To say that a peplum waist is flattering is as "duh" inducing as saying that the sky is blue. All girls benefit from this silhouette. But won't it make my hips look big, you say? Quite the contrary. The juxtaposition of a mini A-line with the pencil skirt underneath makes your own hips look slim and streamlined. It's the same idea as pulling in a billowy blouse with a belt.
The most recent peplum attack, in the late 90s, was in reaction to the extra padding on the shoulders that dominated the 80s. Women moved from trying to look like linebackers in order to fit into a male work force and embraced their feminine form, curvy hips and all. Talk about girl power! The key is to really nail this look and take it into 2012 is minimalism. You want your waist to speak volumes, so accessorize with button sized stud earrings, classic pointy toe pumps, a bracelet watch, and mini clutch.
Now, do it for yourself all for under $150!
|New York & Co Ponte Peplum Top|
|Anthropologie Tucked Peplum Tank|
|Nue by Shani SleevelessPeplum Dress|
|BCBG Huxley Strapless Dress|
|Aqua Klingon Peplum Skirt|