Tunics were not only popular outerwear in ancient Rome, they are still part of the fashion world today, albeit only for women. Today’s tunics are made of silk or linen and are ideal for summer due to their thin fabric.
Classification of the tunic category
They have recently come back into fashion – modern tunic. The wonderfully light, summery tops are experiencing a renaissance, not least because of their versatility.
The tunic has a long history – it was already worn by men and women in Greece. At that time, it consisted of two slacks of cloth fastened at the shoulder with brooches as the front and back.
Usually it was made of white wool, later sleeves were put on, and central assemblies were made of belts. In this form it experienced the Middle Ages, when the state of the wearer could be recognized by the abundance of decorations.
To date, not much has changed in the basic tunic. The boxy, hipless cut loosely hugs the body. The length ranges from knee length to hip length. Often 3/4 long or short sleeves are attached, sometimes only a cut shoulder is visible.
The neckline is usually quite generous when slipping into the robe from below and there are no zippers or button plackets. Optionally round, square or with a vertical slit, the neckline is the only eye-catcher of the otherwise rather simple upper textile. Therefore, it is often decorated with embroidery, glittering appliques or borders, as well as the bottom hem and cuffs.
Longer models can be worn as dresses, shorter ones can be sporty with jeans or romantically elegant with skirts. If you love body sculpting, wear a folk belt or a simple cord.