Peplums are everywhere this year. This trend was all over Spring 2012 runways and is continuing into Fall 2012.
Peplums have a long history. They started during the 1800s, were re-invented in the 1940s, and came back with a
vengeance in the 1980s. Today’s version of the peplum feels fun and
|Peplum top: New York & Company (Available: http://www.nyandcompany.com/nyco/prod/New-Arrivals/Tops/Mixed-Print-Peplum-Sleeveless-Blouse)
While it may seem counter-intuitive to add fabric to the hips, the peplum is surprisingly flattering. The flared bottom helps whittle waists and balance curves.
|Skirt: The Limited (Similar: http://www.thelimited.com/Black-Collection-Inset-Yoke-Skirt/7263244,default,pd.html?dwvar_7263244_colorCode=144&start=6&ppid=c6&cgid=skirts&prefn1=colorFamily&prefv1=Black)|
|Shoes: Payless (Available: http://www.payless.com/store/product/detail.jsp?catId=cat10088&subCatId=cat10289&skuId=092545075&productId=69844&lotId=092545&category=&catdisplayName=Womens)|
Today’s look combines the 1920s Deco print and pleats of the top with a 1940s silhouette. I paired the look with a vintage clutch from the ’80s and added in a modern sculptural cuff.
|Cuff: New York & Company|
|Earrings: New York and Company (Available: http://www.nyandcompany.com/nyco/prod/Accessories/Jewelry/Earrings/Deco-Disc-Post-Earrings)|
I love how this look is inspired by several decades but manages to look very 2012.