Move Over LBD, Bright Coloured Tunic Tops Are the New “Goes with Everything”
The “little black dress” has been the go-to for every woman since Coco Chanel introduced the first design back in the 1920s. It became popular as the dress that “goes with everything,” whether you’re wearing your LBD to go out dancing in heels, or the beach with thongs. But we’re here to let you in on a little secret. In 2022, there’s a new style that is fast becoming a firm favourite in the “go-to” category.
Introducing the Bright Coloured Tunic Top.
Why Women Love the TunicOkay, so we know bright coloured tunic tops are nothing new – in fact, the tunic itself has been around a lot longer than the LBD... centuries longer actually. The first tunics were worn by men back in the 1300s, though of course, they were a little different to the ones we see today.
The tunics women love today are more boho-style, originating back in the 1960s and 1970s when flower power and bright colours became all the rage. Australian women in particular love the tunic, predominantly because the weather here can get extremely warm – and a flowy tunic like the Solah is a cool option, whether you’re headed to the park or out to dinner.
How to Wear Your TunicIf you’re going to get a tunic, you want bright coloured tunic tops. Go for colours that make you pop – and the brighter the better. The good thing about tunics is that they’re versatile. They usually flow a lot more than regular tops and t-shirts, and you can buy them in a range of lengths which makes them ideal for wearing on any occasion.
Pair your top with jeggings and heels for a dressy look or wear it over a swimsuit with thongs for something more casual. A tunic that has full or ¾ length sleeves like the Rosa will be great for cooler months, while a sleeveless tunic that stops just above the knee makes a stunning dress in the midst of a summer heatwave. The options are endless.
Your body shape can also impact the way you wear your tunic top. For pear shapes, consider a long chunky necklace to flatter your top half; apple shapes should avoid long tunics and stick to V-necks with a nice pair of earrings; and hourglass figures look stunning in a fitted style tunic. Full figure body shapes are looking for balance. You don’t want one that’s too loose or you’ll look like you’re wearing a hessian bag, and you probably don’t want a style that clings. Smaller prints or stripes with a V-neck and ¾ sleeves are ideal for full figures.
Pair your Claire tunic with straight or skinny jeans rather than baggy pants. Match Yana with shorts (you might need to tuck the tunic in so the shorts are visible). Try adding a belt to your tunic (and skip the necklace) and wear with wedges to give your legs extra length. These are just a few tips, but of course, if you start stocking up on tunics for your wardrobe, feel free to play around and discover a look that’s perfect for you.