As usual, I’m a million steps behind everyone else in terms of trends, and peplum is no exception. I remember a brief encounter I once had with peplum in a cramped Forever 21 dressing room in which I ultimately decided the trend was not for me. Of course, all of you fantastic bloggers out there were begging me to reconsider with all your amazing photos of peplum tops/skirts/dresses and I decided to give it another shot. Man, oh man, am I glad I did that!
Look-I’m a curvy girl. I’m not an Amazon woman by any means (I’m 5’4” ish) and I have a pretty short torso. I’ve learned to embrace my body, because it’s unique and its mine and I love it, but shopping can also be incredibly frustrating for a size 8 girl in a size 0 world. I see so many trends that cater only to stick skinny girls (here’s looking at you, crop tops) who have legs for days, and it’s frustrating because I’m not that girl.
Top: ModCloth (runs a full size small if you’re busty) | Jeans: American Eagle (similar) | Shoes: Nine West (similar) | Necklace: F21
This frustration led me to believe there were a lot of trends I couldn’t partake in, like maxi skirts and dresses, and even peplum. I figured it’d hit me in the wrong spot and people might think I have a bun in the oven. Lucky for me, I was so so so so wrong. Peplum works wonders. If you’ve got a square, boyish figure, shazam! you suddenly have curves. If you’re a curvy girl, you suddenly have the world’s smallest waist.
I got this peplum top from ModCloth and I love how it hits me at the smallest part of my waist and works with my curves to create a great shape. I don’t think anyone will be surprised when I say I’d like to add a whole lotta peplum into my step (that was good, right?) from now on.
What’s your favorite peplum piece? How are you styling it?