The tunic top has become a staple in every fashionable lady’s closet. It wasn’t always that way. Once considered an “older woman’s” attire, tunics are worn by every age group. And why not? They are both comfortable and stylish!
I know we all have a pretty good idea where the term “tunic” comes from, but here is a definition from Wikipedia:
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 that covered wearers’ waists.
My assumption was it came solely from early Rome, so that’s interesting about the Greek connection!
Tunic tops are great for casual wear, as I showed in the post, Long Over Lean in Ponte Leggings, styled simply with sneakers. But they can also create a simple yet elegant look just by adding a few accessories. Perfect for the holidays!
The Tunic Top
Today I’m showing two versions of very basic tunic tops–one in black and one in teal. There are some beautiful patterned ones on the market as well, so take your pick!
While I’ve styled both tops here with leggings, experiment for your best look. A pair of slim pants or skinny jeans would work well, too. But do consider leggings. There are lots of styles and fits for every woman’s shape and they really are so comfortable!
Turtleneck Tunic Top
The first is a black turtleneck tunic. It has a hi-lo hem which keeps the back end covered, something I prefer with leggings. Know what I mean? The drop-sleeve shoulders give it a casual, slouchy vibe, and it has side slits that help give it that swingy feel. It also comes in a pretty light blue, clay (a tan shade), and an olive-brownish color.
While you could certainly get away with an all-black outfit and dress it up with accessories, these soft leopard leggings give it an updated look and feel. I first shared these leggings in the post, Cozy Ugg Outfit.
Just by adding your favorite heels (black or nude), you elevate the look. A long statement necklace and earrings and you have a holiday-ready look. Easy peasy, right?
The second outfit features a super-soft tunic in solid teal. This mock-neck top is from Lou and Grey so you know comfort is key. It’s one of their “softblend” pieces and feels so luxurious against your skin. (There are limited sizes left in this color but it’s also available in charcoal grey.)
The teal tunic is styled here with these amazing Ponte leggings. The fabric in these leggings holds you in in all the right places without feeling too constrained. I’ve even worn them with a shorter top and felt more confident despite the figure-hugging style! These leggings are perfect for around-the-house lounging and trips to the store as well as with heels as I have worn them here.
These leopard pumps are replacing the kitten-heeled version I styled with the shimmery sweater outfit last week. I love the block heel at just over 2 1/2 inches. The pointy toe gives them an updated look. I purchased my usual size 6, but many reviewers thought they ran a bit small and sized up a half size.
Victoria Emerson’s bracelets make any outfit pop. Like these freshwater pearls on black wrap. These freshwater pearl wraps come in a multitude of colors and styles and can be worn with almost anything to add a little cool edge to a look. They come in a lovely gift bag and you can purchase a gift box as well. They make a great gift for any lady on your list!
Botton line: any tunic top can be styled up for a holiday or evening look, especially for a stay-at-home celebration where comfort is key. Too much turkey or pie? Not a problem. Easy pieces that allow you to cook, eat, eat some more, and still feel comfortable are the very best choices.