Tunics remain very popular, and they are incredibly comfortable, but they can be overwhelming on women with short legs. Many of us ladies over sixty do not like to show our waistlines at all. The tunic is the perfect top for covering the middle while showing off arms, legs, and shoulders.
Getting the proportions right while wearing tunics can be tricky. My guidelines include wearing a tunic only with long pants and shoes similar in tone and color. For example, I would never, under any circumstance, wear a red tunic with white cropped pants and black shoes. Keeping the colors to a minimum also helps to give the body a longer, leaner look. V-necklines or long necklaces help to draw the eyes up and down. Details such as cutouts need to stand alone, so a bold vertical pair of earrings and a dramatic bracelet can add just the right touch.
When it is too hot to wear anything more, a lightweight, flowing tunic over slim pull-on wide waistband pants and sandals work like a dream for evenings. Add a dramatic necklace and a small evening clutch I am ready for date night.
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Mr. Mickey’s first course was an heirloom tomato salad with a locally made cheese and fried okra.
My first course was the Appalachian Tabbouleh. Tabbouleh is a Levantine vegetarian salad made of mostly finely chopped parsley with tomatoes, cucumber, mint, onion, bulgur, and seasoned with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
We often order two items from the appetizer side of the menu and then share a dessert. On this evening, we each ordered the Slow Poached Maine Lobster as an entree and shared the delightful Sticky Toffee Pudding.
The Jeanne Robertson performance was sold out, so we arrived early to find a place to park. If you ever get a chance to go to her show, don’t miss out. We laughed ’till we cried’ for an hour and a half. She is one of the funniest, most genuinely kind people we have ever had the pleasure to meet. (Please forgive the poor quality cell phone photo below.)
The purple ruffle sleeve tunic by Clara Sunwoo was a gift from My Fair Lady. The slim pull-on style pants are from Chico’s a few years ago. The shoes are by Sam Edleman. The evening clutch is several years old. The necklace is by Petra Meiren via Caravans. Petra Meiren is a Germany-based jewelry designer who has been hand-making sophisticated pieces since 1992.
The blog post for tomorrow will include a video and tips for wearing brown as core wardrobe pieces. Have a beautiful day!