Swim tunics have been around for a very long time-in fact, before the 1930′s most bathing suits were actually more like tunics. Today we wear them not solely for modesty, but for hiding our imperfections-even after hitting the gym (or lack there of)!
This summer’s swim tunic is a great investment piece because designers have gotten practical and are designing cover-ups to have multiple functions.
Lace tunics can double as a dress by simply adding a slip underneath and any oversized tunics can be belted to achieve a more tailored look. Colorful printed tunics work great with jeggings and flats to create an elegant bohemian style. Add a little pizzazz to a solid tunic by adding a necklace or two and on-trend bangles or cuffs.
The best thing about a swimsuit tunic is that they are comfortable and modern. If you plan on traveling a lot this summer remember to purchase styles that can go from day to night.
And remember…the more creative the better.
Clockwise from top left:Becca Crochet Cover-Up $68.00 www.nordstrom.com, French Riviera Tunic $137.00 www.trinaturk.com, Joie a la Plage Lace Tunic $212.00 available at Chelsea Brentwood (310)471-4770, Nanete Lepore Ikat Tunic $163.00 www.bloomingdales.com.