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Trend Spotting: The Peplum

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According to fashion magazines, the trend is PEPLUM. Emphasis on hips makes your waist look narrower. Shoulder pads achieved the same results; looks like they may be coming back as well. Interestingly, having expended creative energy on one aspect of the garment, much of the rest lacks imagination. Still, herein…

Casual Tops

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Blue Sleeveless Peplum Top by Elizabeth and James- Easy, goes-with-everything, wearable by any age. Round scoop neck, single button closure at slit open back. Viscose/Polyamide/Silk. $78.00

Strapless Silk Peplum by Parker- This one can be dressed up as well. Zingy color, good fabric. Judge your bustline. These tend to be high waisted. Sweetheart neckline, topstitched, boned bodice. Ruched peplum. Exposed back zipper. Silk Charmeuse. $187.00

Peplum Tee- The one everyone will buy. Great proportions. Gives one a real shape. Structured tee (tailored with darts), scoop neckline, cap sleeves. Includes removable belt. Double layered Rayon/Spandex. $86.00

Peplum Top in Fresco Floral Sateen- One of the very few I found with a print, oddly. Fine with jeans or a skirt. Office wear as well as hanging out. White, crystal, or silver jewelry. Don’t compete with the print. Cotton Sateen with a hint of stretch. Floral pattern from Italy’s Ratti Mill. Side zipper, short sleeves. Partially lined. $350.00

Casual Tops 2

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Tibi Peplum-Waist Striped Cotton Top/Jacket- Super over jeans, whites, or khakis. Built to act as blouse or jacket. Add a WIDE belt and/or a BIG silk flower. Navy and white striped 100% Cotton, fully lined. ¾ sleeves, concealed snap fastenings through front. Machine washable. $495.00

In the Right Lace Top- If you’re going to belt this one, black with a bow front is classic, red is trendy. Dresses up or down but not far either way. Cream lace with high scoop neck, bodice darts, long sleeves, and a hidden back zipper. 100% Polyester $52.99

Polka Dot Knit Peplum Top by Black Queen- Swingy and cute. Add a brightly colored belt in patent leather. Try vintage stores. Beige & black wool blend. Scoop neck, long sleeves; slightly longer in the back. $58.00

Dresses I

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Purple Ponte Peplum Dress- Pretty and put together. Ladylike. 100% Polyester. Comes with removable narrow belt; pencil skirt. Almost-cap sleeves. $55.00

Black and Ivory Spot Peplum Dress- Needs some color. Bright crayon jewelry, a flower, and/or shoes. Meetings, dinner, an afternoon out and about. Removable bow belt. Pencil skirt. Boat neck. Same Silhouette as above. $55.00

Bensoni Roses Peplum Dress- At last, something different. Feminine. Vivid pink roses on black Silk. Double ruffle skirt. Hidden back zipper. Reinforced bottom hem so ruffle stays pronounced. Fully lined. On sale $262.00

Pleat Peplum Dress- This one has real originality. Vey constructivist. Look at the back! Museum opening, film premiere, creative meeting. Cotton/Elastane. Sleeveless, cut-out, pencil skirt. Exposed back zipper. $120.00

Willow Peplum Strap Corset Dress by Elizabeth Charles- Seriously sophisticated and sexy. They have a store on Gansevoort St. if you’re in the city. A go-to occasion dress. Makes a quiet but firm impression. $669.00

Dresses 2

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Antipodium Tempest Dress with Peplum Detail- Looks delicate and prim in front but really avant-garde from the back. You’ll get a kick out of turning around in this one. Silk Organza. Round neckline; stitched darts, high, fitted waist. Double layered skirt. Sheer back with exposed zipper, cut-out and kick-pleat. $625.00

Asos Peplum Dress with Ribbon Trim- Sassy and colorful. Cute as the dickens on someone petite. Boat neck with contrast trim. Sleeveless styling, contrast ribbon waistband, concealed zipper fastening. 100% Cotton with 100% Polyester trim. Heads up, this is a mini. On sale $79.00

Lowie Peplum Dress- Pretty and youthful but put together. Good for a first job. Blue and white pinstripe design and contrasting peplum frill. Round neckline, short sleeves with gathered detail at the shoulder, fitted waist, concealed zipper fastening at the back. Knee length. On sale $107.00

Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Floral Print Peplum Dress- A wonderful spring/summer occasion dress: wedding, graduation, charity event. Feminine. Womanly, not eighteen. Peach and off white floral-print jacquard. Strapless sweetheart neckline. Bias-pleated, fitted bodice. Fitted pencil skirt to knee, vented back. Cotton/Polyester. $485.00

One Response to Trend Spotting: The Peplum

  1. malkan says:

    Love peplums…so glad they are back in stores!

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