Monday, March 12, 2012

Pretty Peplums For Spring

Actress Kerry Washington wears in a peplum blazer and pencil skirt.

The Peplum is a trend that is quickly gaining steam for this season.  Wear it on a skirt, top or even as a seperate item worn over a tunic or pencil skirt.  This look was popular in the 1940's and again in the 1980's.  

Thakoon, Givenchy and Jason Wu all showing peplum silhouettes on the runway. 

Now designers have been showing this look for spring and it's the perfect feminine look for a lady.  Depending on your body type it can be a look that draws too much focus on the hips.  Be careful of the style you choose because it can either streamline your figure or make you look fuller.  You find there are various styles of peplums, some gathered more than others.  Pick what fits you best and pair it with a slimmer skirt or trousers to stay lean.  If you want to add fullness, wear a gathered skirt like Thakoon (above left) showed  on the runway.

What do you think of this trend.  Will you wear it?

1 comment:

Cherene Francis said...

Yes! For me I need more hips. When I wear peplums it balances out my broad shoulders so that I look like a well balanced hourglass.