Sartorial Trend Spotlight ~ Peplum

 1. Peplum for wider hips  2. Peplum for athletic figures  3. Casual Peplum
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Peplum, by definition refers to a short, flouncy section or ruffle at the waistline of a dress/skirt/top/jacket that may enhance the appearance of your hips while at the same time, upping your style credentials. If the right pieces are chosen anyone can look good in peplum; the trick lies in knowing what looks good on you – and that takes practice. So here are some outfit ideas to suit different figures and fashion tastes.

Peplum for wider hips ~ have you got wide hips and are afraid of trying out the trend? Fear not! You can never go wrong with a slimming black pencil skirt with a subtle peplum at the waist. Go for an interesting fabric, such as lace, so you don’t look boring and keep the rest of the outfit simple such as a cream coloured blouse, and team accessories in the very-in-the-moment ox-blood hue.

Peplum for athletic figures ~ how many times have you wished for a curvier figure? Peplum is your next best friend to give the illusion of a curvier and fuller figure. Try a full on peplum dress for maximum impact. Here I chose a red dress that is sure to get you noticed. Match the shoes and bag and let the dress do all the talking. This look will also suit petite frames.

Casual Peplum ~ peplum can also be teamed with some skinny trousers for a more casual setting. The dogtooth print is also very in right now. Opt for mustard accessories instead of the usual red and you’re good to go!