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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



Caerlaverock Wed 05-Dec-12 08:20:36

Arf @ denial clothing. My refusal to wear denial clothing does moderate my weight.

Caerlaverock Wed 05-Dec-12 08:21:06

Franke can we call them tabards?

Fedupnagging Wed 05-Dec-12 08:24:03

I love my tunics, leggings and boots and a bit blush that they're mummsy!

I am a petite size 12 with a tummy so find that look really flattering. I also love my skinnys too though.

Am mid 40's and struggle a bit to get the look right-don't want to look frumpy but also don't want to look like mutton dressed as.

lljkk Wed 05-Dec-12 08:24:56

These are the sorts of tunics I have been shopping for. I could not find them if I did not know they were labeled as tunics. Not tabards. Not sleeveless. Still called tunics because of the extra length. <<HUFF>>

ifancyashandy Wed 05-Dec-12 08:28:05

this sort of this must be banned.


Brycie Wed 05-Dec-12 08:30:03

Well shandy I like the shape of your link and I want a cream knit sweater with 3/4 sleeves and a "skirt". But I don't like the long shapeless jumpers of your link lijkk. That's what i think of more of a tunic.

FlourFace Wed 05-Dec-12 08:33:22

Agree, OP! They are AWFUL. And if you think a tunic is covering your wobbly bits and skimming you down, you see sadly mistaken. But at least everyone's main thought will be, "there goes another woman in a tunic" rather than "there is a slightly fat woman".

Brycie Wed 05-Dec-12 08:37:21

Actually if anyone has seen a cream knit sweater in that shape with a skirt and a polo neck or turtle neck can they link it

laptopdancer Wed 05-Dec-12 08:49:14

So what is on trend instead of the dreaded tunic?

garlicbaubles Wed 05-Dec-12 08:49:30

I bloody live in the things! This is because I am the wrong side of middle age, sport a mahoosive midriff and suffer incremental bloat as the day goes on. I've still got decent legs, however (for my age). So I completely agree with Northern, "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."

Trust me, you'd much rather have to look at me in a tunic than in something you might consider 'fitted'. Anyway, now I've cracked this year's layering thing, I'm not mumsy: I'm boho. Apparently grin

PetFox Wed 05-Dec-12 08:55:06

I don't think tunics exist. They all look either like short, shapeless dresses or big slouchy jumper dresses to me. Think they look better with opaque tights than with leggings, jeans or trousers. Why wear dresses and trousers together? It's just wrong.

MrsBucketxx Wed 05-Dec-12 08:57:21

i love mine,

but im not into following mn rules either. which includes wearing boot cuts and mum boots,

looks like there is more support fir them than you think.

what else would you suggest we wear.

Themumsnot Wed 05-Dec-12 09:14:34

I am very happy with the tunic/legging thing. I wear dresses for work - always.
I'm hourglass shaped and I have wasted so much money over the years on jeans which gap around the waist or fall off and are just plain unflattering. Good thick leggings or even (cover your eyes, Amblin) treggings sit nicely around my waist and unlike jeans, are comfortable to wear. And for the protection of the viewing public I wear tunics that come down to mid-thigh or even, gasp, almost knee-length. I may look mumsy, but who cares, I am a 48-year-old mum of three and I'm not trying to pretend otherwise.
Though I think my tunic/legging combos will look damn fine with these which I am hoping DH has taken the hint and bought me for Christmas.

InNeedOfBrandyButter Wed 05-Dec-12 09:22:52

I don't follow MN s&b rules either, am 24 a size 10 and 12 hourglass figure and I don't need mumsy boots and bootleg jeans. I won't wear anything from the boden and white company (sheep)

themumsnot I have that because my waist is a different size to my hips, bum and thighs. I find high waist jeans fit me best and look lovely, and I love those DMs not mumsy at all IMO.

pictish Wed 05-Dec-12 09:27:05

I have been doing tunics for years...since my teens. I'm a hippy with a big bum.
Tunic, skinnies, a hoody and biker boots. That's me.
I'm not a frump.

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 05-Dec-12 09:39:10

Well they suit me and I'm sticking to them. I'm a pear shape who has no end of trouble finding jeans that fit properly and long tops/short dresses AKA tunics cover the large bum and thighs perfectly.

MrsMerryMeeple Wed 05-Dec-12 09:59:46

I have no problem with the concept of tunics. But can someone please tell those wearing short tunics that don't actually cover their butt cheeks, together with tights, that they have forgotten their trousers! I don't want to see every curve of your vagina on the bus!

KrisMoose Wed 05-Dec-12 10:11:14

better than sequin fucking shorts

Ephiny Wed 05-Dec-12 10:14:06

I actually think they're very unflattering if you're a pear or hourglass shape. If you don't want to emphasise your pear shape, why would you want to cover up your best feature (small waist and in-and-out curves) with a big shapeless baggy jumper, and have your heavy thighs sticking out underneath? Seems like the worst possible choice to me. I think they're best for apple shapes with slim legs.

I know how difficult it is these days to get jeans and trousers to fit though sad

pictish Wed 05-Dec-12 10:17:49

But you choose a tinic which fabric and tailoring skims your waist. And for me, emphasises big boobs. None of my tunics are shapeless. I have about five at any one time and a I select each one carefully.
If it makes me lumpen it's a no goer.

PerryCombover Wed 05-Dec-12 10:18:52

Sequin shorts are miles better than tunics but I am mutton

No mutton ( glum ) = trying hard to grasp onto my youth with clawed liver spotted hands

No leggings on anyone over a size 16 please or skinny jeans = parsnip. Buy a full length mirror

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Wed 05-Dec-12 10:19:48

I don't wear the big baggy ones, I choose ones that fit the curves but don't cling and are long enough to cover the heavy thighs. They really do balance everything out. Empire line are a no-no.

putonyourredshoes Wed 05-Dec-12 10:20:20

I can't get past incremental bloat

Fuck tunics, that is going in my vocabulary and I don't even suffer from it!

iwantanafternoonnap Wed 05-Dec-12 10:20:47

I just want to feel comfortable and so don't want my chubby body shoved into clothes that make me feel uncomfortable and I am a mum and don't care if I look like one. Far more important stuff to be doing or more fun things to be doing than caring how someone perceives my choice of clothes.

AmberNectarine Wed 05-Dec-12 10:24:59

Tunics and leggings are only one step away from pyjamas, and the only time they are acceptable is post-birth or convalescing.

Nobody ever looked at a woman in a tunic, leggings and knee-high boots and thought 'there goes a stylish woman'.

At least sequin shorts are fun. I respect someone who takes a risk more than someone who puts on a joyless uniform everyday.

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