WIW big flowers tunic (K/T?)

End of the first week of planning my outfits ahead of time.  I think I like it - it left energy in the morning to take pics outside and even comb my hair (most days...), because I didn't have to think about what to wear!

Today I wanted to wear a tunic over leggings - a silhouette that's been interesting to me for a long time, but I never feel like I can pull it off.  I want to keep trying though, and get it.  So here's the current attempt.

The tunic is a large scale floral - blue and gray, and the leggings are gray.  I tried out four shoes, and I think the birks work better than the others - am I right?

Also, is this tunic something worth keeping?  I like the pattern and the fabric, but am not sure the fit is right and am not really sure at all how to make it work.

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18 Comments

  • annagybe replied 2 years ago

    I think the string belt dates it, try without it. Though today's florals are different. It still might work for a tonal blue look, is with jeans.

  • Laura (rhubarbgirl) replied 2 years ago

    Is it a belt or a sewn in waist? To me it just looks like a dress that's a bit too short for you. I spent years trying to make those kinds of dresses work for me before I gave up, so maybe I've got a poison eye for them.

    I actually like the print and on you but I'm not sure how I'd style it differently.

  • amiable replied 2 years ago

    It's a sewn in elastic waist, and sounds like it's a "toss" - thank you!  (I may cut it into just a skirt - not sure....)

  • Thistle replied 2 years ago

    I like the print, less sure about the cut. Do you have a different belt you could try with it?

  • Daria replied 2 years ago

    With your legs you can pull off almost anything, but not sure about this cut. :) Worth trying it with very skinny jeans though, and a belt - it might work.

  • Sara L. replied 2 years ago

    I like the floral pattern and the shoes in #1 and #3.  Can you just cut out the elastic? I don't sew so I'm not sure if that's possible.

  • catgirl replied 2 years ago

    OK, I'm the spanner now - I really like this and think you should wear it as a dress with cool booties. :)

  • Nebraskim replied 2 years ago

    I would try with a wide belt. I like with the blue or silver shoes.

  • marianna replied 2 years ago

    I really like the print, but I think it's too big on you? I think these types of elastic waists are supposed to be closer to the body. I like the look best with the sneakers in #4.

  • Deborah replied 2 years ago

    I was going to suggest wearing without the belt but I see it's sewn in.  I am with Una and could see this working.  How about you add a leather belt over the sewn in belt if it's not too bulky??  A cognac belt and boots might look cool.

  • amiable replied 2 years ago

    I'll give it a try before I purge it Deborah!  :)

  • Beth Ann replied 2 years ago

    Amy, I'd try the tunic with a leather belt -- in black, white or blue, and perhaps a capri legging or slender skinnies (skinny white capris?) beneath.

  • jackiec replied 2 years ago

    I'm hopeless regarding the style, but I have to say that the blue looks so fab with your current hair colour. Wow.

  • Olivegreen replied 2 years ago

    I like the color on you, too. I think with bare legs and shorts under it would be very summer. It is the leggings that seem to be fighting it?

  • rachylou replied 2 years ago

    I like the print a whole lot, but feel the neckline is very wide... like the dress is too big and it's slipping down.

  • AJ replied 2 years ago

    I like the color and print of the tunic on you, but my first thought was that it was a size too big.

  • Windchime replied 2 years ago

    Another one here who loves the color and print on you. The blue is amazing with your hair color!

  • Karin L H replied 2 years ago

    I like this look! Wonderful blue and I like the print. I also quite like the neckline, that it's a bit wide. But I agree with some of the others to maybe try it with a belt.

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