Trending for Spring 2012: The Peplum

February 22, 2012 • Fashion Blog, Shopping, Trends

The peplum (a short overskirt that is usually attached to a fitted jacket, blouse or dress) made popular in the 40’s & 50’s by designers like Dior seems to reappear as a trend every decade or so. So it should be no surprise the peplum is back in a major way for Spring ’12. It was seen on the spring runway of Louis Vuitton, Balmain, Vera Wang, Thakoon, Jason Wu and a handful of others. The peplum is the perfect foil for disguising a little extra poundage around the middle. However, avoid a peplum skirt if you have wide hips. It will only make them appear larger. You will notice there is no escaping the peplum this spring, so why try? Here are 10 peplum options we are loving right now:

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Ellsworth Striped Cotton and Taffeta Dress $460

2. Tibi Peplum-Waist Striped Cotton Jacket $495

3. Stella McCartney Stretch-Jersey Peplum Dress $875

4. Carven Cotton-Jersey and Organza Peplum Top $265

5. Givenchy Peplum Dress $2,695

6. Paprika Peplum Dress $57.30

7. Marni Embellished Silk-Crepe Peplum Dress $1,386

8. Miss Selfridge Purple Peplum Dress £39.00

9. Hervé Léger Bandage-Style Cashmere-Blend Peplum Top $360

10. Bensoni Roses Peplum Dress $262

– Lauren Dimet Waters

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