How could it not? The sense of proportion is so unusual, but somehow it works, and the expansive swath of cashmere creates a sense of luxury in its excessiveness. Plus, the forgiving shape is both comfortable and prone to skimming over any perceived figure flaws.
→ Buy the Helmut Lang Cashmere Sweater Tunic, $680.00, at barneys.com; shipping and returns are free.
Soon after I ran across the Helmut Lang long-sleeve tunic, I started seeing extra-long tunic sweaters pop up in many of my favorite online stores, styled with everything from skinny jeans to wide leg trousers. This under-the-radar trend is now available in range of price points and fabrics. I’ve assembled some of the best options here:
Following hot on the heels of the long-sleeve Helmut Lang, a sleeveless version that works well as both a transitional option and a layering piece.
→ Buy the Helmut Lang Sleeveless Cashmere Tunic, $395.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.
The warm caramel color of this Brochu Walker extra-long tunic makes it feel extra cozy. The wool/ angora blend just adds to the appeal.
→ Buy the Brochu Walker Echo Tunic, $378.00, at brochuwalker.com.
A black knee-length sweater could easily vibe heavy and dowdy. This COS version avoids that fate by using slightly sheer 100% Merino wool and a slim fit.
→ Buy the COS Long High-Neck Jumper, $99.00, at cosstores.com.
The use of two different types of stitches adds some extra visual interest to this Vince option. While it was evidently conceived as a “sweater dress,” every online store I’ve seen is styling this piece as a tunic. Ahh, the power of a good trend.
→ Buy the Vince Mixed-Knit Sweater Dress, $395.00, at barneys.com; shipping and returns are free.
This Zara viscose tunic is really just a super affordable version of the sleeveless Helmut Lang above. Perfect for trying on the trend on the cheap.
→ Buy the Zara Tunic With Side Slits, $69.90, at zara.com.
Similar to Zara, the Farrow label specializes in bargain-priced pieces that look luxe. This cotton/ acrylic v-neck tunic is a steal.
→ Buy the Farrow Lisa Sweater, $58.00, at needsupply.com; return shipping is free.
So, what do you think of the extra-long tunic sweater trend? Will you be wearing this look for fall and winter?