The humble tunic dress is a very flattering and flexible item of clothing, making it a great essential item for your wardrobe. They are so incredibly versatile you can wear them for just about any activity (although perhaps not a black-tie event). They’re great for the beach, casual outings and work and can be styled to work for almost any season. If you’re wondering how you should style your tunic dress and you’re looking for some inspiration for where you can wear it, then read on below.
Rock a cardigan with it
For a day out on the town while you’re running errands, shopping or exploring, considering investing in a light tunic dress. It’s the perfect easy, breezy style for getting around during the day and pairs very well with pants, tights for comfort and add a cardigan or jacket layer for cooler weather. If it warms up you can simply tie it around you waist for effortless style.
For more demanding days whilst you’re out and about, pull on some loose linen pants and sturdy shoes, you’ll be comfortable all day long and you won’t feel restricted in your clothes.
Wear it with a flowy skirt
For a summer afternoon in the park, pair your tunic dress with a flowy, boho skirt or a tight maxi skirt, it’s perfect for warmer days and provides enough mobility to spread out on the grass for a picnic or to sun your legs on a lazy afternoon. For a boho look go for a flowery print or a paisley design.
Wear it with slacks for work
Tunics make fantastic work attire. They are a great length for work and look elegant when styled with slacks or crisp professional pants. They balance well when paired with a blazer or trench and can easily look more formal in silk or satin fabrics, or thicker cottons. They make an excellent choice for summer work attire, but can be used in winter if you choose heavy fabrics. One thing to keep in in mind is that it’s a good idea to opt for block colours as patterns can look a little bit ‘casual’ for the workplace.
Pair it with jewellery
If you want to glam up your look a bit for a night out or a trip to the movies with a date then wear your tunic dress like a traditional dress and pair it with some chunky jewellery for an exciting and fun look. If you want to really glam it, pair it with heels or for a more comfortable and relaxed style slip on some ballet flats.
Wear jeans and boots
For a day of running around a great option for a quick stylish outfit is to pair a tunic dress with a nice pair of jeans and some boots. It’s an outfit that takes no more than a couple of minutes to throw together and it looks great. This is the ultimate low-key, ‘model off duty’ look for girls that like to keep it casual.
If you’re the athletic type then a tunic can be a great option for exercise. They are loose, free-flowing, so work very well both as an outfit to wear during activities like yoga and as a quick outfit to throw on after a trip to the gym. This is the ultimate post-workout outfit for a fast put-together look.
Want to change up your style? A tunic dress is a great idea no matter what your personal style preference is. Try your own looks out and find out for yourself.