Today, it's tunics/long tops to wear with skinny jeans & leggings - asked for by Stacey. This is a great look for busy mums - avoids the dreaded builders bum and skims over the tummy/hip areas. Firstly I'll share some links to my favourite tunic stockists and further down, I'll share some do's and don'ts when wearing this look.
Kicking off with a bargain from Dorothy Perkins. Love DP's for longer tops - this one is a good mix of autumn colours with a touch of animal print. I'd wear with grey or black skinny jeans/leggings and a long black cardigan in the cooler weather. Only £9 too!
|Pebble Print Tunic - £9|
|Johnnie B Spotted Dress/Tunic - £32.30|
|Seasalt Tara Tunic £39.99|
|Pink Dainty Dolly Tunic - £16|
|Mocha PU Trim Slash Neck Tunic - £22|
|Blue Chain Printed Tunic - £25|
|ASOS Textured Tunic £35|
|White Company V-Hem Tunic - £85|
|Lace - £29.99|
|Knitted - £19.99 (3 colours)|
So the guide to wearing tunics?
- Make sure they nip you in at the right place. If you're an hourglass or pear, wear a belt.
- A tunic should be shorter than you'd want a dress to be. If it's too long, it will look frumpy with jeans or thicker leggings
- Ensure your jeans or leggings are snug fitting
- Wear jeans/jeggings with side zips for a streamlined look
- If you're petite, match your boots with your leggings for an elongated leg
- I tend to avoid large floral patterns or anything that might work well as curtains - this is not a style rule as such - it just looks frumpy. Look for more edgy on-trend patterns or stripes. PU/pleather trims are very on-trend too
- My number 1 dress rule also applies to tunics. Unless you have a wash-board stomach, wear a control vest or high waisted magic knicks underneath. People ask all the time how I regained my flat stomach after twins. I didn't - you know my secret now!
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