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will we EVER rid the concept of a TUNIC from S&B?

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Amblin Wed 05-Dec-12 07:29:15

no its none of my business
no there is still world poverty to worry about



Amblin Wed 05-Dec-12 07:29:40

they are the MUM BOOTS of the knitwear world

Amblin Wed 05-Dec-12 07:30:19

If you have to wear one please dont SHOVE it in my face - do it in the privacy of your own home!

peggyblackett Wed 05-Dec-12 07:31:26

They are foul. Agreed. Can safely say I have never owned anything tunicky.

Pinkflipflop Wed 05-Dec-12 07:32:40

Isn't a tunic just a slightly above the knee dress? confused I like them!! blush

peggyblackett Wed 05-Dec-12 07:34:46

No, it's a shapeless sack that falls just below the arse and people feel compelled to wear with leggings.

Fairylea Wed 05-Dec-12 07:35:02

If you are a size 14-16 like me they are great. It means you can continue to wear skinny jeans and fantastic boots without showing your wider than average bum to the world. And they are warm. And comfortable. So there. smile

peggyblackett Wed 05-Dec-12 07:35:27

Leggings should also be banned. Unless you are 14 and the size of a twiglett they make you look bad.

BranchingOut Wed 05-Dec-12 07:38:02

Well, how else do you bridge the gap created by trousers that are cut too low?
Tunics are a godsend as soon as you put on a bit of weight, so I (size 12) will be wearing them until further notice!

MrsSnow Wed 05-Dec-12 07:44:14

Surely ever so slightly see through leggings are SO much worse?

BranchingOut Wed 05-Dec-12 07:48:01

But I am not a leggings wearer - only over trousers.

lljkk Wed 05-Dec-12 07:48:31

No no no, I have just got my head around tunics. I didn't like the original ones out 10 years ago (short sleeve, tiny boob space big belly frilly space & fabric). But now tunic just means relatively long top, of any other construction & style otherwise. Which is what I need. Because I've short legs & long body. The typical tunic barely reaches my hips but "dress shirts" are still too long. So now I finally know what to look for in the shops when I seek a top that fits me ("tunics"). I NEED tunics, damnit.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Wed 05-Dec-12 07:49:12

I think that's why they are so hated. Because they are comfortable, mumsy, hide a bit of weight and are not tight. It feels better to put on a pair of stretchy leggings and a tunic because it fits nicelt, rather than attempt to pull on a pair of jeans which are too tight and confront the fact you need to drop half a stone. They are denial clothes (I speak for myself, not generally).

InNeedOfBrandyButter Wed 05-Dec-12 07:51:21

I love tunics and leggings, a wide belt to pull in the waist is must and I'm not old or mumsy or fat.

germyrabbit Wed 05-Dec-12 07:57:09

they make me look a whole lot fatter than i usually am but think they look okay and quite nice on some people! think you need to be a pear sort of shape and im an apple so just look blobby in them

BunnyLebowski Wed 05-Dec-12 08:01:15

Tunics + leggings are the worst kind of frumpy mumiform.

GetorfsaMotherfuckingMorrisMan Wed 05-Dec-12 08:05:29

I think tunics are like the winter version of the maxi dress.

Look grim, not as flattering as you would think, and seem to have been fashion staples for about 6 years.

RarelyUnreasonable Wed 05-Dec-12 08:08:23

I had a baby last week and feel much more stylish in a tunic than a pyjama (check my S&B lingo wink). That said, I cannot wait to be back in non-tunicky clothes - guess I need to stop shovelling down the mince pies first.

Brycie Wed 05-Dec-12 08:09:28

Can somebody link to a picutre of what's referred to as a tunic? I think I'm thinking of a tabard. I thought a tunic was a sort of large back and front bib without any sleeves.

Brycie Wed 05-Dec-12 08:10:02

When I think of a tunic I think of Willa Will Dance out of Bunty magazine at her modern ballet class.

Brycie Wed 05-Dec-12 08:10:28

What's "a pyjama"?

Mrsrobertduvallsaysboo Wed 05-Dec-12 08:12:27

I Look amazing in my tunics grin
But when you're 6 feet tall, size 12 and can wear fitted things, you can get away with most things.

laptopdancer Wed 05-Dec-12 08:15:11

I would like to know what i can use as a suitable alternative to a long shirt or tunic please.

I cannot tuck in and need to cover a large belly and very thick waist.

Northernlurker Wed 05-Dec-12 08:17:59

Hmmmmm. I think it depends on your expectations tbh. I am a size 22. If I thought there was an outfit out there that would make me look thin I would be kidding myself. I am not thin. I will not look thin. I can look smart, comfortable, warm and like I've bothered though. Part of doing that turns out to be by wearing leggings and tunics. I'm going to wear a nice warm boden wool one today actually. I pick necklines which don't over-emphasise the boobs that's all. So today you can see I have plump calves. I have plump calves. The world will keep turning......grin

Franke Wed 05-Dec-12 08:19:19

Is it a nomenclature issue? Would it be more bearable if we found an alternative word to describe a tunic?

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