Friday, June 04, 2010

Enjoy Summer in Tunics / Kaftans / Smocks

Smock / Tunic dresses are the simplest thing to throw on for summer. Tunics are versatile, comfortable and flatter almost any figure. They can form numerous looks or outfits, and in different lengths and materials, they are fit for various seasons. Even summer tunics can easily transition into fall with a sweater / wrap.

Straight or flared, solid colors or prints, with or without embroidery and sequins, tunics are great choices for this summer. Wear your favorite ones all sorts of ways:

Over leggings: A loose, longish tunic dress looks perfect when worn over cropped or full-length leggings. Pair it with flat sandals for casual chic or high-heeled booties for more sophisticated looks.

Over skinny/slim-cut jeans: If leggings aren’t your style, try wearing your tunic dress over skinny jeans or very slim-cut boot cut jeans. Jeans are so versatile and fit for various occasions.

Over wide-leg trousers: It may be tricky. A tunic dress and wide-leg trousers can look bulky together, but when put together correctly, it works. Choose a tunic dress with an A-line or slim silhouette, then balance it with dark wide-leg trousers. The darker color makes the trousers look slimmer, and the whole look isn’t too heavy.

With a loose belt: Tying a loose belt around a tunic dress creates a whole different look. It’s casual enough for day if the belt is worn low on the tunic dress on the hips, and it works when the tunic dress is worn over leggings or jeans. For night, try tying a glitzier or dark belt around the tunic dress with high heels or high heeled booties.

Alone as a mini dress: It could be real sexy for parties. For more dramatic head turning looks, wear with high heeled low boots or high heeled sandals. Wider boat like necklines exposing the collarbone detailed with a thin scarf or choker necklace keeps the look sexy yet fresh.

Looking your best while being comfortable has never been easier this summer!