Can You Wear a Tunic Blouse With Stockings?

Cher Lloyd sports a tunic blouse over stockings in London, England.

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Most women have experienced that moment when you look at your tunic blouse and think, "So, this actually looks like a mini-dress, but ... will that be weird if I just go for it?" Take a look at celebs and chic passersby decked out in on-trend street style and you'll find the answer to your question; as long as your tunic is long enough to remain modest when you walk or sit down, and opaque enough that you can't see through it, you can totally wear your tunic over a pair of stockings for a flirty look.

Glam

When you really need a glam outfit for a night out -- think New Year's Eve party -- throwing a tunic and stockings together offers an easy-to-accomplish yet super-glam look. Imagine you're donning a metallic silver tunic blouse with a plunging V neckline and long sleeves. To cover up your legs, slide into a pair of opaque black stockings. Pop your feet into a pair of black suede platform pumps for a leg-lengthening, super-sexy effect.

Romantic

While you may think of a tunic and stockings as a sultry pairing, you can totally amp up the romantic factor instead, for a sweeter approach. Visualize yourself in a cobalt blue crinkle chiffon tunic blouse with three-quarter sleeves, a tie-neck detail and an all-over amber-hued mini-floral print. Pull on a pair of deep brown stockings beneath and you're almost done. Step into a pair of cognac booties with high cone heels and enjoy your pretty ensemble.

Sleek

If you lean toward a sleek, refined aesthetic, this simple look is right up your fashion alley. Start with a solid-hued tunic blouse in a silky material with a bateau neckline and long dolman sleeves -- think emerald green or cobalt blue. Pull on a pair of opaque black stockings beneath your tunic -- for an extra kick opt for a pair with shimmer. Slide your feet into a pair of black ankle boots with stiletto heels and your minimalistic ensemble will garner much admiration.

Edgy

When you're feeling the desire to wear an edgy look during the cooler months, a tunic and stockings is all you need to get started. Envision yourself in a black, boxy, tunic-length blouse with long sleeves and a round neckline. Instead of your classic dark stockings, opt for an edgy kick with a bold statement -- choose anything your heart desires from solid fuchsia to gold cable-knit. Pop your feet into black, flat, mid-calf boots -- so hot.

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