What Jewelry to Wear With a Tunic
by Tina Boomerina
Now, that this is the “The Year of the Tunic”, Baby Boomer chicks are going to need to know what jewelry to wear with their beloved tunic tops and dresses. We can go a little into jewelry trends, but since we are intelligent Boomers, we know that fashion trends are not as important as flattering styles.
Well, I think I might ignore all the 2013/2014 jewelry trends… the trends that fashion editors rave about in order to keep their jobs. Hey, this is my site, and no one ever pays me to promote their products, so I’m free to say whatever I want… thank God.
We’re All Boomers Here
It’s much more fun to talk to you, as one Boomer to another, about the type of jewelry and fashion that you and I will wear in the real world… in real life. I don’t care what some celebrity wears.
And, because you’re a Boomer, I’m going to assume that you have a few tunics in your closet because tunics are uber flattering on older women who’ve gained a few pounds.
Hey, if I’m wrong and you look like Carmen Dell'Orefice, well, lucky you… but, for the rest of us… let’s get back to tunics.
Different Types of Tunics
Some tunics are meant to be worn as tops, some are meant to be worn as dresses, and some can be worn either way. However, in the United States, a garment that’s described as a tunic is usually designed to be worn as a top. Okay, not always… and it’s confusing, so let’s ignore that part.
Well, whenever I use the word tunic, I’m almost always talking about a long top that covers your tushie. You can, of course, wear this type of tunic as a dress, but you probably shouldn’t if it’s really short and you’re over 50… but, it’s up to you. To simplify things, I like to divide tunics into two categories:
- Boho: tunic tops that could be described using words such as, silky, slinky, gauzy, paisley, printed, Moroccan, Mexican, Asian, embellished, glittery, flowing, or hippie-style.
- Classic: tunic tops that could be described using words such as, simple, elegant, adaptable, tailored, structured, fitted, A-line, functional, normal, plain, or work-appropriate.
Both types of tunics are good and both types have a place in your life. Hey, I’m very artsy, and I have both types of tunics in my wardrobe, but I wear them in different ways… and sometimes I don’t know what jewelry I should wear with my different tunics. And, in all honesty, I’m writing this article as much for myself as I am for you... sometimes, writers don’t know what they “think” until they sit down and write. (article continues)
Keep reading about jewelry accessories for tunics on page two.