Long tunic tops are popular these days, and there are ways to wear—and ways not to wear—these pieces. Tunics are great because they allow you to take advantage of trends like skinny jeans and leggings, while still covering some of the most common problem areas—butt, thighs, hips, etc.
But there are tunic-wearing mistakes! Because they’re loose and flowing, tunics actually look best with tighter pairs of pants. If you wear wide-legged or flowing pants with tunics, you’re adding width to yourself, too! And pairing a tunic with a flowing skirt can also be a problem. One solution: add a belt around your waist to give yourself some shape.
A good rule of thumb is to pair flowing tops with more fitted bottoms, or vice versa. When you wear tighter fitting pants with your tunic tops, you can show off slimmer knees or calves. If you wear a fitted top with loose-fitting pants, you can emphasize your neck, shoulders or collarbones.