What is Peplum?

A peplum is a skirted flounce that is attached to the waistline of a dress, shirt, top or jacket. It returned to the racks of most fashion retailers this year and I’m sure you’ve seen it being worn off the runway. I recently purchased a sleeveless peplum sweater in a gorgeous pumpkin orange for fall!

Who can wear peplum?

  • Peplum can effectively create an hour class shape for women who do not naturally have curves.
  • Peplum can also camouflage the lower half of a pear shaped body.
  • Peplum that sits just above the waist, at the narrowest part of your torso, will hide any hint that a soft tummy exists (perfect for new moms!)
  • Take caution if your an inverted triangle, as peplum can cause your hips to look wider than they are.

What to wear with a peplum top:

  • pencil skirts
  • tailored pants
  • skinny jeans

What NOT to wear with peplum:

  • leggings
  • jeans, other than skinny
  • pleated pants or skirts
  • high-low skirts

Basically, you want to think about balance.  If you add volume on top, the lower portion should be sleek.

Will you embrace this popular trend?

Great Peplum styles not to be missed. Styles for the office, date night, casual days and brunch!

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TAMMY GIBSON, founder of A Mom in Red High Heels, is a God-loving, coffee-drinking, heel-wearing, wife and mom offering up her best tips to help women look and feel fabulous so they can achieve their biggest dreams.