Monday, January 14, 2013

Look We Love: Peplum & Patterns

If there's one thing, and one thing only, that we've learned over the past year, it's that peplum is hot-hot-hot!  Not only did peplum see a huge.... um..... pep.... boost in it's popularity in the fall, but it is carrying strong to be a hot topic in close of winter and spring in this new year.

And it's easy to tell why... its versatility.  Plain and simple, peplum is the "every woman's" top.  It literally has a way of making pretty much every body type you could think of under the sun look amazing.  And we love that.  And just how does it do this magical wonder you ask?  

Well, it's simple really.... peplum comes with a built in waist cinching silhouette, and a flare at the hips.  Whether the flared "peplum" skirt portion comes right at the natural waist or slightly below, because of this natural flare, it give any waistline the appearance of being oodles smaller, and creates an hourglass shape, and we love when our body can tell the time. Whether you have little to no curve in that area, or have plenty of curves to accentuate, peplum manages to play up your curves beautifully.

Solid peplum tops are classic, and when paired with fun prints or geometric patterns, the flirty nature of the top can become quite elegant, structured, or ultra feminine depending on your mood, which makes the top work well with tons of bottom options.  Skirts, pants, some leggings, shorts, you name it....

Pair the look with some killer heels and you're all set!

What do you think of peplum?

(photo: Chictopia - Micha)

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