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Etsomnia™ 195: Tunic Time


“Fairy tunic.” Lies. I know many fairies and I am confident 100% of them would immediately kill it with fire.

Et·som·ni·a (/etˈsämnēə/), noun, 1. a sleep disorder caused by obsessive Etsy browsing. 2. The surprising arrival of weird handmade merchandise ordered when one is only half conscious. (True story.) 3. An excuse for me to be an obnoxious, snarky New Yorker once per week.

I admit it. I’m a tunic fiend. Easily a third of my (considerable) closet space is filled to bursting with tunics. I love them. They’re the fluffy, middle-aged woman’s best friend (next to rosé, of course). And many of my hands-down faves came from Etsy. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t a load of dogs out there… Many of the offerings were sad and bad and made me mad.

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I wouldn’t recommend wearing this around the chickens. They might stop laying.

What I take away from this styling is that they don’t really want us to buy (or even look at) the tunic.

In the 1920s, they sure knew how to get it right! Sold by

I try not to make fun of the disadvantaged, and this tunic is way behind the curve.

While it may not actually hide you from deer and other game, I’m pretty sure everyone else will look right past you!

Oh, how I love a good silk beach coverup! By WKNDS

I think it’s watching me…

Looking deranged is surprisingly expensive!

Gorgeous, from my favorite designer, Nancy from Dare2BStylish (who made most of my favorite clothes)

“Hmm. What is this missing? I know, A DUCK!”

That’s right, keep walking. Nobody wants your unfortunate fashion sense here.

Coral and turquoise – I’m in! By JavaSpirit

When I spotted this, I actually yelped. That’s never good.

Q. Do you like my tunic?
A. (slaps wearer and runs away)

Just gorgeous. Look at that color! By shoprabbithole

I’ve heard that a lot of drugs get taken at music festivals, but I’m betting not enough to make this “festival wear” palatable.

While it may be tricky to figure out which side is the front, I doubt it matters.

I’ve been wearing chiffon tunics like this all summer, and I love them! By MarchSevenStudios

From the Rumspringa Resort Collection

Looks like somebody forgot to use the delicate setting…

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

16 thoughts on “Etsomnia™ 195: Tunic Time

  1. I’m with you. I’m also pretty short and tunics just make me look like I’m wearing my mothers clothes

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  2. I love tunics, ponchos, and kimono sleeved blouses. The latter are my best friend during the hot months when I want to wear as little as possible whilst also covering up my flab. I actually cannot pick a favourite worst item from this week’s Etsomnia selection. There are just too many horrors.

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  3. I like tunics also. Love that you have found so many unique ones to share with us. The deranged tunic would have worked well when I was pregnant years ago. Or maybe I could order it for loungewear at home. My husband would accidentally on purpose destroy it in the laundry somehow, I’m sure. The “yelped” tunic is also interesting if you want to show some skin. I have no creative or artistic talents so I should probably be quiet, but I wonder don’t these creative types have friends or families to give them constructive criticism? Thanks for the chuckle!

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    • I often feel like some of those makers could use a new gay best friend, but then I try to remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I’m sure some people would find those wacky items beautiful. I am just not one of them. But without those people, what would I do for fun on Thursdays?

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  4. Wow! You’ve really outdone yourself with this collection. Who knew there were so many fantastically awful tunics out there : D

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  5. Oh Donna, thanks for the laughs!
    Alison. And Don.
    What is this missing? I know A DUCK! ROFL

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  6. Well. Ummm. Hmm. I think . . . Well.

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  7. I actually like the black and jazzy geometric coat and I would like to lick the red and pink brogues. 🙂


  8. I totally share your taste here! (I’d kill for the black one!)

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