Reviews: Chalco Tunic

Friday, July 31, 2009

I like tunics but I try to avoid ones with ruffles or any kind of floof at the bottom. Unless of course that tunic is the Chalco Tunic ($118) by Velvet. From the rack the embellished front called to me until I grabbed it try on. Anthro calls the color navy...I'm gonna go with navy purple. Nurple?

No, I would not wear this as a dress. But I'm 5'8" so ladies more petite than I could successfully dress this one. For me I'll need leggings underneath to make it work (or crops for now). I am honestly surprised by how decent this looks on. True that Anthropologie's dressing room mirrors slim a good 10 lbs off of me but I don't look like I'm wearing a tent or a muumuu.

I actually think it looks pretty good in the medium. Note that the tunic is completely sheer; I just happened to be wearing a really long cami when I tried this on. The pockets didn't add heft at the hips and the Aztec pattern at the neck is really cool looking. I kind of wish I'd bought this when I tried it on. Then again I'm on a budget and all good things come to those who wait.