Peplums – A Fall Staple

By Friday, August 10, 2012 0 Permalink

Peplums for Fall 2012 Style and Cheek

May I just say that making a collage with faces and limbs is a new thing for me. But with such cute peplum pieces shown on models I had to do it. There are just too many pieces here I wasn’t willing to get rid of, especially the Only Hearts Satin Striped Peplum Top and the Tinley Road Peplum Mini Skirt. The top features an unexpected fabric for a peplum accent and the mini skirt’s unique triangle shaped peplum are both examples of the varying designs for this trend. And this is just a small sample of the options out there. I found that TopShop and ASOS had the most variety and color options.

So are you a peplum on top or peplum on bottom kind of girl? If you have a boyish shape and lack curves, either can for work for you. If you have broader hips, a small peplum on bottom would be most flattering, so that the peplum can be the widest curve to your silhouette. I have a wide rib cage, and was convinced that the peplum trend was a no-go for my body shape after trying on a cute peplum top at H&M that made me look like a beast. Then I tried the Apiary Tank from Anthropologie which has a very understated peplum and hit at the smallest part of my waist. When I tried it, I wasn’t even thinking of the shape, I just liked the corset back, and now it’s my favorite top in my closet. Just goes to show you that it’s always worth trying different cuts of a given style because you never know what is going to look good on you unless you try on as many options as you can find.

1. ASOS Vero Moda Sleeveless Peplum Top

2. Kimchi Blue Structured Peplum Top

3. ASOS Top with ’40s Peplum

4. Parker Silk Corset Top

5. ModCloth Eternal Flame of Love Skirt

6. Only Hearts Satin Striped Peplum Top

7. Tinley Road Peplum Mini Skirt

8. Bellatrix Print Peplum Tank

9. Tinley Road Peplum Dress

10. ModCloth Missing Slink Dress

11. ASOS Hybrid Dress with Deep V-neck and Pleated Peplums

12. Pins and Needles Sarah Jane Peplum Top