashion world.