You’ve seen it on the runway, on celebrities and on the street. What is the trend that everyone has been talking about? The peplum trend, of course! Not only is a peplum dress or skirt extremely flattering, it is also very classy for a formal or informal event.
The Peplum Skirt
The high-waist peplum skirt pairs well with a tight-fitting top. A little bit of frill at the waist is especially flattering for a boyish or petite figure. Many pencil skirts are now coming with the peplum frill at the top, which keeps things fresh and modern. Try a peplum skirt in a fun color like teal or maroon with a neutral top.
The Peplum Dress
The peplum dress is very similar to a peplum skirt except it is already connected to the top and is usually one solid color. In this case, the frill is usually higher up on the waist and looks great on a longer frame. Add a little lace, like this dress from Forever 21 and you have a classy dress that shows your curves beautifully.
The Peplum Shirt
Peplum shirts are opposite of peplum skirts-they have frill at the bottom – as opposed to the top. Peplum shirts add a bit of femininity to a simple blouse. They pair nicely with straight pants or pencil skirts and show off the natural waist. This option is perfect for someone who is looking to hide the imperfections in their middle-area and have a tiny waist all at the same time!
Don’t be afraid to try on this style in the dressing room even if you’re a little bit apprehensive. You may be surprised and even love the way it looks! A peplum dress, skirt or shirt is perfect for a formal dinner. For more tips on chic style for a business dinner, check out Mallory’s article!