Hot Winter Fashion Trend: The Tunic

This year, one of the hottest trends is tunics. The tunic is versatile, comfortable and figure forgiving. Whether short or tall, finding tunics in the perfect length is a cinch, making it easier than ever to acquire this year’s new must have wardrobe piece. Fall and winter trends are seeing long sleeves, either straight or flared. Beautifully flowing knit fabrics such as Modal and jersey, add grace and movement. Not only do they provide easy laundering, but solid colors such as black, instantly slim. Monochromatic themes are detailed with opaque leggings and over the knee boots, preferably high heeled. This lengthens the overall line. This is great for the vertically challenged woman. Adding an over sized handbag and thin scarf complete the look.

For a more boho or global look, woven fabrics detailed with elaborate embroidery, sequins or other embellishments add extraordinary detail. Wear layered over a cami and jeans. Finish the look with matching high heeled booties and complimentary jewelry. For instance, if the embellishments on the tunic have shell or wooden beading, jewelry should be of similar elements with a simple yet slightly bold styling. For tunics with metallic embroidery, sequins or glass beading, jewelry should be simple yet visible such as large thin hoop earrings. The point is not to take away from the tunic, allowing it to be the statement piece of the ensemble.

The tunic dress is this year’s answer to the mini. For added sexiness, wear with high heeled low boots or a high heeled gladiator sandal. Wider boat like necklines exposing the collarbone detailed with a thin scarf or choker necklace keeps the look sexy yet fresh. Wear the tunic dress alone or with a low belt. If a head turning dramatic look is desired, wear with over the knee high heeled boots.

What would fall and winter be without sweaters? And this year, sweater tunics are the best of style and function. While the sweater tunic can be worn belted, wearing it sans belt is recommended for a slimming line. Cowl necks and long straight sleeves provide a classic look. Adding tights and over the knee boots make it chic. If opting out of the cowl neck, try adding a scarf for flawless detail.

With tunics being the piece de resistance this fall and winter, looking your best while being comfortable has never been easier. On Ployvore

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  1. Angela says:

    I have checked out the fashion tunics of many womens top sites and these are my favorite online sites: I love Forever 21 and Yours Elegantly the best for discount womens tops and tunics.

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