Tunics and tunic dresses are incredibly relaxed for a women's fashion items that's so versatile and dependable. Plus, when it's too hot to even think about dressing up, a tunic will help you to keep your cool. It's not for nothing that these fluid, flattering garments originated in hot countries. And therefore, a good place to start, if you're new to tunics, is by adding one to your beach bag. It is the easiest cover-up ever after a swim or spell in the sun. There are many ways to wear tunics when you're not on holiday too. Leggings and skinnies are the obvious choice for teaming with a tunic, especially when lounging around at home. If it's a tunic dress, though, you can easily do without pants and wear it like a dress. A more retro look that falls somewhere between casual and cocktail hour is the combination of a breezy, flowy tunic and sheer wide-legged pants. It's a look that calls out for a martini and strappy platforms. Or go for one of the most elegant looks ever in a tunic and pants in the same fluid monochromatic colour with an A-line silhouette. It oozes all the understated glamour and easy sophistication of a rendezvous on the French Riviera. And you thought tunics were just for your auntie! While many women still see tunics as somewhat boho and strictly for summer, their great benefit is that they cover a multitude of sins, which is so what we need in winter. Look for jersey fabrics and elegant neutrals or statement colour blocking to up your winter wardrobe game by several notches. Remember, structure and a weighty fabric make all the difference if you're going for a tailored look. Team your winter tunic with straight-leg or slim fit pants and heels. Classic!