Sunday, June 24, 2012

Peeping Peplums

Peplums make a bold statement in your wardrobe, helping to accentuate your curves and provide sophistication. Lisa Ho and Aurelio Costarella showcased some amazing pieces, with peplum bodices at the MBFWA this year. So will the trend last, or just plum-met?


Alexander McQueen 

Alexander McQueen

Lisa ho

Aurelio Costarella

Here are a few ideas to get you started

Can't TOP this
Keep it classic and sophisticated with clean-cut colours, this will help accentuate the gracefulness and elegance of the top. Go for gold or rose-gold tones with simple diamonte detailing to lift your outfit from day to night.

This is a completely different take, it's a mesh-up of an Evil Twin Prisoner of Today tunic and denim peplum. It almost reminds me of a more grunge, festival look. If you have shorter legs, try to opt for heels instead, as the peplum skirt may make you look shorter if it finishes knee-length. Don't go overboard on accessories, and try more statement pieces instead, like this House of Harlow Long Arrow Ring

PERKY colours
What's more amazing than a well-fitted dress? A well-fitted dress with a bold Dorothy Perkins coat, and Marc Jacob bangles. I just can't get enough of coats this season, they're great for layering and unbelievably warm. This is a great Winter look, keep everything clean and crisp with simple colours, the bold colours will help compliment the pearl tones in your dress.

BELT it out
If you're not ready to plum-met to the other side, why not opt for a belt? This beautiful BCBGMAXAZRIA Peplum Waist Belt will extend your wardrobe, bringing your outfit from mere fashion to fashion-forward. The best part is, if they trend ever dies down, not to worry just unlatch your belt!

Just to finish things off, this is probably one of my favourite peplum looks, Blake Lively in a Cushnie et Ochs peplum gown. The metal detailing is so bold and futuristic, it really gets me waisted!

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