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Power to the Peplum

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Power to the Peplum

The Frilly, Flared Trend Takes Over

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After Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week in New York City and the 2012 Oscars, people can't stop talking about the fitted and frilly peplum trend. A peplum is basically a ruffled overskirt that's attached either to the waistline of a skirt or dress, or to the waistline hem of a shirt or jacket.
It's fitted at the top seams and then flares out, creating more ruffles and frills around the waist. The peplum is a very feminine touch, adding both definition to the waist and volume to an outfit.

A couple of fashion-foward women who have embraced the peplum trend include Michelle Williams and Blake Lively. Williams sported the peplum when she wore that gorgeous Louis Vuitton gown to the Oscars last month, while Lively has been photographed wearing several waist-defining variations of the peplum skirt.

Peplum tops are also gaining momentum in fashion right now, and are best paired with skinny jeans, leggings or a pencil skirt. This creates a nice balanced look with the flared peplum at the waist and tighter fitting bottoms on the lower-half of the body. Pair with high heels and feminine jewelry and your peplum look is complete.

What do you think of the peplum? Is this a trend you'll be bold enough to try this spring?


(Photo Credit: SheFinds.com, StyleGuru.com, HowToBeTrendy.com, JustJared.com)

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So cute! I really like the ruffled and laced ones. ;) This comment has been removed.
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Love Victoria Beckham and Jennifer Hudson's looks! Very polished! This comment has been removed.
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love the first and second i think they both look hot. the taloired lookis the way to go for this look. i dislike the orange frilly dress. this is great for people who have no shape and for those who are blessed with a bootay! This comment has been removed.
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I love those tops in the very last picture! I would for sure wear one of those cute styles! This comment has been removed.
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I'm on the fence about the peplum. I might try one of those cute tops though! This comment has been removed.
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I think the peplum is a really great silhouette. Thumbs up from me! This comment has been removed.
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