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The tunic is a versatile and classic blouse first introduced to the fashion faithful by the ancient Romans and Greeks. This cool top is a fashion fave because it flatters most body types and covers a multitude of sins. If you have a knit tunic hanging in your closet, you can transition this wardrobe staple from day to evening in an instant.
A knit tunic with a jewel-encrusted neckline is a perfect top for cocktail hour during the winter holidays. Stroll into your next holiday party with a pair of velvet leggings and your favorite silver or gold knit tunic top. Define your waistline with a thin metallic belt and slip into black satin pumps to accent the ensemble. Finish the look with a big crystal cocktail ring, two coats of mascara and a strong swipe of red lipstick.
If you have great legs, flaunt them in a tunic. Wear your knit top with a pair of platform pumps for a night of dancing with your girlfriends. To make sure your unmentionables are covered whether you're sitting or standing, the bottom of the tunic should graze your midthigh. If you are afraid of a wardrobe malfunction while you're hitting the clubs, wear fitted shorts under your teeny-tiny tunic.
Over a Swimsuit
Want to look fashionable as you relax by the pool? Your paper-thin knit tunic doubles as a beach or pool cover-up. Add extra flash to your bikini or one-piece with an armful of colored bangles, a big straw tote and an eye-catching pair of pastel sandals. To transition your knit tunic from shore to restaurant, pair it with short shorts and silver sandals for evening.
With Skinny Jeans
White or navy skinny jeans balance a blousy and billowy red or purple tunic perfectly. While a knit tunic will graze the body, unlike its silk or cotton counterpart, you can still cover a bulging tummy with a pair of high-waisted skinny jeans. Complete the look with suede ballet flats and a white or navy leather clutch. Skip the nude lipstick -- paint on the pretty with a vivid plum lip tint.