Peplum waisted- the trend that never dies.

 They hit the runways for Spring with flirty and flouncy styles, while the new Fall season welcomes them again with a sharper, more structured elegance. We have seen the Peplum for at least four seasons running now. 

We’ve had oversize t-shirts, boyfriend jeans, and leather jackets season after season that these have now become a wardrobe basic, but the Peplum- such a specific fashion item, is fast on its way to becoming a staple. Maybe because its a trend that suits all age groups? An organza or silk taffeta peplum top looks divine on a 50-60 year old, as does a leather version on a 20-something! It really is the catwalk to high street fusion that’s just as popular on a-list celebrities as it is on street-style mavens. Worn on the cheap back with dispensable chain store combo’s, or teamed with Celine and Balenciaga for the afficionado’s with the bank balance to match. 

Wearing Spring’s Peplums for Winter
Carry over your Peplum pieces from seasons past with these great tips.

  • Spring’s peplum cocktail dresses—especially dark colors—transition well into fall. Combine these with a structured coat and knee-length flat boots.
  • A sleeveless peplum top will work back with oversize leather pants or waxed denim plus a pair of closed-toe pumps. A tapered jacket like a blazer will complete your Winter look.
  • Detachable peplums work well transitioning into fall – you can even find belt versions to add to a regular top or high waist skirt (Etro offer a great one, and locally you can get one from Peter Lang), these can be worn over a wool or leather shift dress in the winter

 Some rules for wearing Peplums

  • Be aware of your body type when picking this style. If you have a larger bottom, a peplum skirt is not a wise choice; you should consider a peplum top instead.
  • Combine prints, lace or mesh detailing with Peplums and other key trendy pieces in your wardrobe.
  • Try bolder, more structured peplum ruffles this time around -great for minimising the look of alarge bust, by drawing attention to the peplum, and good for hiding a food baby.
    peplum1peplum2Source: images via style.com
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