Tunics - Comfortable, Versatile and Dress-Easy Separates
A tunic is a loose slip-on garment resembling a dress, usually up to the knees in length. In the Indian culture, the use of tunics as garments can be traced back to the Indus Valley civilization, when cotton tunics were worn by men and women both - as a staple garment - to effectively tackle humid weather conditions. The use of tunics also has its roots in the Greek, Roman as well as other civilizations and is therefore a global silhouette. The ethnic counterpart of a tunic is a kameez or kurta/ kurti - yet tunics continue to be associated with the western form of dressing. Tops or mid-thigh length tops, thus, are usually equated with tunics. Short Kurtis are also often classified under this segment.
What is the difference between kurti and tunic?
Kurtis - technically speaking are a shorter version of kurta. Kurti is supposed to be worn with a bottom separate, while a tunic is more like a dress - though many women wear tunics too with culottes or knee-length leggings. In the Indian fashion industry, the two terms are often used interchangeably, yet there’s a thin line of difference- a tunic is referred to as the modern and stylish version of kurti.
Tunic tops for women - a lasting trend
This silhouette may be one of the oldest ones, yet in present times it is a rage that has caught up with Indian women- conservative ones and style innovators alike. In the era of contemporary and fusion wear, tunics are designed to bridge the gap between traditions and global trends. Tunic tops are a breather for scorching summers and are designed with the idea of comfort fashion- suiting every figure frame. You can easily find them online on popular sites like saree.com. Straight-cut tunics are also fast catching up as trendy office wear- the use of tunics has extended to almost every type of occasion.
Available in tonnes of variety and styles, in all sorts of fabrics and patterns/ prints/ colours - tunics are the ultimate answer to a busy woman’s frenetic lifestyle - yet her need and desire to look presentable and well turned out.
Style experiments with tunics
Essentially a fusion garment- a tunic is open to innovative styling. Fancy cuts, layers and spunky details make it fun to work around with them. Here are some styling ideas that you can try out:
- Wear a plain white cotton tunic with white sneakers and add a multi-coloured tasseled scarf; that’s being Bohemian-ready in a jiffy.
- Turn a simple garment into a festive-ready look: Layer a long black A-line tunic with a mirror work jacket and wear it with embroidered juttis/chappals.
- For shirt tunics- style them with a corset belt to highlight your frame and match your footwear with the belt. A red shirt tunic with such black add-ons is a bold and snazzy option for informal parties and casual outings.
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