Their ubiquity online and on home-shopping networks have turned tunics into no-brainer mainstays. But there are a few new twists: a slight tailoring at the waist for a more flattering graze, while asymmetry turns a hem into a playful come-hither. Refined fabrics, strategic draping, and added embellishments transform tunics into alternatives for eveninglike an elegant, artier version of the pantsuit.HOW TO WEAR IT
If you have the youth and the legs, wear one as a dress. If you’re just hanging out, step into skinny-leg pants or baby bell-bottoms. But if you want to strut in a comfy showstopper at night, choose a top and pants in a matching luxe fabric, or try one in a high-contrast color. Accessorize with dramasleek chandeliers, a mile-long pendant, or a brooch at the waistto spotlight the beautiful soft draping.
Photos: (left to right) Diane von Furstenberg
, Giorgio Armani
, Alberta Feretti