March 28, 2012

Trend I'm Currently Craving: Peplum


A popular trend that has hit the runways and the streets is peplums! I've been dying to get my hands on a great peplum top. Unfortunately, I have yet to find one! Now you may think as a curvy woman, I should be avoiding peplum but it can actually be quite flattering! When selecting a peplum piece here are some guidelines to follow:

- Make sure it is structured. No jersey knit fabrics that hang loosely, you want it to flare out, not hang on your body.
- The peplum flare should be wider than your hips. You don't want something that just sits on your hips, you want something that accentuates your small waist.
- The flare should start from your waist. You are trying to show off your frame so make sure the peplum hits the right part of our body.
- No elastic waist bands! The peplum should be a structured piece of the garment, not an illusion created by an elastic band inserted in the garment. It's never a good look!

Here's some of my favorite ladies rocking the look:

Caitlin of Style Within Reach
Atlantic-Pacific
Stylish Curves
Just Patience
Jasmin of Vintage Vandlizm

Would you wear this trend?

23 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for featuring me.

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  2. I think it's a cute style, yet I don't have the right body to pull it off :(

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    1. I think it's all about finding the right piece :)

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  3. I really love the peplum trend. I am just not sure I can pull it off. I think it would make me look larger in my hips.

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    1. I think that's a big misconception. I have big hips and I'm not afraid!

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  4. I've been wanting and shirt or skirt like this for months! I found a skirt at Torrid but I'm waiting for my coupon to kick in. Haha!

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  5. I can't find a peplum top either! I've seen peplum dresses, but I really want a top haha.

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    1. GAH! Let me know if you do :) Style Within Reach was wearing H&M but I couldn't find it when I went :(

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  6. Im so happy this is back in. I have a dress i boufht for my birthday 3years ago i can wear!

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  7. I really can't bring myself to like this look. I loke more clean lines, and I find peplum adds an unnecessary detail and tends to cut the body in half... I think I'll happily admire the ladies who pull it off so well!

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    1. Don't they? Love seeing real girls pull off this look!

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  9. I have to admit I'm still biased when it comes to peplums, and it's probably not something I'll add to my wardrobe. But then again - who knows? It might grow on me, it has happened before:)

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    1. hehe I hope it grows on you, it definitely grew on me!

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  10. i love this trend!! Style within reach pulls it off the best I think, I am in love with her look! I love atlantic pacifics but I can't see myself ever wearing that haha

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    1. I love her look, I tried so hard to find that h&m top she's wearing!

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  11. i am so loving peplum too. its one of my favorite styles!

    the ladies are all rocking it well!

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  12. I am so feeling this right now that if I can get my hand on a nice peplum dress for summer, I would be so happy. http://www.fashionmechic.com/

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  13. i haven't tried peplum yet but i am totally crushing on the yellow top in your collage!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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