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10 Reasons why the tunic is a must for every wardrobe

10 Reasons why the tunic is a must for every wardrobe. Image via Show My Your MuMu

10 Reasons why the tunic is a must for every wardrobe. Image via Show My Your MuMu

I happen to adore tunics. I own many of them in all sorts of different styles - long, short, dress, casual. It seems that with each and every year that passes new ones appear in my closet and yet the older ones never get tossed aside -they really are timeless. The definition of tunic is fairly loose - According to Merriam Webster a tunic is: "a loose piece of clothing usually without sleeves that reaches to the knees and that was worn by men and women in ancient Greece and Rome; a long shirt worn by women that reaches to or just below the hips or a long jacket with a high collar worn by soldiers, police officers, etc." 

For this reason there are many styles that can be described as a tunic. Below are 10 reasons we think it is a must for every wardrobe. 

1. Tunics are timeless.
2. They are universally flattering. They look well on everyone - whether tall, short, thick or thin. 3. The tunic is versatile as it can be worn alone or over a pair of chic pants, jeans or leggings.
4. Tunics can be dressed up or down and they're available in a multitude of styles to best complement your wardrobe.
5. Whether you're tastes as classic, boho, preppy or urban chic, there's a tunic just for you.
6. Tunics look well on any age group from 20 to 60 and beyond.
7. Tunics transition well from night to day and from season to season.
8. Tunics are forgiving - They won't feel too tight when you've decided to have that tiramisu after your nice dinner out.
9.  Because of their versatility and comfort tunics make a great travel garment.
10. Tunics are widely available at every price point.

Nothing says peace love and rock and roll like a tunic! Image via Like a Princess by Kuka

Nothing says peace love and rock and roll like a tunic! Image via Like a Princess by Kuka

A bit boho chic with a classic twist. This is one of those tunics that transitions well when worn with a pair of gladiator sandals or little white sneakers to a pair of  sophisticated slingbacks or mules  paired with an elegant purse. Feel free to dress this one up or down. Originally found on Cleobella. 

A bit boho chic with a classic twist. This is one of those tunics that transitions well when worn with a pair of gladiator sandals or little white sneakers to a pair of  sophisticated slingbacks or mules  paired with an elegant purse. Feel free to dress this one up or down. Originally found on Cleobella. 

This preppy casual tunic is a perfect weekend dress. Via JCrew.

This preppy casual tunic is a perfect weekend dress. Via JCrew.

This white tunic is refined, simple, elegant and has a classic twist. From work to evening this tunic transitions perfectly. Image via Devon Baer Design. 

This white tunic is refined, simple, elegant and has a classic twist. From work to evening this tunic transitions perfectly. Image via Devon Baer Design. 

Loose fitting, casual and elegant, this linen tunic is perfectly suited to the more mature woman.  Image via Flax Designs

Loose fitting, casual and elegant, this linen tunic is perfectly suited to the more mature woman.  Image via Flax Designs

Simple, classic and elegant this tunic dress is as at ease over a pair of well tailored black pants as it is on its own. Image via Vogue UK.

Simple, classic and elegant this tunic dress is as at ease over a pair of well tailored black pants as it is on its own. Image via Vogue UK.

Perfect on a hot summer's day whether walking to work or a  stroll along the avenue this simple white linen tunic complements any age and flatters every figure.

Perfect on a hot summer's day whether walking to work or a  stroll along the avenue this simple white linen tunic complements any age and flatters every figure.

This tunic from The Daily Chic is hip and stylish. Worn with thigh high boots this tunic is also quite edgy. 

This tunic from The Daily Chic is hip and stylish. Worn with thigh high boots this tunic is also quite edgy. 

This simple white tunic comes to us from Emerson Fry. Worn over full pants and with heels the tunic has a very urban feel to it, yet alone it could be worn at the country or the beach. (Tunic is no longer available.)

This simple white tunic comes to us from Emerson Fry. Worn over full pants and with heels the tunic has a very urban feel to it, yet alone it could be worn at the country or the beach. (Tunic is no longer available.)

The little black dress in a tunic. Worn over jeans. Chic and hip come together via Brit+Co.

The little black dress in a tunic. Worn over jeans. Chic and hip come together via Brit+Co.

CP Shades! I haven't heard about them since the mid 1980's. Well, they're back and with this oversized and relaxed tunic it seems they're as stylish as ever. (Image via Shop Pretty Mommy.)

CP Shades! I haven't heard about them since the mid 1980's. Well, they're back and with this oversized and relaxed tunic it seems they're as stylish as ever. (Image via Shop Pretty Mommy.)

This simple tunic dress has a relaxed elegance and serves as the perfect cocktail or evening dress. Image originally via Glamour UK.

This simple tunic dress has a relaxed elegance and serves as the perfect cocktail or evening dress. Image originally via Glamour UK.

Shop for tunics at the following stores, Banana Republic, Lilly Pulitzer, Anthropologie, Ann Taylor, Saks Fifth Avenue, J.mcLaughlin, J Crew and many more. 

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