Spring trend – Peplum

A trend that was embraced in the 1940s and ’50s by Christian Dior, seen again in the 80’s, is now back for Spring 2012.   This feminine look, defined by a little overskirt that flares from the waist, gives us ladies lots of glam!

Just be careful, if you like me, hourglass shape, where your waist is a lot slimmer than your hips, avoid any that are really fussy or heavy on the amount of fabric.  For those of you who are athletic slim, I would opt for a larger peplum shirt, to give you more shape around the hips, avoiding lightweight fabrics, as that will just hang.

Another way of achieving the look without investing in a new garment, is to use a thick waisted belt around a jacket, creating ruffles under the belt.

Here are some of my favourites:

If you have cash to splash, then Net-A-Porter have this bargain…
Sass & bide – The birthday project
Was £620 now £248

These two would be great for work…

Miss Selfridges
Also available in purple

ASOS for £85.00
Peplum dress by Hybrid, designed with a tailored fit.
Also available in black

ASOS also do this lovely lacy skirt for those girlie nights out at only £28.00

If you would prefer just a top, try Oasis for £30.00 this is a subtle way of wearing peplum and you have a choice of fuchsia pink too.

Maybe you can buy vintage?  I can’t resist looking at original designs!  Misses two-piece 1950’s peplum dress illustrations:

Just Glamourous!

Whether you choose to do something simple with a belt, buy from the high street or even explore Sadie’s advice on vintage, make sure to keep peplum on your radar for Spring.

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