my favorite summer tunic dresses
I spend a lot of time on Instagram and while browsing my feed, I have been increasingly getting ads about summer tunic dresses. Many times I have clicked over to the shopping sites only to notice that I was on one of the thousands of cheap Chinese knock-off sites. I don’t know if you remembered when I got sucked into buying from one of them last summer and warned my email subscribers about them and not to buy from them.
Lately, there was an image of one of those dresses that I couldn’t let go of because I loved it so much and I just wanted to find who the original designer source was. All those fashion images have been stolen on those sites and are not representing what you are actually going to receive in the mail. It irritates me so much! Especially the fact that they all get away with it while Instagram remains so strict with everything we regular folks post about but since those sites pay for their posts, many eyes are looking the other way and let them. I started to report those ads because they annoy me so much.
So let’s get back to the dress that I love so much and where I was on a mission to find the original designer.
(You might also be interested in my favorite tiered mini dresses and casual summer maxi dresses with sleeves!)
My favorite summer tunic dresses
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I feel like the original idea for the dresses I am after is from the Greek design label “Devotion” which I’m showing off below. I’m obsessed with all their clothes.
I tried to find sites that sell their beautiful summer tunic dresses here in the US and have so far only found two that have limited stock. One of them is a small boutique in Santa Barbara which you can see HERE. The other one is Anthropologie.
Below I’m wearing some of these dresses…
I have spent extensive time online trying to find alternatives to the original expensive Greek summer tunic dresses. Remember, I’m going to Germany soon. I know they are selling some nicer knock-offs in Europe. One of them is from the German label located in Hamburg called “Flowers For Friends” which you can see below:
I also ordered the below dress and love it so much. It is the most comfortable fabric and I love having pockets. You can find it only in solid now (HERE).
The below Greek boutique sells a bunch of beautifully patterned embroidered tunic dresses and I especially love the KORI printed dresses that you can see below. I’ve actually found these types of KORI dresses at the Olive Tree (gift shop and boutique) in Stone Harbor, NJ. If you are ever at the Jersey Shore check them out.
Love the below Aztec print version in lavender but it is sold out now and only available in green.
And I also found an affordable yarn-dyed version on Amazon.
And now we have the Ukrainian Vyshyvanka embroidered linen tunic dresses and I found a shop on Etsy that handmakes the most amazing tunic dresses. Yes, they are also a little more pricey but totally unique and worth it since they are handmade. I think they are all comfy showstoppers. The below pictured embroidered tunic dress is one of my favorites but there are about 200 more that I love. I’m not kidding. (Below dress HERE)
A blue and red embroidered tunic dress from the same shop:
Another one of my favorites is below (HERE) and you can pick the color combination that you want. How cool is that?!?
Another beautifully greek embroidered and handmade linen tunic dress from Etsy below:
Also found the beautiful below tunic dress with a lot of pretty tassels and you can find it HERE.
Or a tunic dress with pom-poms (HERE)
Update! Below are some more tunic dresses I found!
I know that not everyone likes wearing short tunic dresses as I do, so I also found two long ones that I love. I definitely like covering my arms and they all do that.
I have learned that splurging a bit on these dresses is well worth it because the quality is just so much better than buying them from cheap retailers.
I wear the following shoes with the above tunic dresses. They are all super comfy!
Some other pretty tunic dresses I found:
I love covering up my arms and showing off my legs, so these dresses are the perfect outfits for me.
These are great looking dresses and look just like you! I wish I could wear them. A bit short for me at 68 although I do have nice gams😉
😀 the custom ones you can have made longer though and I’m sure they’d look great
Thanks for sharing these gorgeous dresses! I love the one with tassels, but can’t afford it, unfortunately. I hope you find one you love.
I know! Some of them are really pricey!
these are all so adorable!!!! i need to work on my legs first. 😉
I am so glad to see someone is posting dresses with sleeves. I absolutely hate how my arms look as I get older. I know a lot of women have beautiful arms but I am not one of them. I have never tanned very well because my skin tends to freckle. You look really cute in the dresses and I love all of them. You have great legs so show them off as long as you can. Don’t even get me started on what I hate about my legs. Ha! I guess we all have to accept ourselves for the season we are in but sometimes when I look in the mirror I don’t recognize the person looking back at me. I turn 72 on Friday.
Thanks Betty, my legs are something I like about myself 😉 I wouldn’t wear really short shorts though because they aren’t the youngest legs anymore haha. With fashion and also home decor it’s about finding what works best for you and hiding my arms definitely works best for me. I honestly don’t really like the sleeveless look on most people and that includes men too LOL. It’s not really a look I care for. My mom who is 81 says the same thing you said, that she doesn’t recognize the person she looks at in the mirror. My mom now tries to hide her arms and legs and she wears a lot of the long tunic and tiered dresses that I shared in today’s post.
Love these! I just got a super cute one at Old Navy at a great price! Lately I’ve been sewing myself some tunic and dresses when I can find great fabric (not the easiest thing). Love your style!!
Oh that is awesome that you can sew your own. Love that!