Thursday, April 12, 2012

Trend-Spotting: The Peplum

2012 is most definitely the year of the peplum. The short ruffle attached to a skirt, dress, top or even pants has caused quite a stir in the fashion world, with celebrities like Emma Stone (in Giambattista Valli) and Olivia Palermo (in Mulberry) taking to it in spades. Jason Wu, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, Alexander McQueen, Tibi, Rodarte (and even more!) ... all embraced the peplum and incorporated it into their collections this season. Below, my favorite takes on the trend.

Thakoon Tiger Lily Makado Peplum Top
A resplendent shade of kelly green is emblazoned with a gorgeous reinterpretation of classic paisley.
$990 at

ASOS Peplum Dress With Ribbon Trim
Bright cascading tiers are so sweet and fun.
$81.81 at

Marc by Marc Jacobs Flavin Striped Peplum Blouse
Bold sailor stripes in patriotic hues, shot through with hot pink accents.
$198 at

Mulberry Metallic Crepe Peplum Top
The same top as Olivia Palermo's, but in a muted champagne hue that goes with absolutely everything.
$600 at

Tibi Peplum-Waist Striped Cotton Jacket
Equally as perfect over skinny jeans or an LBD.
$495 at

Nanette Lepore Yearbook Peplum Top
A very subtle peplum accents bold tangerine faille, creating a flattering, cinched-in silhouette that looks good on everyone.
$198 at

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