People have always been fascinated by the origins of things. Where did they come from? How were they made? And what's their story?
Tunics are a great example of this. People have worn them for centuries, and everyone has their own opinion on where they originated from. Some say that they came from Ancient Greece, while others believe that they originated in China.
Turns out, tunics have a pretty interesting history. Keep reading to learn more!
The medieval tunic was a garment usually simple in style that reached from the shoulders to an area between the hip and the knee. Tunics could have either long or short sleeves.
When pulled over the head, tunics would sit snugly around the neck without the use of lacing or ties. A belt or girdle with a buckle was usually worn around it. When multiple tunics were worn at once, the lower one was often short-sleeved and served as a shirt.
Most tunics were made in one color, although they might have a different colored lining. For people of higher classes, tunics were often dyed or richly embroidered, although the plainer ones were used frequently when layering different types. The most common materials used in tunics were wool and linen and for the wealthier, silk.
They were first worn by men, but are now they are pretty exclusively worn by women.
I think what I like most about them is they can be dressed up or down, worn as a longer top with Leggings or pants or depending on how great your legs are can also be worn as a dress, making them versatile pieces of clothing
Tunics are a great way to show off your style and personality! So whatever your opinion on their origins may be, make sure to rock your favorite tunic with pride!
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