The tunic has come a long way since the days of the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. Tunics are now worn almost exclusively by women. Their proportions have shortened, but the word "tunic" still describes a long blouse with a somewhat straight cut that mimics the silhouette of the classic Roman garment. Tunics for women might be flowing, crisp or fashion forward like that sports a beautiful and feminine arched hem. But one thing all tunic tops have in common is their length.
GETTING THE PERFECT FIT
Tunics tops are flattering on all body types. However, some variances work better for certain shapes. As to length, a tunics for women should cover the derriere and hit at least at the top of the thigh.
They may be longer, but petite women run the risk of making their legs look even shorter in an extra-long style. A well-balanced garment like our Zipper dress/tunis that provides the easy look of a tunic while still flattering the legs.
Women who want to accentuate their hourglass figure should choose a slightly fitted version like the London Mod Tunic that flares out gently at the hips, creating the look of a smaller waist.
Very straight garments with slightly curved hem like the Bohemian Blouse work well for most women, but should never fit tight across the tummy. Be sure to select a size large enough that it just skims the body without pulling.