How to… work the peplum top 3 ways.

If you haven’t bought into the delights of a peplum top yet this season, now is the time to take stock and get ready to pounce. With the party season only a few scary weeks away, it’s time to start thinking about body-con tricks which can keep us looking trim, even though we will no doubt be gorging our way from Thanksgiving onwards.

Screen Shot 2013-10-24 at 6.17.37 AMFor me the peplum top is the ultimate waist cincher. What with it’s little kicked out pleat extending the line from waist to hip, giving the eye the appearance of curves where there may actually be none, this genius little fashion feature is having a bit of a moment.

A great peplum top doesn’t always come cheap though, so it got me wondering how many ways I could actually work one once I had invested.

For the office, you could easily pair your top with another current season must-have, the flare skirt. The silhouette gets additional curve appeal with this little combo, but when you add a crop jacket and some cute heeled booties, you are off to the sartorial races.

For a dress down look add some boyfriend jeans and an animal print bomber. Buckle detail biker boots finish the look for the perfect girl-next-door feel.

If you’re heading into party season with the peplum in your closet, you can’t go far wrong by mixing it up with some ladylike tux looks in a monochrome set for a minimalist, downtown chic look.

 

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