Whoever thinks it’s ‘hip to be square’, has clearly never worn a peplum. Peplum is a Greek word meaning tunic, and were worn by Ancient Greeks to celebrate a woman’s hips. Over the ages, peplums have been considered high fashion, but have also been featured in many ready to wear collections. This Spring designers such as Jason Wu and Cushnie et Ochs, featured this fun silhouette in their collections. Read on to learn more about how to wear this trend!
Tips to Know When Shopping for Peplums
Peplums are fun pieces that will instantly update your wardrobe, but when shopping for peplum pieces, keep your body type in mind, as well as the quality of the fabric and the construction of the piece. A flared peplum will create more of an hourglass style figure, while a fitted peplum uses less fabric and cinches at the waist.
For those of you who are a bit nervous about the peplum trend, look for a blouse with a slight peplum, like this one from Juicy Couture. The shape is lightly defined and a fun way to add a new shape to your professional wardrobe!
The Party Peplum
Now after you’re done working at the office or internship, try a peplum corset or top like this one from Parker, and pair it with a black body con skirt. This look peplum is ready to party!
Just a Pretty Peplum
This last peplum look, features a peplum dress with a lace bodice. Paired with pearls and pumps, this peplum is perfect for any occasion!
Can you see yourself wearing a peplum? Which outfit do you like the best? Let me know!