In the olden days, it used to be the most common piece of clothing of the Roman citizens: then the tunic had disappeared from the face of the Earth for many centuries. Until a clever designer triggered a renaissance of the super-long shirt a couple of years ago: the beginning of a whole new tunic hype.
Tunics in all different colours and shapes followed – the possibilities seemed almost limitless: tunics as a laid-back beach outfit, as fresh business tops or as short and hot party eye-catchers. Tunics are all the rage and they continue their victory parade in the world of fashion. Even today the tunic can be found in almost every collection with various different fabrics and prints, just like this new kind of tunic: the tunic dress
. The tunic dress is not a proper tunic, i.e. a top, but it isn’t a real dress either; it’s a mix of both, actually a kind of super-long tunic. The main characteristics of tunic dresses are the oversize / A-line cut without a distinctive waistline and the light cotton- or viscose- fabric that makes a tunic dress so very airy, often in combination with 7/8 sleeves.