Tunic’s are hard for women of any body type to wear. They elongate our torso’s, truncate our legs, and often cut across the widest part of our lower half. As a pearshape woman, this becomes increasingly unflattering. A few weeks ago I came across this gorgeous sheer number at Nordstrom rack. It is shorter in the front than the back, had fun black/white detailing, and I figured it would be a perfect piece to add to my collection for Summer or Fall. The only downside was the tunic-like length in the back. Immediately I began thinking of ways to rework this piece to fit my style.
To give myself back some leg length and define a waist, I simply took the lightweight material and tucked it into my favorite pair of Levi Curve ID jeans. The material was thin enough that it didn’t create extra bulk on my bottom half and stayed tucked throughout the day. I added a belt to further define my waist and fun chains to bring out the toughness of the black and white contrast. My final touch was this gorgeous vintage Dolce and Gabbana snakeskin clutch passed down from my grandmother. It is easily one of my most prized possessions and does such an amazing job of adding a little extra edge to any outfit.
While I love the look of the top tucked into jeans, I am so excited to truly experiment with the tunic style and pair it with a short, black mini skirt and a black lace cami underneath for nights out.
This was my simple fix for wearing tunics as a pearshape, how do you wear tunics to fit your body type?