Want to be a leading lady? A peplum dress will accentuate your figure in an elegant way. Find the feminine silhouette in every color and pattern under the sun, from seafoam and scarlet to ikat and animal-print.
Back by popular demand (and thanks to the Spring '13 runways), we're getting another dose of pretty peplum. It's not just the ladylike feel or ultraflattering, waist-cinching silhouette we love — Spring-perfect finishes like lace, graphic print, florals, and fresh stripes make this set way more appealing than your average tees. The fact that they can transition seamlessly from day to night or work to happy hour is just a bonus — in fact, we can hardly think of an occasion that you couldn't wear one of these pieces with the right accoutrements. We've handpicked 18 of our favorites; all you have to do is click through to shop yours.
Among the most talked-about (and worn) trends in 2012 were cap-toe pumps, peplum, wedge sneakers, mixed prints, and wedge sneakers. Cap-toe pumps gained popularity because they provide a fresh take on the classic pump, while wedge sneakers offered up a cool twist on comfort. There was not one fashion-forward street styler that didn't bust out a pair of Isabel Marant's funky-chic sneakers this year. And on the other end of the spectrum, peplum tops, dresses, and skirts swept the fashion and celebrity world, thanks to the peplum's girlie charm, and the fit-and-flare shape paid homage to a more retro-era sensibility. Last but not least, mixing two or more loud prints — polka dots, stripes, florals, geometrics, you name it — made for many fun styling moments throughout the year. Out of all five trends, which do you think was the most prevalent in 2012? Decide below.
We're always looking for effortless ways to mix up our wardrobe staples and this season, we suggest you try out the latest fashion formula: peplum sweater + cropped wool pants + oxfords. Not only will it keep you looking warm and comfortable, but the juxtaposition between the feminine top and boyish footwear also emotes the perfect borrowed-from-the-boys look. Mix together jewel-toned hues for a rich saturated look or black and white for a classic color combo, and try highlighting different textures for an extra cozy look. Easy peasy, especially since we've already created these outfits for you — see and shop them now.
It's no secret that we're huge fans of the peplum silhouette — and we're sure you can see why. From its universally flattering shape to the ladylike appeal and instant polish factor, every woman should keep this triple threat in her arsenal. Fall's update on this trend highlights sumptuous knits, moody prints, leather, brocade, and even Fall's latest color crush — oxblood — from brands like Elizabeth and James, ASOS, and Wes Gordon. Want to get the look? We gathered this season's must-have piece in its most covetable renditions for you to add a peplum pop your wardrobe this season, shop it now.
Peplum is one of the hottest trends right now. Not only is it super flattering, it's a versatile style that you can easily outfit from day to night. In today's edition of Currently Trending, we've created three fantastic peplum ensembles for inspiration.
We are thrilled to share this story from Lauren Conrad! The TV personality, writer, designer, and style maven has started LaurenConrad.com, a social networking site that features daily posts by Lauren on all of our favorite topics — fashion, beauty, food, party planning — and Lauren will be sharing her latest fashion finds with Fab every month. This week, she's sharing her peplum-trend shopping picks.
While my recent closet cravings include ladylike tanks, plenty of ruffles and tulle along with pleated pieces and conversational prints, one spring trend stands out amongst the rest: Peplums! If you're unfamiliar with this term, a peplum is basically a short, flared strip of fabric that is attached at the waist of a jacket, dress or blouse.
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Even though designers such as Celine, Giambattista Valli, Jason Wu and Christian Dior paraded them down their spring 2012 runways, peplums are anything but new. The cut was popularized in the 1800s and resurfaced in the 1940s as well as the '80s. That said, they are back . . . and with vengeance! Put it this way: Vogue dedicated 6 pages to the trend in their January 2012 issue in a spread called, "Dare to Flare."
A bevy of trendsetting starlets have been donning peplum lately via tops, skirts, and dresses, sparking a search for the perfect peplum pieces out there. Freida Pinto looked amazing in a lime peplum Versace gown at Cannes, Kim Kardashian was chic in her white peplum top with J Brand leather skinny jeans ($896) in London, and Chrissy Teigen turned heads in a red Georges Chakra peplum frock at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Whether you're looking for a peplum dress for a night on the town or just want to sprinkle a little pep in your step with a skirt or top, cruise through to shop 12 killer peplum pieces to satisfy your Hollywood-trend craving.
It's safe to say peplum is here to stay — at least for the foreseeable future, this ultrafemme silhouette has become something of a mainstay. With retailers like H&M, Zara, and Topshop mimicking the covetable versions we saw on the runways, it's easier than ever to get your hands on the style. The question is, do you know how to wear it? Its shape can prove something of a dressing challenge if you haven't yet familiarized yourself with the look, but we're out to change all that with 15 street-styled examples to set you straight. If you're at all intimidated, know this: peplum's easier to pull off than you think and way more versatile than you'd expect. Click on for 15 street-style pros who know just how to style it right from day to night and get inspired to wear your peplum pieces now.
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Metallic shades may have been the color of the night at the Met Ball, but when it came to dress silhouettes, flirty peplums took center stage at the fashionable affair. The Spring 2012 runways were filled with these feminine shapes, so it's no surprise that a bevvy of stylish celebrities opted to try out this flattering trend. From January Jones's more subtle architectural peplum to Elizabeth Banks's dramatic version, we saw peplums in all different sizes and proportions last evening. Watch today's Fab Flash to see for yourself! On Allison McNamara: Topshop peplum dress.