For years the t-shirt status of twenty-somethings has been described as baggy, over-sized and even ‘hippie chic.’ In this world of billowy fashion, today’s peplum trend seems sudden, without warning, and overly feminine.
It’s almost as if mankind has forgotten that the waist can be one of the most flattering and coveted parts of female frames.
It’s time to shed those layers of extra-materials and save the dolman tees for Sunday Night Football. The peplum has arrived and will continue to make headlines in Spring 2013.
With the architecture of the peplum, its clean lines parallel well with the Fall sister trends of brocade materials, oxblood hues and the return of classical black-vs.-white. So, let’s take this peplum trend step-by-step, to determine what suits your occasion.
The Office Peplum:
The clean lines and structure of a peplum are fierce enough to make someone shut up and listen to you at work, while still maintaining some office decorum. Just add a sleeve, and keep it basic. Pair with a pencil skirt, a straight leg knit or a khaki. Thank God that I don’t work in an office, or I’d be running this town by now.
The Party Peplum
Think of sleeveless, flirty colors and a lighter knit; the party peplum is the ultimate in cocktail wear for any occasion. It’s current and sophisticated, yet playful. Finish it off with a statement necklace, and you will have Joan Rivers’ approval.
The Half Peplum
If you’re a freak like me, you don’t like anything that makes you feel trapped and captured in your own clothing. I prefer my shirts hanging off my body and the flexibility to cat daddy any time of day I want.
How does one stay on trend, while maintaining their independence from overly constricting clothing? Welcome to the world of the half peplum, ladies. The minimalist version of the full peplum allows you to maintain a tomboy appeal while adding a sprinkle of femininity.
Double Trend Peplum
For that inner Sascha Fierce you know isn’t afraid to rock mixed metals, brocade, leather detailing and an exposed zipper, the double trend delivers that romantic girly edge. It will be like fishing with dynamite. Boom!
So there it is, ladies. Don’t forget to put a little pop in your pep.