Insomniac Sale Picks: Tunics

*In this late-night feature – which will run Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Sarah requested a few picks for tunics, so here we go:

7. Women's Long-Sleeve Tunic Tees

Old Navy Long-Sleeve Tunic Tee – was $16.94, now $5 – $10

So. In my experience, there are tunics that are essentially long shirts and there are tunics that are essentially short dresses. This falls into the former category. It’s available in tall sizes which will add a bit of length to the garment overall, but also to the sleeves, so beware. Available in navy, white, gray, olive, turquoise, dusty red, robin’s egg blue, and black in sizes XS – XXL. Some tall and petite sizes available, too. Size availability and price vary by color.


ASTR Sheer Tunic – was $58, now $34.80

This is more on the dress side of tunic design, and could be worn in a dressy mix for going out or dressed down with a rugged jacket and jeans. As its name indicates, it’s sheer so an underlayer will be needed. Available in coral and periwinkle in sizes XS – L.


Columbia Sportswear Clear Coasts 3Q Tunic – was $60, now $42

Of course, tunics are also a specific style of garment – typically with a Mandarin collar or no collar and a notched neckline. This long shirt-length tunic also features pintucks, roll-up sleeves, and subtle stripes. Available in yellow, orange, navy, red, and white in sizes XS – XL. Size availability varies by color.


Red Dot V-Neck Tunic with Handkerchief Hem – was $132, now $74.99

That’s a deep v, so camisoles will be necessary for many, but gotta love that artfully draped asymmetric hemline. Plus stripes! Red Dot does gorgeous lightweight knits, so this should work for summer weather, especially if you’re working in an office with A/C. Available in sizes S – XL.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for tunics:

  1. eBay – Mostly used, of course, but with over 6,000 options you’re bound to find a tunic or two that appeal.
  2. Soft Surroundings – Lots of lightweight, beachy stuff right now, but there are a few streetwear options mixed in.
  3. J.Jill – This is one of the few retailers that stocks tunics year-round. Some are a little on the short side – at least for my frame – but there are options!
  4. ASOS – It doesn’t always work, but ASOS dresses are so incredibly short that many of them can work as tunics. At least, on me and I’m 5’5″.
  5. For plus-sized options hit up Macy’s.
  6. And, of course, THRIFT STORES! Many of my favorite tunics and tunic-length dresses are thrifted. Definitely worth a look. ( can help you locate stores near you.)

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8 Responses to “Insomniac Sale Picks: Tunics”

    • Sally

      Jen, I’ll sure try! My main tip would be to order petite sizes – they are shorter in length. But I’ll get a post together, too.

  1. Tragic Sandwich

    I like the idea of tunics, but I don’t know how to make them work for me without looking maternity wear. Which would be fine if I were pregnant, but I am not. I have broad shoulders, a bust, and hips, plus a short rise. So while I think tunics look great, I have trouble feeling that they look great on me.

    Additionally, I never know what to wear under them. I’m not a skinny jeans girl (did that in the 80s, refuse to go back), and I’m not sure about leggings.

    • Sally

      How about skinny ponte pants? A little heavier than leggings and MUCH comfier than skinny jeans!

      • Tragic Sandwich

        I’ll have to take a look–thanks! By the way, I think my insomniac sale idea would be pants or jeans for those of us with a short rise. Low-rise is often too low, but “regular” waised pants often hit me close to the ribcage!

  2. Amy

    YES!! I’m always looking for tunics because I believe they must work (seem so comfy yet cute). But I have trouble with the styling part too. I’m always scared they’re going to hit my hips at the widest place. And the whole looking-pregnant-while-not-pregnant possibility that could lead to people touching your belly without permission (ugh).

    Any tips on styling these to take advantage of their forgiving nature and comfort factor while still looking put together?

  3. Shae

    I would love if you would do one of these on petite cargo pants. Non-skinny please. I want to use the pockets. I love cargo pants, and I like the way they look on me, I love the utility of all those pockets (especially now that I’m a mom), but I’ve found them to be practically impossible to find in petite (and I’ve learned to never buy with the intention of hemming, because I won’t get around to it.) I had a pair I loved, but the store went out of business several years ago, and the pants wore out a couple years ago.