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How to Style Tunics?

April 21, 2015

Batool Zia

By Batool Zia

Batool is the owner and founder of EasternThings.com, which carries eastern clothing for men and women, decorative and religious items as well as books.

 

 

Are you one of those people who always look stylish, no matter what? Are you in trouble because you have run out of ideas and need something new. Well, we are here to help you with that. Women’s tunics are a great way to add many different outfits to your wardrobe with just one or two new tunics. They are not only versatile but they look chic no matter how you style it and what you pair it with. The best thing about tunics is that there are literally so many different ways you can style them and so many different varieties available that you can never get bored of buying and sporting new tunics.

I have an obsession with tunics and cannot get enough of them, which is why I am always buying a new one although my wardrobe cannot take any more of it. However, wherever I go, people ask me how we manage to look stylish all the time even with a full-time job. There is a way to buy few clothes and then transform them into many different outfits with the same few pieces. Let’s take a look at these tricks.

  • My favorite way to style tunics is with skinny jeans and knee high boots. The tunics are loose and made from a silky fabric. This whole outfit is pulled together with a leather belt tied at the waist. You can go with a printed tunic as well or a solid color. Pastel colors and white works best with knee high boots. This is how I dress when I go out during the winters or the spring season. Summer is too hot for boots so during the hot days, my go to outfit is sandals, a loose cotton tunic, usually sleeveless paired with shorts.
  • In spring season, when the weather is neither cold nor hot but just pleasant, I wear bright colored tunics with cotton trousers or skirts. I tend to lean towards printed, bright tunics and accessorize it with long, funky chains. Jeans are usually paired with boots, while skirts are paired with sandals when I wear tunics.
Women's Top Black and Red Tunic Kurti
    • When the days are pleasant, I go for more fitted tunics paired with leggings or shorts. If I am wearing a loose tunic, I belt it to flaunt my figure. Recently, I also came across knitted tunics that are great for cold days as these tunics keep me warm when paired with gloves and boots.
    • One of my favorite combinations is an aqua or turquoise colored sleeveless tunic with black jeans and pumps with a scarf wrapped around my neck. The combination looks amazing and I have gotten many compliments on it.
    • When I have to attend any formal event or when I want to wear my tunics to work, I pair them with a pencil skirt and pointed pumps. I keep my hair tied and prefer the tunics with a button-down front and pointed collars.
    There are so many different ways to wear tunics that I can’t even begin to mention them all in one article. There are long skirts, short skirts, shorts, jeans, skinny jeans, leggings, pencil skirt and many other ways to create a new outfit every time I step out. There are so many different footwear as well as accessories that I use to make the tunic look like a new outfit as well as many different ways I do my hair. The possibilities are literally endless. Creating new outfits from a few tunics is nothing short of art but everyone can learn this art, once they get into the rhythm of it and start enjoying the results.



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    Size chart

    Women's Apparel - Tops, Tunics, Blouses and Kurtis

    Following are body measurements. Apparel is stitched to fit the appropriate body size.

    General Size US Size Bust Waist Hips
    XXS 00 32 26 34.5
    XS 2 34 28 36.5
    S 6 36 30 38.5
    M 10 38 32 40.5
    L 14 41 35 43.5
    XL 18 44.5 38.5 47
    1X 20W 46.5 41.5 49
    2X 22W 48.5 43.5 51
    3X 26W 52.5 48 55

    Men's Apparel - Kurta Pajama, Kazeem Shalwar

    Following are body measurements. Apparel is stitched to fit the appropriate body size.

    General Size Neck Sleeve Chest Waist
    XS 13-13½ 32 32-34 28-30
    S 14-14½ 32½ 34-36 30-32
    M 15-15½ 34 38-40 34-36
    L 16-16½ 35 42-44 38-40
    XL 17-17½ 35½ 46-48 42-44
    Big 5'8-5'11        
    XXL 18-18½ 36 50-52 46-48
    3XL 19-19½ 36-36½ 54-56 49-53
    4XL 20-20½ 36½-37 58-60 54-57
    5XL 21-21½ 36½-37 62-64 58-61
    Tall 6'1 - 6'3        
    LT 16-16½ 35½-36 42-44 36-39
    XLT 17-17½ 36-36½ 46-48 40-44
    2XLT 18-18½ 36½-37½ 50-52 45-48
    3XLT 19-19½ 37½-38 54-56 49-53
    4XLT 19-19½ 38-38½ 58-60 54-57

    Girl's Apparel - Kurta Pajama, Kazeem Shalwar

    Following are body measurements. Apparel is stitched to fit the appropriate body size.

    Age Size Height Weight Chest Waist Hip Inseam
    3 - 4 4 XS 38 - 41 35 - 39 lbs 21 - 22 21½ - 22 22 - 23 15½ - 17½
    4 - 5 5 S 41 - 44 39 - 45 lbs 22 - 23 22 - 22½ 23 - 24 17½ - 18¾
    5 - 6 6 S 44 - 46½ 45 - 50 lbs 23 - 24 22½ - 23 24 - 25 18¾ - 20¼
    6 - 7 7 M 46½ - 49½ 50 - 58 lbs 24 - 25½ 23 - 23½ 25 - 26½ 20¼ - 23¼
    7 - 8 8 M 49½ - 52 58 - 68 lbs 25½ - 26½ 23½ - 24½ 26½ - 27¾ 23½ - 24¼
    8 - 9 10 L 52 - 55½ 68 - 87 lbs 26½ - 27½ 24½ - 25½ 27¾ - 29 24¼ - 25½
    9 - 10 12 L 55½ - 58½ 87 - 100 lbs 27½ - 28½ 25½ - 26½ 29 - 30½ 25½ - 27¼
    10 - 11 14 XL 58½ - 61½ 100 - 110 lbs 28½ - 30½ 26½ - 28 30½ - 32 27¼ - 29¾
    11 - 12 16 XXL 61½ - 64 110 - 120 lbs 30½ - 32 28 - 29.5 32 - 33.5 29¾ - 31

    Bridal

    Following are body measurements. Apparel is stitched to fit the appropriate body size.

    General Size Bust Waist Hips Arms
    2 32 23.5 35.5 13
    4 33 24.5 36.5 13.25
    6 34 25.5 37.5 13.5
    8 35 26.5 38.5 13.75
    10 36.5 28 40 14
    12 38 30 41.5 14.5
    14 39.5 31.5 43 14.75
    16 41 33 44.5 15.25
    18 42.5 34.5 46 15.75
    20 44.5 35.5 47.5 16.5
    22 46.5 36.5 49.5 17.5
    24 48.5 38.5 51.5 18
    26 50.5 40.5 53.5 18.5
    28 53.5 43.5 56.5 19.5
    30 56.5 46.5 59.5 20.5
    32 59.5 49.5 62.5 21.5

    Women's Pants

    Following are body measurements. Apparel is stitched to fit the appropriate body size.

    General Size Waist Hip Inseam
    0 24 34.5 31
    2 25 35.5 31
    4 26 36.5 31
    6 27 37.5 31
    8 28 38.5 31.5
    10 29 39.5 31.5
    12 30.5 41 31.5
    14 32 42.5 31.5
    16 33.5 44 31.5
    18 35 45.5 31.5
    Plus Sizes
    12W 33 42 31.5
    14W 35 44 31.5
    16W 37 46 31.5
    18W 39 48 31.5
    20W 41 50 31.5
    22W 43 52 31.5
    24W 45 54 31.5
    26W 47 56 31.5
    28W 49 58 31.5
    30W 51 60 31.5
    32W 53 62 31.5
    Petite
    2P 23.5 34 29
    4P 24.6 35 29
    6P 25.5 36 29
    8P 26.5 37 29.5
    10P 27.5 38 29.5
    12P 29 39.5 29.5
    14P 30.5 41 29.5