1. Jess says

    I like peplum—there’s something kind of retro and fun about it while also being a little bit fashionable right now—but I’m also wary. I feel like if I found a something in stores that I tried on and worked, I might purchase it, but otherwise I wouldn’t seek it out; I’m worried that it wouldn’t flatter my body type very well. I love that second photo and also top #2!

  2. I feel like you have to have a thin frame to make that style work, otherwise it flares at your hips or over your belly in the wrong spots. However, open jacket #4 might work. It certainly looks cute on the model!

  3. The dress I wore to our rehearsal dinner had a very slim peplum, and I LOVED it! It’s not something I would’ve ever thought of wearing, but now it’s one of my favorite items in my closet.

  4. I had no idea what peplum was up to this point! Which is sad, since I supposedly know how to sew and stuff. I mostly think the flare hits way too high, but that red skirt/white shirt combo is to die for.

  5. I had no idea this was called peplum! Thanks for teaching me something new! I really like number three and four, that jacket is adorable.

  6. I love the second image with the fushia skirt. I am neither for or against peplum, but if I find one that flatters me…I will wear it.

    I was so against bell-bottom pants growing up, but then I find myself indulging in them and liking them. Cute post.

  7. In addition, I like the pink jacket. #4.

  8. I love the peplum trend on other people. I don’t think it works on most because the fit truly has to be perfect. It comes from an era when department stores would tailor your clothes for free and so of course the fit would be dead on….and thus flattering. The waist has to hit the right part and the ruffle lie just so, otherwise the result is not good for those that are not of model proportions.

    I really like the idea of a peplum jacket like you picked out – that is such a great way to wear the trend on a range of body types!


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