How to Belt a Tunic

Jessica Alba demonstrates the stylish look of a belted tunic.

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A stylin’ tunic shirt or dress can fit you oh-so-comfortably while amping up the fierce factor in a big way. The long length and flowing fabric is flattering to most body types because it instantly elongates your bod. As you’re putting together a tunic outfit, grab something to whittle your middle. When you belt a tunic, you instantly define your waist for even more svelte chicness.


Slip on the tunic--it could be a pullover or button-down style with a scoop neck, standard collar or V-neck--every style is a little different but each one rocks out in its own way. If your tunic has a V-neck, layer a lacy cami underneath so it peeps out front and center.


Add something on the bottom half. Depending on the length of the tunic, you might just want tights for a tunic mini-dress style. Leggings are another option, working well for both tunic dresses and shirts. Try a tunic shirt with skinny jeans or trousers for a chic effect.


Choose your belt. Opt for something slightly substantial to draw the eye in and define your waist. A medium to wide-width leather belt with a chunky buckle is ideal. Another option is to choose a chunky chain belt for a bold accent over the tunic.

Things You'll Need



3.Belt (leather with metal buckle)

2.Tights, leggings or skinny jeans


Tips & Tricks


Accessorize further with trendy pieces. Peep-toe booties, thigh-high boots, strappy wedges or ballerina flats are all stylin’ options for your feet. Adding a long tassel chain around your neck will further emphasize the long look of the tunic.


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