Peplum’s have been a huge trend this year and we’ve talked about it on the blog as well as shown some outfit ideas featuring peplum’s but today I wanted to talk about Curvy Girls and “The Peplum”.
I’ve heard a lot of people say that peplum’s are NOT for the curvier lady – basically their reasoning was because the peplum expands outwards this would accentuate the curves (hips, booty and even the stomach) and cause a curvier lady to look bigger. It’s really the opposite. Thanks to that little ruffled, extension of the peplum we are actually able to hide the stomach, accentuate our waist, balance out our bottom half (if we are blessed with a little too much hips and booty) or give us the illusion of having hips (if God skipped us on the hips and booty doses). In my opinion the peplum actually looks best on females with a bigger bottom half.
The peplum is really a garment that looks flattering on all females. It gives us all that feminine shape and hour glass body that most women try and achieve.
The key to wearing the peplum is being perfectly tailored. You always want to pair your peplum with something fitted. For instance, if you wear a peplum top opt for a bodycon/fitted pencil skirt or fitted pants (I think skinny jeans/pants look best). You really never want to pair your peplum with loose pants or an a-line skirt – the peplum already flares out so having 2 garments that are not form fitting will not be flattering.
Of course not all garments are suited for the curvier lady however this is one that is defiantly is and you should hop on board the peplum train ASAP!
Right now ASOS (of course) has my favorite peplum’s. They have a wide range of peplum dresses, skirts, and even jackets and of course you can find shoes, pants and accessories to pair with them on the site as well. :)
Check out a few outfit ideas:
The peplum trend will be continued through the Fall so go ahead and add some to your wardrobe… you know you want to!
Will you be giving the peplum a try?