If you ladies are as obsessed as we are with NYFW, you probably know that peplums have been all over the place for the past 2-3 runway seasons. From Calvin Klein to Jason Wu to Prada, everyone has been a little bit obsessed with the architectural, amazing peplum shape. In our opinion, it’s a style that deserves the hype (unlike harem pants) because it is seriously flattering for every body type. If you have a slender, boyish figure, the peplum will break up your body and add some definition to your waist (plus give the illusion of hips). If you’re already curvy, the peplum will show off the smallest part of your body and hide any excess bulk in the tummy area. Even if you already have the perfect hourglass figure, the peplum will only accentuate your best assets. If you ask us, we think that every single woman out there should be rockin’ the peplum trend.
As you can see above, the style can be edgy, sweet, or classic. Our model Tatsiana is pictured on the left wearing a peplum dress that is appropriate for going to work and going out with the girls for drinks. The sleek peplum tops in black and crimson are pieces that also transition beautifully from day to night. If you’re working during the day, throw on a blazer, put your hair in a bun, and slip into your favorite pencil skirt. For a night out, toss on coated jeans, studded heels, and switch the blazer for a sick leather jacket. The navy lace top is a bit more ladylike and demure, but it can certainly be edged out with the addition of some leather pieces. The look that Tatsiana is wearing on the right is definitely edgy and cool. This leather and oxblood peplum top is a piece that we would suggest for someone with a bolder aesthetic (if you own over-the-knee boots like the ones pictured above, this top is a piece that you NEED in your wardrobe).
As we mentioned before, any body type can pull off this trend. If you just open any fashion magazine, you’ll be sure to see several different celebs wearing peplum pieces. For even more inspiration, check out past NYFW designers to see how they styled different peplum pieces on the runway. If you haven’t already taken the plunge with peplum, we hope that this article has inspired you to do so!