If there’s one trend I will defend to death (not exaggerating in the least) it would have to be the peplum. Here’s why everyone should love it: 1.) It’s dressy without looking overdressed; 2.) creates the illusion of an hourglass figure (who doesn’t want that?); and 3.) most importantly, it’s incredibly versatile. Yet peplum has gotten a lot of flack lately, most recently from the street style aficionados of Who
H&M Peplum Top, $29.95
How to style: layer a cropped sweater over the peplum and pair with skinny oxblood pants.
Anthropologie Peplum Jacket, $79.95
If you’re worried about the billowy look of some peplum tops, try a sleek peplum jacket to instantly dress up a casual outfit.
Girls Night Out:
Cameo Long Sleeve Dress, $220
The asymmetrical shape gives this peplum a modern sartorial edginess.
Looks cool with: leather leggings, trench coat, and white pumps.
Perhaps the best example of peplum is the workplace peplum dress. I like that this dress is styled with a giant statement necklace to make the outfit seem less office ordinary.
Be honest, have I convinced you to embrace peplums? Let me know whether or not in the comments.