Puffly, voluminous or flat; how would you like your peplums, ladies? Love it or hate it but this vintage-easue style is here to stay all of next season. From Versace, Badgley Mischka, Alexander McQueen and Jason Wu to Rodarte, this short overskirt or ruffle at the waist, was spotted running amok on the spring summer runway.
Peplums add flair to the outfit- I’d say they almost make you want to wear gloves and a hat just to go with the whole late 30s’ and early 40s’ derby lady look, don’t you think? The Peplum trend also made a brief comeback in the 1980s but was overshadowed by the big hair and padded shoulders of the time, I reckon.
Peplums accentuate and exaggerate the waistline and hips so they’re not recommended for wide hips. It’s a tricky one but when carried off well, can really make a sweeping fashion statement this summer. I also love the modern twist to the traditional peplums with a play on textures, colors and shape- See Jil Sanders take on peplums to see what I mean!
Pair the peplum jacket, skirt, top or dress with a pair of pointed toe pumps and pearls to get the ‘Hanging out with my fair lady at the derby look’ Love it!