Peplum tailoring is one of the my fav AW/12 fashion trends I would like to share with you today, which has been seen on the catwalk by designers such as Christian Dior, Elie Saab, Lanvin and more. The peplum shape is great for creating that desired feminine body shape with the enhanced hip giving the illusion of a smaller waist, Peplum tailoring creates that architectural sleek and modern look most women want to achieve. The clever cut can also help to conceal that troublesome midriff which will help with that important date. It is something of the modern day solution of how to achieve the edwardian silhouette without suffocating yourself to the edge of fainting wearing a traditional corset.
The Peplum shape is very easy to wear, and great for all body types. It could be separates such as a jacket, skirt or top or one-piece jump suits or dresses. Teamed with relatively fitted pieces such as cropped trousers, skinny jeans or pencil skirt is all you need. Look out for the tailored ones in medium to heavy weight fabric for more formal occasions and lighter ones in softer fabrics such as jersey or lace for that flirtatious and sweet look. There’s only one rule, work it!
Here are some peplum tailoring picks for you from the high street.