Tunic tops are extremely versatile pieces of clothing, and are flattering on many body types, from pear-shaped women to petite women to tall women, they can look great on most figures. However, there are some important things to remember when wearing them that can make all the difference in your overall appearance. Let’s take a look at the dos and don’ts of wearing Tunic Tops.
Do: Consider Your Body Type
If you are a pear-shaped woman, then you should keep your top fitted to the upper thigh or hip. This will help balance out your shape. If you are apple-shaped, then keep the top fitted at the waist. This will elongate your body shape and make you look more slender than normal.
Do: Balance Proportions
Wearing a tunic top with a pair of skinny jeans is one way to wear this style, but be careful when pairing them with wide-leg pants. You want the top to be narrower than the bottoms so that you balance proportions and avoid looking like a child playing dress-up.
Do: Consider the Length
It’s important to consider the length when choosing a tunic top. Choosing one that is too short will make your legs look longer while choosing one that is too long will make you look heavier. To achieve balance, choose a shirt with an in-between length. For example, if you’re 5’4 try on a shirt that falls about 2 inches below the hips. If you’re taller than 5’4, go for something shorter than 2 inches below the hips.
Don’t: Forget About Undergarments
Tunic tops are meant to be worn loose. This means that the style is not meant to be worn with a bra underneath, so you should either go without or wear a strapless one. If you do decide to wear a bra, make sure it has removable straps for ease of getting the top on and off.
Don’t: Wear It as A Dress
A tunic is meant to be worn as a top so if you want to wear it as a dress, you might want to consider another style. A tunic is meant to be long enough on the bottom that it covers your bum but not too long that it’s going down past your knees. You can wear these as dresses but they are meant to be worn with leggings or jeans, not tights.
Don’t: Try to Make Your Waist Smaller Than It Is:
You may be trying to create an illusion that you have a small waistline when in reality it is larger than most persons. What this does is shorten your torso even more so than it already might be and can also create an unattractive muffin top around the midsection area.