Peplum: The Height of Style

Peplum is the hottest new trend this year. Peplum tops, jackets, and dresses are popping up on the runway, in boutiques, and in the pages of your favorite fashion magazines. Peplum is another term for a short skirted effect around the waist of a bodice; sometimes it is even called an overskirt. This peplum skirting draws attention to your figure and adds a fun, flirty element to dresses, jackets, and tops.

Adding a peplum element is a fun way to jazz up your regular basics. Lace and tulle materials can make peplum even more interesting, as you can still see through to the material of the clothing item itself. Peplum brings the eyes to your waist, making it a terrific style for anyone trying to show off their hourglass shape. Peplum styles are the height of femininity, fashion, and trendiness this year.

Combining the peplum style with color blocking, another big trend, makes for truly fashionable dresses and tops. Try a plain black dress with a white peplum element around the waist to create visual interest, incorporate the graphic excitement of color blocking, and make your dress more feminine and girly. Or throw on a strapless dress, made even more appealing with a ruffled, asymmetrical peplum waist. One more fashionable option is a center split peplum, which opens up at the front and back to create two peplum styles, one on each side. Peplum styles can incorporate pleats, ruffles, flounces, and other fun details to make the trend your own. These variations on a fun, fresh trend are a great way to add some femininity and style to your wardrobe.

One of the best parts about peplum styles is that they can be incorporated into many different existing styles. Peplum can add a fun flouncy layer to a formal lace dress with a sweetheart neckline, or can simply add visual interest to a simple pique cotton work dress. Even leather jackets, trench coats, and long sleeved tops can benefit from the excitement and girly flair of peplum styles.

Incorporate peplum dresses and tops into your wardrobe to add this exciting, stylish element to your closet. Show off your figure and play with the femininity of peplum styles, the biggest trend of the moment.