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The Peplum is Back and This Is How You Should Wear It!


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The Peplum is Back and This Is How You Should Wear It!

Yes, you read that right. The year 2023 has brought back a number of Y2K trends and amongst them were the peplum. But do not fret, we graduated away from the horrors of what the trend used to be. The peplum has seen some major upgrades since its last resurgence and its quite worth the purchase. But don’t take our word for it, celebrity stylists like Rachel Zoe have stamped their approval of the trend. We’re not sure if the longevity is there but as of now it’s a great way to look sleek and modern.

What Is It:

The peplum gets its origins from ancient Greek culture and grew popular throughout the nineteenth century. When people refer to a peplum, they are referring to the flared, ruffled piece attached to the waistline of a garment. This addition to a garment adds to the illusion of a smaller waist due to the way a peplum lays away from the stomach. Many of us millennials were first introduced to this trend during the early 2000s. At that time, the zeitgeist promoted this trend as we wore our scuba material peplum blouse, paired with a blazer, top knot and Jeffrey Campbell’s heelless heels.

Bye-bye to those days!

How to Wear Peplum:

In recent times, we have seen some upgrades to the peplum. For starters, it has trickled over to other pieces of the garment like jackets, blazers and corsets. In my opinion, the fall/winter season is the best time to maximize the most attractive parts of this trend. The use of winter accessories will help accentuate the silhouette. To style the peplum trend, pair a fitted peplum top with high-waisted jeans or a pencil skirt for a flattering silhouette. Opt for bold, vibrant colors or playful prints to make a statement. Complete the look with sleek heels or ankle boots. Then accessorize with minimal jewelry to let the peplum detail take center stage. Remember, balance is key – if you choose a voluminous peplum top, pair it with slimmer bottoms to maintain a proportional and stylish look.

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