The tunic is an essential and gender neutral part of fashion from Antiquity to modern times. However, their design and meanings often changed throughout history.
In some eras, the length of the tunic designated the social status of the wearer. In Ancient Rome, the tunic was worn airy and simple with a basic design. The Vikings and Germanic people wore their tunic less airy, with an undertunic, long sleeves, trousers and leg wrappings against the cold.
Tunics like this were worn throughout the medieval period.