Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pretty Peplums


pronounced pep-luhm is a Latin word which simply means:
a short full flounce or an extension of a garment below the waist, covering the hips.

I know you may be thinking okay you gave me the definition but what exactly is a peplum? Even though the word may seem unfamiliar I'm sure that you've seen at least one peplum as you've been browsing through a fashion magazine or rummaging through the racks of your favorite department store.
Peplums come in different forms. You can find peplums as shirts/blouses, skirts, dresses, coats, and even belts. If you are looking for a way to boost the class factor in your wardrobe I would definitely suggest snagging a peplum. This regal blueprint allows for you to look polished and sophisticated with simplistic ease. Check out how some of your fav celebrities were able to pull off this trend (in all black, all white, neutrals, and colors).

While doing some research for this blog post, I stumbled across this peplum belt. It almost reminds me of a holster, but I think is super dope

You can choose to color block your bright orange colored peplum blouse like my fashion Godmother June Ambrose. Or you can elegantly wow your audience with a bright yellow peplum like Solange. Or you can get edgy and pair your leather peplum with your leather leggings and boots like Tika Sumpter. There is no right or wrong way to sport a peplum. If you are still in the dark about what to wear with your peplum piece use the hints below:

Pair your peplum blouses with:
  • Pencil Skirt
  • Leggings
  • Colored Denim
  • Pumps, Platforms, or Stilettos

Combine these items with your peplum dress to stand out:
  • Clutch
  • Chained Purse
  • Colored Pumps (if you have a neutral colored peplum dress)
  • Cute statement jewelry (including rings, watches, necklaces, earrings etc.)
  • Belt

Combine your skirt with these items:
  • Button Up Blouse
  • Graphic Tee
  • Blazer
  • Pumps

Pair this peplum inspired outerwear with:
  • High Waist Trousers
  • Skinny Jeans
  • Plain White Tee
  • Button Up

1 comment:

  1. I wish I had the tummy for a peplum!!! Gettin there tho!!!