Evergreen Tunics

Chic Smart Evergreeen Tunics: The Walk from Roman streets to Parisian Ramps

Tunic fashion trends have contributed to the most flamboyant evolutionary tales in the modern era of clothing. From resurrecting the Egyptian tunics to blending the best of medieval Europe in today’s swinging life, evergreen tunics in USA pack in a solid timeline of modish trends.

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While tunic trends shuttle between the sporty mid waist high shirts to a longer knee length dress, no other dress has undergone so much variation as a tunic. Here is a quick glance into what tunics looked like in the early period of its origin.

 A Brief History of Tunics

Tunics evolved from the Greek Exomis, and Chitons. It is a common piece of clothing worn by both men as well as women. Very popular in Greece, Rome, Babylon and Egypt, the wearing a white tunic essentially symbolized belongingness to the royalty of that time.

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World’s oldest know tunic

Its loose fit was unlike any other dress of that time, where togas and the robes ruled the roost in the upper classes of the society. It was preferred by peasants, nobles as well as Pharaohs. The only difference between the tunics of those time and today is the embellishment and artistry.

How Tunics established its own Fashion Ideology

Tunics of different lengths were popular even in Roman Era.  In recent times, tunics have shortened their identity to look more chic and urbane. Loose and comfortable to wear, a tunic is the most iconic wardrobe element after a Little Black Dress and a Jersey top.

It can easily switch from the carefree appeal to more contemporary formal attire with few accessories.

Here are some of the most popular tunic designs, inspired heavily from the bucolic trends.

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Bohemian Tunic:

The hippie-inspired attire features many patterns and cuts, worn by the psychedelic rock band members and gypsies which was inspired by clothing of countries from the Middle East and South Asia. Easy on the eyes, they can be accessorised with pearls, beads, and even leather belts.

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Belted Tunic 

Made out of solid colours, this trans-border attire is worn with a belt. It is a big fashion element considering its contribution in making the hour-glass silhouette so popular.

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Flowing Tunics

Made of light material, this buttoned tunic mostly sports a floral or geometric pattern. Exclusively designed for women, flowing tunics fit every body type.

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Ruched Tunic

Smooth on the body, these are made of silk, chiffon and even crepe fabric. One of the boldest attires to feature in contemporary fashion is truly flattering!

While the accepted tunic designs may look more decent and accepted, there are many bolder versions that exude equal panache and grandiosity when worn with confidence.

Here is what you should look for in a tunic before a grab.

  • Seams and boundaries

Well, every tunic has its own character defined by its pompous edges, necklines and of course the length. Irrespective of the material, a tunic will always make its way through in a season, solely on the basis of how well it’s cut. Of course, you need to fit in comfortably.

  • All season attire

Tunics truly represent the art of adaptability in fashion. Perfect for every season, a tunic can be sewn out of every known fabric like wool, cotton, net, chiffon and even Lycra. But the true test of character of a tunic is how well it represents the season even in its nonchalant appeal.

  • Making the right cut

Tunics are available in fitted designs but the loose garb means you have to check the areas where the attire sits on your body- shoulder, back, neck, buttocks and waist. A seemingly good-looking tunic may not draw attention due to poor fit.

What to wear with a Tunic

 

Secret to make your tunic look stunning: Wear a tight fitting bottom. It is safer to pick leggings, tights and skinny jeans in darker wash with tunics. Steer clear from long and heavy skirts and wide-legged pants and palazzos if you are wearing a short and loose tunic.

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