Refined in silk chiffon, romantic with ruffles and flowers, with ethnic flavor or 70s style. Tunics are versatile and very easy-to-wear garments, because they could be perfectly matched with the most glamorous outfits, giving also a touch of sophistication to casual look.
The caftan, a model of sensuality for women from all over the world
Caftan, with its simple shapes, soft lines and precious fabrics, is one of the trendiest garment of the season. But it also has a very ancient origin. Loved by any women across the world, this extraordinary piece elegantly wear all types of silhouettes, gently accompanying body movements and making refined every moment of the day.
Among the models of tunics for women's fashion, the caftan is certainly one of the most versatile types, often made even more graceful by wonderful prints and precious fabrics such as silk chiffon.
It’s actually perfect for every moment of the day, both in combination with trousers and shorts. Now the caftan has 70s-style floral pattern, like for Chloé’s models, sophisticated paisley patterns and oriental prints, like those by Tory Burch, Pinko and Etro or multicolored stripes, such as for the Brunello Cucinelli and Missoni’s models.
The attention of the trendiest designers also focuses on details, like the drawstrings, the soft sashes to tie on waistline, the decorations of embroideries and tassels. To give a glam touch to caftan, you could choose a flat sandal decorated with shiny gemstones, but also a high heel that slims the figure and makes it even more elegant.
How to wear the tunic being always super elegant
Beyond the caftan, which is certainly the most loved by women, there are also several types of tunics that can be perfect with various combinations.
The poncho for example, which Missoni proposes shaded or with stripes and that Agnona creates in a beautiful brandy nuance using cashmere blended with silk, is another extremely versatile model. You can combine it with a pair of skinny jeans for a glam effect or even wear it over the jacket for the cooler days. The important thing is that it should be always very colorful and made with soft fabrics.
The straight tunic instead, which has very ancient origins, this year is colored with bright patterns:
- Tory Burch is inspired by constellations for her printed cotton tunics
- Emilio Pucci brings on catwalk its iconic psychedelic and colorful 60s-style prints
- Diesel and Tibi propose multicolored stripes for their straight-line tunics with zip closure or V-neckline
- Chiffon tunics with polka dots are proposed by Theory and Dolce & Gabbana in the classic black-and-white combination and by Red Valentino with 70's style colors and proportions
- Camilla and Max Mara choose flowers, one represented as botanical illustrations, the other in terms of embroidered edges
Straight tunics could also be very long, like the one proposed by Oscar De La Renta with black-and-white floral prints and like the pastel-colored one seen on catwalk at See by Chloe. Or extra short, such as the floral printed chiffon ones outfits proposed by Dolce & Gabbana, to wear with a pair of denim shorts. Or like those in lace created by Ermanno Scervino, that could be worn alone as a mini-dresses or even better with leggings.
Among the mini-dress types, there are also tunic decorated with soft flounces, which emphasize the body’s femininity giving movement to the figure. This year frills are made in many different fabrics, from the denim used by Gucci, to cotton of Zadig & Voltaire and Dolce & Gabbana, or in chiffon decorated with small floral patterns for Twinset.
Among the newer types there are the open tunics, to be used instead of cardigans, completing the day and elegant outfits, such as the models with printed or embroidered fabrics by P.A.R.O.S.H. and Tory Burch. Or the asymmetric models, longer on the back and shorter in front, proposed by Monse and Rick Owens.
Even kimono is back in fashion, with its wide sleeves and beautiful prints. The 70s-style flowers are reinterpreted by Gucci in its perfectly Japanese-style kimonos, while they are more romantic in the satin kimonos by P.A.R.O.S.H. Effects of transparency, instead, for the the animal prints designed by Roberto Cavalli, Moschino and Dolce & Gabbana.
How to match the kimono? Use it instead of the jacket even for the elegant outfits. It will also give a touch of sensuality to your look, if you choose to combine it with a short top, while it could also make elegant the most classic pair of jeans.