Although we have seen some of them in last year's collections, this season peplums are having a big moment... it is either their season of glory or (hopefully for hourglasses and slender girls alike) they are here to stay! You see although this can come across as a somewhat odd shape to pull off, I think if chosen well it can be rather flattering...
What's my perfect peplum? One that is structured enough to have shape instead of just creating an extra layer of fabric around my hips (trust me, they don't need any padding), in order to highlight my waist and design a cool shape overall. I love peplum jackets, tops, and dresses, but tend to go for plain colours in dresses and reserve printed peplums for tops, even though I think I might just have to give in to a blue parrot print dress I recently saw...
I find that peplums work best with no cover-ups, seeing as the shape it creates can look odd under a jacket, however realistically seeing how cold things have been here in London, it also works with short cropped cardigans and peplum jackets, obviously.
Oh, and if you really can't commit to a peplum garment, do like collars, order a detachable peplum to add to your favourite shift dress, it will allow you to play with the trend whilst you figure out if it works for you...
My picks from the designer and high street collections:
From top left:
- Detachable silk peplum, NotOnTheHighStreet.com (comes in a number of colours and materials)
- Swallows print peplum top, A Wear
- Mint textured peplum skirt, Topshop
- Peplum V-neck dress, Carven
- Peplum ponte tank top, Anthropologie
- Peplum shell top, Mint Velvet
Have a fabulous week-end!