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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Trend We're Loving: Peplum

In nearly every fashion magazine I’ve read this year, I’ve come across at least one outfit sporting the peplum trend. Not familiar with it? Peplum means that the item of clothing has a piece (or pieces) of fabric, often in a ruffle, right near the waist. This trend can be seen on blouses, skirts, dresses or even jackets. Sometimes it’s a small embellishment, other times it’s a larger piece of fabric intended to create a really dramatic effect.

The great thing about this trend is that it can do a lot for different body types. If you are self-conscious about your lower stomach, choosing a peplum blouse can help completely hide that area. If you’ve got no curves whatsoever, a peplum dress or skirt will help create the illusion of an hourglass figure. No matter what your body type, you’re sure to find a piece that looks good on you. 

This trend is quite girly and flirty, so if that’s not your cup of tea, peplum might not work for you. With that being said, if you have been thinking about adding some more feminine pieces to your wardrobe, you might want to try out a solid-colored peplum piece as opposed to a floral-print, lace or something ultra-feminine.

Here are some of some of my favorite peplum looks:

blue bow peplum top Wanted! Blue bow peplum top from A|Wear

Do you like this trend? How long do you think it will stick around? 

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