This shape has been around for centuries and it’s still a great idea. Burch remembers her mother and grandmother bringing tunics back from exotic locales, and the form stuck with her. She calls it "just the perfect quick way to look pulled together. It works no matter your shape and size," she says. But make sure it’s not too big, she cautions, and wear it with "skinnier pants to accentuate the proportionality."
Cotton voile tunic $275; stretch sateen pants, $265
Originally published in MORE magazine, February 2009.