January 12, 2012

Trend Report: Peplum

Familiarize yourself with one of the biggest trends for spring: peplum.

A short list of some of the designers including peplum accents in their spring collections: Thakoon, Giorgio Armani, and Marc by Marc Jacobs.

Many of you might be wondering, what is peplum? It's pretty simple actually - peplum where a short piece of fabric flares at the waist of a garment (such as a jacket, blouse, dress - or even a skirt).

Get the look with this sophisticated Alice + Olivia peplum dress - this dress will be your new go to LBD. The inclusion of the peplum accent adds a playful, fun vibe to the otherwise basic black sheath.

Rodarte included peplum accents as a final touch to its dreamy Van Gogh inspired printed dresses and separates.

The Rodarte look (pictured at left) is impeccable with a strategically placed cutout, cool print, and asymmetrical hemline - the flirty peplum is the icing on the cake for this runway look.

Get the look for less with this Modcloth peplum skirt in basic black - style it with a brightly hued top and heels. At around $50, it's a budget-friendly way to incorporate the trend into your wardrobe.

Also, check out the selection of peplum shirts and dresses at ASOS - lots of affordable, great options, like this pretty red dress with peplum.

Peplum first became popular in the 40's and 50's - with designer Christian Dior incorporating peplum into collections more than half a century ago. Peplum is definitely back in style today!

Photo Credits: Rodarte SS '12, Giorgio Armani SS '12 via style.com

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  1. Love the peplum, I wore an Alice + Olivia variation of the one you showed on my birthday and it was so slimming and fab!


  2. IN LOVE with peplum. It's everywhere!
    Wrote about it on my blog too :)

  3. I love peplum! I think it adds a feminine touch to the outfit : )