Tunic Top: The Perfect Layering Piece



I found the best-fitting tunic ever.  It fits in the shoulders but isn’t too tight around my butt and hips, drapes nicely (which is a nicer way of saying it doesn’t cling to a pooch) AND I can throw it in the washer and dryer.  I mean, technically it says dry clean, but don’t worry, I’ve washed (and dried) it.  Best part? It’s under $50.  I’ve been wearing this shirt alllll the time and love it so much I bought it in a second color.   Here’s how I’m wearing it now and how I’ll be wearing it into the cooler weather.

Warm Days & Nights

Thrown over a basic slip dress like this one from Michael Stars (which also works great as a long tank over leggings in the winter), it becomes a great (unexpected?) option for warmer weather.  Add flat sandals and a diaper bag for daytime or heels and a fun clutch for nights.








Slip Dress (local Marquette ladies, Che Bello sells a number of colors in this super comfortable dress cami!)

Sandals (sold out, but these are similar and adorable!)


Clutch (old, but this fringed bag is fun and perfect for fall!)



And Later in the Cooler Temps . . .

Take all of the essential fall layering pieces: over-the-knee boots, a blanket scarf, a (faux) fur vest, a colorful coat and mix as necessary!

First I just added the boots . . .


. . . then a blanket scarf . . .


(which doubled nicely as a cozy layer for baby G)


And topped it off with a faux fur vest . . . this is the softest one I’ve ever felt!


And finally, when it gets too cold to go without sleeves, opt for a coat in a fun color:






Over-the-Knee Boots

Blanket Scarf

Faux Fur Vest

Coat (it’s on sale for less than $40.  Seriously.)

Diaper Bag (it’s also available in a tote if you’re no longer in need of a diaper bag!)

I can’t tell you how much I love this shirt.  I’m all about the “flowy” tops that have such a nice drape, because I’m still post partum.  (Oh wait, it’s been over a year . . . whatever, I’m still going to count it.)  After Zack took these photos (both times) we went and got something to eat and I stuffed myself silly (both times).  Not that I’m condoning stuffing yourself all the time, but it’s nice to know you can and your outfit won’t give you away.  Just saying.  🙂





  1. Love it! That coat is super cute (and affordable! double win!) I have a similar shirt, I’ll have to try the vest and scarf idea with it!

  2. Love it! Any tips for styling whe you’ve still got the pooch and really big boobs? I also have broad shoulders so feel like I just look big all over in a tunic, even though they technically hide everything. How can I create a waist without really belting it? Maybe something low slung, or a half tuck? You look great and I love the layering, so will,be trying!

    • Haha, yes, this: broad shoulders (narrow hips) and tunics. Basically this “It fits in the shoulders but isn’t too tight around my butt and hips” has never been the problem, rather how to not be drowning in a tunic that fits the shoulders and bust…

    • Hi Mary! I think you’d be great in some flares! The volume at the bottom of the legs could offset the broadness of your shoulders. You should try this particular tunic, though – I was pleasantly surprised that it had some shape to it and wasn’t just big and oversized all over like lots of tunics are. (Plus you can’t beat free shipping and free returns!)

  3. Hi! What size did you get in the coat? I’m a nursing mama, so I have to make room for the ladies–and the site says to order one size up. How did you find that it fits?

    • Hi Erin! I would suggest going up one size . . . I’m typically an xs or s in coats and in this case the small was perfect. It is true that it runs small in the shoulders!

  4. Ok, I got this shirt during the anniversary sale, and I LOVE it! It is a good length on me. I am tall 5 ft 10in. It also fits me in the bust, flatters. I am pretty small on top with bigger hips. I was worried about the dry cleaning so I am so relieved to read that put yours in the dryer. I will be wearing this so much, I cannot dry clean it! It hasn’t been cold enough for me to wear it yet, but after reading your post, I can’t wait!

    • Lindsey- thank you for your comment. So helpful. I am 5’9″ and flat chested- as in AA (maybe even AAA!) and have wider-ish hips, and a slight pooch. Happy to hear this fits you and is flattering. Question for you- does this wrinkle??

    • Thanks for your comment! Like you I’m small on top with bigger hips, but I’m totally jealous of your height! 🙂 Go ahead and put it in the dryer . . . mine has held up beautifully so far! 🙂

  5. OMG Scotti- first of all, you look BEAUTIFUL!!! And second of all, I LOVE THIS!!! And, yes, I know typing in all caps represents shouting- for that is what I am doing! Shouting with excitement!!! It’s AWESOME!!! Lordy be I adore The Mom Edit, and its contributors!!!

    Now- one question, does this shirt wrinkle easily?

    One last hug- and a huge kiss! MWAH!!!!!!

    • Thank you SO much for the nice comment! It’s appreciated! 🙂 The shirt doesn’t wrinkle “easily,” but it does wrinkle. It actually came with some pretty serious creases out of the box so I just threw it in the dryer with some wet clothes. Wrinkles were gone in a flash! I’ve found it doesn’t wrinkle that much while actually wearing it, but if I leave it on the floor or something . . . then it does! 🙂 Thanks again for your kind words!

  6. Thanks Scotti! I was wondering what size coat you ordered. It says it runs small in the shoulders but it looks like it fits you well. Do you recommend sizing up?

  7. great looks, scotti! Could you share your gray nail color?? and maybe a tutorial on how to do that cool thing you do with your hair? WIth the pouf and the pins?? Ikr, probably simple for you, but not so simple for me:)

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