There is one trend that has been on the scene for some time now – Peplum! It has popped up on everything from shirts, to skirts, to dresses since last year, and it seems to be still in full swing. Peplums have been seen on our favorite celebrities like Beyonce and Rihanna, you see them definitely in every store you take a glance at, and now they are back on the runway!
Yes, the New York fashion week brought a new and fresh take on this trend. We saw Richard Chai reinventing the peplum with a pleated twist and Rachel Comey creating an Asian inspired peplum in washed denim stripes. Another season of fun and preppy Peplums are definitely on the way. It’s understandable if you are over it already -I already am – but you never know when and how this trend will surprise you. Here are few different ways to rock the peplum this season:
Denim and Peplum. I love the interesting use of washed denim at Rachel Comey’s show at NYFW. It was not too wide nor too flat, just the right amount of flare! Also, the denim looks very chic and preppy, and it’s definitely a very casual approach to peplums! Complete your look with a denim peplum top in a washed look along with blue jeans, or go for a little grunge with denim peplums paired with leather shorts or accessory.
Formal/Sophisticated. If you dress formally to work, this trend might just be perfect for you. A simple peplum dress can convert your boring day outfit to glam and classy in an instance. This look is also perfect for a day to night makeover. Add some glitter; put on some sexy stilettos and you will be sorted for the evening. If this is too dressy, you can also go for a clean cut peplum skirt.
Leather. What do you think about a leather peplum? One might suddenly remember the 70s Punk, but in reality, leather peplums can be extremely feminine and flattering. At Houghton’s show at the NYFW, we saw a beautiful amalgamation of petals and peplum in leather, which felt bold and feminine at the same time.
Peplum pants! You have seen skirts, jackets and dresses but the new look is the Peplum pant, which is a ladylike twist on these, historically only for men, pantaloons. But this trend is not easy to pull off so try ones with a slight peplum, either a flare or a slight ruffle. You wouldn’t want to be catching so much attention to your waists.
Peplum is curve hugging, flattering and understatedly sexy. Whether you wear it in traditional 40s style or take inspirations from these new fresh styles, your body will definitely feel flattered and ultra-feminine! It looks like the trend is going to stay for another season! Are you in for it or have you outgrown this trend already?Tags: denim peplum, New York Fashion Week, NYFW, peplum, Rachel Comey, Richard Chai