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How to Wear A Tunic: Joe Browns Guide to Styling Tunics


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Tunics are a versatile wardrobe essential that have transcended countless eras to emerge as a wardrobe staple by style enthusiasts worldwide. Whether you're a seasoned fashionista with a ready-built capsule wardrobe or just exploring your signature style for the first time, tunic shirts are a must-have for every wardrobe.

In this guide, we’ll unravel the charm and versatility of this timeless staple, sharing key styling tips on how to effortlessly incorporate them into your wardrobe.




What is a Tunic?


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Tunics are a fashion staple saviour thanks to their adaptability and versatility. Originating from ancient civilisations, these garments have stood the test of time, evolving into modern-day classics loved by fashion enthusiasts worldwide. Characterised by their longer length and relaxed fit, tunic shirts offer a flattering silhouette that's both comfortable and chic.




What Are the Benefits of Tunic Shirts?


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Tunic shirts are the epitome of versatility, seamlessly transitioning from casual to formal occasions. Here's why you should consider adding them to your wardrobe:

 

  • Flattering Fit: The longer hemline of tunic shirts elongates the silhouette, making them universally flattering for all body types.

  • Effortless Style: With their relaxed fit and flowy form, tunics exude an air of laid-back elegance that's perfect for both day and night.

  • Endless Versatility: From casual outings to special occasions, you can dress tunics up or down to suit any setting or mood.

Comfort First: Crafted from soft fabric, tunics typically have an oversized fit,  allowing room for movement, making them comfortable and easy to wear without compromising style.




What is the Difference Between Tunics and Blouses?


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Tunics and blouses are a classic staple in every woman's wardrobe. But what is the difference? The main difference between a tunic and a blouse is their length. A tunic is typically longer than a blouse but shorter than a dress.

Both tunics and blouses are upper garments popular in modern women’s fashion. They come in various styles that can be worn for many occasions.

Read our blog, Tunics v Blouses: How to Wear These Timeless Fashion Favourites, to discover more top fashion tips.




How to Wear a Tunic: Expert Style Tips from Joe Browns


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There are many ways to wear a tunic. Whether you want to wear a tunic dressed up or down, worn through summer or winter, there are no set rules to styling this timeless wardrobe staple. If you are looking for inspiration, however, here are our top tips on achieving a range of contrasting styles with this versatile item.

If you are looking for more fabulous tips on how to wear a tunic, delve into our blog, 5 Ways to Wear a Tunic.




Bohemian Beauty


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Embrace your inner bohemian goddess by layering a floaty tunic with wide-leg trousers or flared jeans for an effortless 70s style. Top it off with a suede or leather jacket to complete this retro look. 

In the summertime, swap out your jeans for shorts or your favourite mini skirt and pair with strappy sandals for a relaxed and carefree vibe.




Cool & Casual Vibes


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For breezy yet stylish daytime vibes, pair a vibrantly printed tunic with your favourite denim jeans and ankle boots for a chic, relaxed look that’s perfect for weekend brunches or shopping trips with friends.




Effortless Workwear


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Elevate your workwear attire by opting for a smart tunic shirt in a neutral shade. Pair it with slim-fit trousers, a structured blazer, and chic, comfortable heels for a polished ensemble that commands attention. This kind of style can take you all the way from the Monday morning boardroom to the Friday night bar.




Date Night Delight


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Impress your date with a romantic ensemble featuring a tunic with a soft, satin-like feel. Pair it with skinny jeans, heels, and statement jewellery for a look that's equal parts sophisticated and alluring.




Fabulous Festival Fashion


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Make a statement at your next fun-filled festival by styling a bold, patterned tunic with distressed denim shorts and western cowboy boots. Layer with a stylish women’s waistcoat to create the ultimate boho-chic look that'll have you festival-ready in no time.

Joe’s top tip: Remember, the devil is in the detail; fringing is a fabulous festival favourite so be sure to incorporate this into your outfits through playful accessorising. Why not try a fringed cross-body bag, statement fringe earrings or tasselled ankle boots?




Joe’s Favourite Tunic Styles


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With so many gorgeous ways to style a tunic, it’s hard to know which pieces to pick for your capsule wardrobe. At Joe Browns, we have a range of stylish tunic tops to suit any woman’s wardrobe.




Tunics With Colourful Character


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With a mood-boosting pop of vibrant, eye-catching colours, you can bring any outfit to life with a bold and beautiful tunic top. When it comes to finishing touches, use your tunic’s base shade as the foundation for your outfit’s colour palette, layering accessories that complement these shades accordingly.




Floral Print Tunics


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Floral prints are a Joe Browns favourite due to the effortless way they add personality to any garment - and tunics are no exception! 

You can wear floral styles all year round, making them the ideal staple. While delicate, ditsy prints symbolise the first blooms of spring, bold, botanical flowers perfectly encapsulate the vibrancy of summertime. During the colder seasons, opt for florals on a darker base, such as forest green or crimson, to match the rich, earthy tones of autumn trees and winter woodlands.




Enchanting Embroidered Tunics


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Add instant texture to any outfit with an embroidered tunic top. Giving your outfit a more dimensional feel, floral embroidery adds that point of interest to your ensemble, creating a subtle yet eye-catching statement.




Tunics Featuring Beautiful Buttons


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A stylish sprinkling of buttons is a simple yet effective way to take a basic top or blouse to the next level. You’ll find an array of tunics within our New Season Collection that feature delicate button detailing on the front and around the neckline of some of our favourite tunic tops and dresses this year.




Ladies’ Tunics FAQs




Are tunics suitable for all body types?


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Whether you wear your tunic as a floaty top with jeans or as a dress with tights or leggings, these garments are incredibly versatile and flattering for all body types. The longer hemline helps to create a balanced silhouette, while the relaxed fit ensures comfort without sacrificing style. Simply put,  tunics are the perfect wardrobe staple to throw on when you’re looking for an effortless outfit.




Can I wear a tunic if I am Petite?


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For petite silhouettes, wearing tunics can be a stylish and flattering choice. Look for tunics that hit at or slightly above the mid-thigh to create the illusion of longer legs for a flattering finish. 

Pair them with fitted bottoms such as skinny jeans or leggings to streamline your silhouette, preventing a boxy look. Additionally, choose tunics with vertical details like vertical stripes or seams to elongate your figure. 

Consider adding a statement belt to your tunic to define your shape and add structure to the waistline. Finally, don't forget to pay attention to the neckline – v-necks or scoop necks can help elongate the neck and torso. 

With these tips in mind, petite individuals can rock tunics with confidence and style.

For more styling tips, head to our handy blog, How to Wear Tunics for Petite Silhouettes.




Can I wear tunics in the winter?


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Tunics are seasonless pieces due to their adaptable style. Wear them as a dress with shorts or skirts in the summer or as a top with your favourite jeans and trousers in the winter.

In the colder months, tunics are perfect for layering with cosy cardigans, jackets, and scarves to create stylish winter ensembles. Opt for thicker fabrics like wool or cashmere for added warmth throughout winter.




How do I accessorise tunic shirts?


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Accessorising your tunic is the perfect way to elevate this timeless wardrobe staple. Add eye-catching jewellery, such as a statement necklace, bold earrings, or a wide-brimmed hat to elevate your look. If you want to enhance the silhouette of your tunic, simply add a stylish belt to cinch in the waistline, creating a flattering hourglass figure.




Shop Fabulously Flattering Tunics at Joe Browns 


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With their timeless appeal and endless styling possibilities, tunic shirts are a wardrobe essential that you'll reach for time and time again. Whether you're dressing for a casual outing or a special occasion, find your perfect piece within our women’s tunics in our New Season Collection.




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