Peplums Still in for 2014
Women love to get all dolled up. And when they get the chance to score fabulous finds that are on sale, it’s almost impossible to get on their way. Since it’s already the start of 2014, there will surely be lots of end of season sales everywhere. However, be careful enough in picking what to hoard for and not because fashion is easy changing and some items are not meant to stay on the “in list.” For peplum, though, there will surely be a reserved spot.
In 1947, Christian Dior designed the Tailleur Bar -- a blazer with a dramatic skirted waist. And from then on, varieties of the design were created. Peplums have been trending since 1948.
The design is comprised of a flared or circular ruffle attached to the waist of a bodice. Intentionally, a peplum is designed to complement a woman’s natural hourglass shape. And because of its composition, the design became an instant success. A peplum dress or blouse gives you the access to eat all you want at a dinner party and still stay classy! It can reshape your body into an hourglass silhouette even if you are not blessed with some nice curves or you do have a straight down boyish figure. A peplum never fails to cover up any insecurity that you have in your stomach area.
Miraculously, a peplum doesn’t only do a tummy trick by choosing a design that’s slightly 2 inches higher than your waist, if worn right, it can also cover up for a less-than-curvy legs. Through drawing the people’s attention to the upper body, the imperfection of your lower body will not easily be seen by anyone.
The rule when accessorizing with peplum is simple: don’t. The dress is already a statement piece that should focus on your look. A simple thin belt around the waist should suit, though. When wearing a peplum, be sure that the fitting is perfect unless you want to be seen as a lady with a strange-looking style. A peplum can be classy yet tricky style. The style can complement with almost anything: trousers, jeans, skirt, sandals, flats, high heels, plains or with print. With its design, it is always even possible to modify a peplum into an avant garde and edgy one.
As for S/S 2014 NFYW is concerned, the peplum trend is here to stay. It is a wardrobe classic! Besides, how can a fashion trend that suits almost every woman get out of style? Saying that the fashion style has elegance and classic vibe polished to it is an understatement.
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