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Rocking your peplum dresses

Peplum dresses are the hottest trend out there right now. Classy and cute, these pieces can be great for work, for fun, and special occasions. It just matters how long your skirt is and how flirtatious and fun your peplum detail is. Peplum tops or dresses are characterized by a flare detail at the waistline.

Some Peplum dresses have mesh detailing at the top that help you play a little game of peek-a-boo, while some have cut-outs on the side that show off your waist, adding bit of fun and flirty style to all those staring. You can throw a blazer on this dress, add some colorful pumps, and you’ve got something more appropriate for work.

Peplum detailing does not always have to be extremely fluted out at the waist. In fact, peplum detailing can simply be an over skirt or draping at the waistline. Some peplum outfits have a cut-out split on the form-fitting skirt, which helps you show off a little leg, while the peplum detail helps to flatter your figure. Some peplum detailing is short and full in the front, and long and flat in the back. It’s also nice in tweed material, and lace is another option, which gives off a sweet and innocent vibe.

 Want to whittle your waist and show off bombshell curves? There’s one style you need in your closet to make it possible.

The peplum trend has been popular since women were sporting corsets in the 1800s. The idea was to dramatically emphasize the curves of a woman’s figure and it still works magic for the female outline today.

What makes this trend even more popular is that it benefits every woman’s body type. That’s right, any girl can sport the peplum and it will still do their figure justice. For instance, if you’re slim, sporting the peplum will give the illusion of curves and if you are a curvy girl it will make your waist appear smaller. Who wouldn’t want that coveted coke bottle figure?

Though this trend is made for anyone with a mean sense of style there are lots of women still asking the same questions: How do I sport the peplum? Which style of peplum suit me best?

Here are some answers to your questions.

The Peplum Dress: If you want to skip that dainty sun dress and try an edgier style, go with a peplum dress. Make sure the fabric of the dress stretches and that the skirt underneath is fitted to your figure. The key is to accentuate those curves, peplum dresses are an easy answer to our “What do I wear?” because they are easy to style. All you have to do is find killer accessories to match and you are good to go!

The Peplum Top: Peplum tops are a great way to add character to any kind of bottom, whether you are feeling fun and flirty in shorts, sleek and chic in pants, or dangerously daring in a pencil skirt. The type of bottoms you want to avoid are A-line skirts, harem pants, or any other kind of non-fitted jeans as they downplay the glamour of a curve-enhancing peplum top. Enhance your personal style by investing in a great waist belt if you want to make your midsection appear even slimmer.

Peplum skirts: Many women prefer a peplum skirt over a peplum dress because it means they get to be more creative. Peplum skirts can be mix and matched with a variety of tops and accessories. Give yourself the opportunity to get creative and discover different ways to wear your skirt with a blouse, jewels, or even retro sling back shoes.

The Peplum Belt: If you want to always have the option of adding a peplum to your look then your best bet is to score a peplum belt or two. This is a great way to accessorize your look and add that runway edge to any outfit.

How to Wear:

  • You can pair with a clutch and either some sky high heels or tastefully textured flats and hit the streets.
  • Also with bold accessories.
  • You can throw on some chunky bangles, some printed platforms, and WORK!
  • Throw some dramatic heels on with the dress and you are good to go.


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