I was just walking in town and as we’re in summer I could not help but notice the sheer amount of tunics worn over figure-hugging or bootcut pants or leggings by women of all shapes and sizes. But what struck me the most was how not too many women know how to choose THE right shapes for their body type.
In case you’re on the fence as to whether you’re doing it right, here’s a few basic steps for a great foundation. The rest is up to you.
No 1. The right length: The shorter you are, the shorter the tunic needs to be. If you go for a longer length, you will unfortunately end up looking even shorter than you are, and I think no woman wants that. Average height and tall women can opt for a shorter or a longer length, as this actually elongates their already tall bodies.
No. 2. The right shape: You should always, always, always choose a shape that flatters you the most. If you’re an apple or a pear-shape, you should go for a shape that compliments your body and gives it a bit more structure. Strong A-line shapes would the best option to go for. Hourglass and longer figures on the other hand will find it easier as they can go for a more fitted look that actually accentuates their figure.
No 3. The right shoes: Generally speaking shorter women should opt for shoes, which give them some extra centimeters. But having said that, flats are equally good on a shorter and taller woman. The key is to know with what to wear them. Let me give you an example. If you’re short and you opt for a longer tunic over a pair of pants and then put on a pair of ballerinas, what do you think might be the outcome? The proportions would be way off. But if you follow steps 1 and 2, you should be able to pull off your look successfully even with a pair of flats. Average height and tall women are luckier as they can get away with wearing either flats or heals.
So there you have it. My simple steps to pulling off the tunic-over-pants look.