13 Mar 2015 No Comments
TUNIC – Definition: A tunic is any of several types of garment for the body, usually simple in style, reaching from the shoulders to a length somewhere between the hips and the ankles. The name derives from the Latin “tunica” -the basic garment worn by both men and women in Ancient Rome, which in turn was based on earlier Greek garments.
Tunics are a favourite for disguising parts of the body that we don’t like. If you are over 40, or have had a pregnancy or two, then you may have a tummy that sometimes makes dressing more difficult. While there are shapers and undergarments available, they aren’t always a practical solution to wear everyday. There are ways to dress your body that flatter your assets and disguise the tummy area, and tunics are a great way to do that.
What makes a tunic so special? Tunics are cut in such a way that fabric falls down from the bust area and then skims away from the waistline. Fabrics like our bamboo jersey knit help by not clinging to the areas we want to camouflage. Our DK tunics are also designed with details around the neckline, bust and shoulder instead of around the waist.
Tunics look great with a wardrobe must-have like our Rejuvenate leggings or a wider leg pant like our popular Serene style. If you want to wear a tunic over jeans, go for a skinny jean or jegging (jean + legging = jegging) -a mid-rise that sits flat over your stomach.
Draping is a great design feature for tunics, because a top or a dress that is designed to drape over the belly area won’t cling to your tummy. An asymmetrical hemline and flounce ( like in our Waltz Cami) strategically hides the midsection. A-line tunic tops (like the new Cargo Cover-up Tunic) have a relaxed fit that’s smooth and flattering, with handy pockets and eye-catching shaped seaming. The gentle a-line shape of the Fifth Avenue Cami gives you room across your tummy and then flared hem work together to fit and flatter your curves. Wearing prints is another fashion trick that can also hide the bulging tummy very easily ; the Mod Tunic is now available in a digital rose print as well as navy tie-dye.
What new Spring Tunics will you be adding to your wardrobe this year?