I tried this cozy tunic, and the 15,000 five-star fans on Amazon were right: It 'covers your pooch,' indeed

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Yincro Main (Photos: Amazon)
I found this forgiving tunic just in time for the holidays — and it's on sale! (Photos: Amazon)

When the temp dropped recently and I couldn't find a single cozy long-sleeve in my closet, I started browsing Amazon for cute, comfy tops. Suddenly, before me stood the Yincro long-sleeve tunic, raised up by some 15,000 five-star reviews. I needed to see what all the fuss was about.

As I scanned the glowing comments, I began to visualize this "very flattering,""easy to wear" top getting me through the next few seasons. Holidays are coming fast, and, let's be real — I plan to eat all the things. Who wants restrictive garments rudely dictating how many helpings you can have? Not me, thank you.

Plus, I like to be warm. The reviewers of this tunic repeatedly promised that it's "super soft and cozy." So I snapped one up, and what do you know? Right now it's just $23 with an on-page coupon (was $26). Amazon Prime provided free shipping and it arrived the very next day.

Speaking of which...all Amazon Prime members get free two-day shipping. Haven't joined the club yet? Well, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

My take: This stretchy tunic will be on high rotation. It looks really great on and is a pleasure to wear. Light yet warm, it's a cross between a sweater and a tee. I appreciate the roomy style — sleeves that reach the entire length of my long arms, a forgiving front pleat that's dimpled with three buttons, and plenty of bum coverage.

I chose a casual striped pattern, but the more versatile solid colors can easily be dressed up or down for finer affairs. I'm considering nabbing one in black. The Yincro tunic is also available in animal and holiday prints (34 colors and patterns in all!), and there's even a version with the buttons on the shoulder and a front pocket (great for cold hands).

Read on for more deets and a sampling of the rave reviews.

$23 $26 at Amazon

Yincro (Photos: Amazon)
Once upon a tunic, there were three little buttons. (Photos: Amazon)

Comfort + confidence

As mentioned above, this true-to-size top is beloved by shoppers for how it feels and how it makes them feel (particularly about their belly).

As one five-star fan explained: "So cozy. This top is one of my favorites in my closet!! It’s soft. The front has ruching that helps slim the tummy. :) It’s the perfect length for a tunic. If you have a shorter torso it could work great with leggings."

Another added: "Love the quality for the price. Looks exactly like the picture. Hides the midsection nicely!"

$23 $26 at Amazon

Are you an autumn or a winter? (I bought the one on the right!) (Photos: Amazon)
Are you an autumn or a winter? (Photos: Amazon)

For women of all stripes

To be honest, when I placed my order for the striped blue top (above, right), I worried the busy look would read too young for me and my emergent grays, but it doesn't. The kid and the husband each gave an enthusiastic double thumbs-up when I strutted the catwalk...er, stumbled over cats as I walked."

Said a fellow stripes fan: "I LOVE THIS SHIRT. Every time I wear it I get a ton of compliments, and it is a very slimming shirt for having horizontal shirts. It also washes up like new. I have ordered another in a different color."

One attentive shopper noted a slight difference between styles: "Super cute tunic...The striped shirt seems to be a bit thinner than the solids but not too thin."

$23 $26 at Amazon

Prefer yours with buttons up top and a front pocket? Yincro's got you covered! (Photos: Amazon)
Prefer yours with buttons up top and a front pocket? Yincro's got you covered! (Photos: Amazon)

Another strategy: Draw the eye up

This Yincro design twist blocks the belly with a handy front pocket and moves the decorative buttons to the shoulder.

"Covers your pooch," promised one shopper. "I appreciate the fit and most of all the pocket in front hides a lot."

Another five-star fan said: "This is a little gem I found on Amazon....The fabric is thick and soft. The stitching is nice. It is comfortable and by far my new favorite shirt....Flattering and really comfortable. Love, love, love!"

Whichever design you decide on, I hope you like it as much as I like mine. Then we can all collectively say, "More pie, please!"

$23 $26 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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