Wondering which silhouette works best for your body shape? By far, the easiest solution you’ll ever have to getting dressed, the peplum silhouette won’t disappoint. Check out the different ways you can wear the peplum styled anything!
The Little Peplum Dress/Jumpsuit
So while the peplum can come in any color or pattern, I would personally like to add the peplum to my list of go-to Little Black Dresses. Why is it an amazing go-to? Because the peplum is able to create an hourglass silhouette for anyone wearing it, and I mean anyone.
The best part of the peplum style anything is that it either 1. Helps create curves you want or 2. Helps accentuate the curves you have already. With this particular peplum dress, it keeps itself pretty figure hugging up until the waist. Then it flares out to really give the hips attention. By doing this, it helps create more of that desired “hourglass figure” keeping things tight where it should be, and flattering everything else. I know there are days when we’re just not feeling too great about our bodies. It happens. But the peplum silhouette is a forgiving one, and it can make any self doubt you harbor go away the moment you slip it on. Compare the two pictures and see the shape it creates!
The next best thing about a straight, mini dress hemline is that pretty much any footwear can go with it. From thigh high boots to ankle booties to flats, it will go with this dress. Or if it’s a bit chilly outside…pair with your favorite pair of tights to really spice things up! If you’d like to play with texture, I would suggest a solid colored peplum dress with lacy or patterned tights!
The Peplum Top
This particular silhouette is sitting fairly high because it is limited to the top part of your body. So what it typically does is it keeps it pretty figure hugging all around the shoulders (if it has sleeves or straps), chest, and upper back area, and then it creates a distinct flare right around the tummy area. So what it does here is that it creates a bit of an hourglass figure for the top half of your body. It still cinches in the waist, but it creates a fitted and slimming look because your body natural widens around the hip and chest area, by bringing in a tighter fit to the waist, it keeps your body from looking figureless or and wide! Peplum tops look great with pencil skirts and tights, just because you want everything around the body still looking as slim as possible so that the peplum can really pop!
The Peplum Leggings
Compare the peplum leggings to regular leggings…
These leggings are soooo cute! The ruffles really accentuate what you have already and gives it a fun texture, so even though it’s a solid color, it doesn’t look too simple. Again, you can see the two best parts of the peplum coming together, the fitted look everywhere else, and the flared and flattered part around your waist-hip area. This creates a fairly slimming look but also allows for an hour glass figure to take part.
Like with most leggings, tights, or figure hugging pants, these peplum leggings would look great with ankle booties, ankle cuff heels, and flats! As for tops, you want to go for a figure hugging top or a crop top bralette so that the silhouette’s attention sticks to the waist area. I wouldn’t suggest pairing a peplum top with a peplum bottom mainly because…layering the two flared out ruffles will most likely end up giving you more of a Christmas tree silhouette. Unless that’s what you’re going for…in which case, have at it!!
Best Occasion to Wear the Peplum
The peplum ruffle has a tad of elegance to it, creating a little more than casual look to it. I would definitely suggest wearing peplum to a first date, an office meeting, a job interview, and even a wedding! While of course you may wear this silhouette all day every day, I wouldn’t necessarily top it off with high top sneakers or loose flannel button up. This is definitely a more chic, feminine look and the outfit built around it will look absolutely amazing if the theme of “femme chic” is matched!
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