For most women, tunics are a go-to wardrobe staple. Easy-fitting, comfortable, and always chic, they offer the added bonus of providing instant figure flattery—visually elongating your frame and subtly skimming over any areas of concern.
Wear It Your Way
Incredibly versatile, a tunic can easily be dressed up or down. Pair it with comfy leggings or with skinny jeans for a casual weekend look, and add a pair of cute flats or sneakers. Or try a tunic with sleek faux-leather jeggings or velvet slim-leg pants, plus heels or booties, for date night or a celebration with friends. For more inspiration about wearing tunics and fitting them strategically, check out the Chico’s YouTube channel for styling ideas. Want to make tunics part of your getaway wardrobe? Wrinkle-free tunics from our Travelers collection are perfect for packing in your suitcase. If you prefer staying in, you can easily incorporate tunics into your lounge looks as well. Our Zenergy collection features several options that are made for relaxing at home in style. And of course, it goes without saying that tunics and leggings are an outfit match made in heaven.
Few clothing items can complement the wide variety of figure types as a tunic. Those who are heart-shaped should look for a style with side slits, which provide ease of movement at the hip area while preventing clinging. Apple-shaped figure types can visually elongate their neck with a deep V-neckline that draws the eye upward toward the face. If your body is rectangular, create curves by wearing a belt over your tunic. And if you’re petite, make sure to choose a tunic that’s not too long, or consider having it altered a bit to better fit the scale of your frame.
Pay Attention to Proportion
In order to keep the look in proportion, it’s best to balance the volume of a tunic with a narrower bottom piece, whether it be pants, leggings, jeans, or even a pencil skirt. Wearing a full skirt or wide-leg pants can create a boxy silhouette and the illusion of bulk.
A hardworking top that looks great year-round, tunics can go sheer and light for summer in linen, gauze, and soft cotton fabrics. Sweater knit, velour, and velvet tunics provide cozy comfort in winter. Effortlessly elegant with just a simple pendant necklace, tunics embellished with embroidery, sequins, or beads also can be worn as an artful, outfit-making statement piece.