So after a week off from Style Me Friday we are back with one of my absolute fashion staples – the peplum.
Inspiration was easy for me on this one – She the queen on the peplum/pencil skirt look – and the blogger that convinced me to give this look a go – She’s brave, funny, fierce and fabulous – with a little geek thrown in for good measure – it’s Melissa from Suger Coat It!
My wardrobe is choc-full of peplums – peplum tops, peplum dresses, peplum jackets, peplum skirts, pephem skirts. When I find something that’s on-trend and works for my body – I really hop on that band wagon.
From a body-shape perspective, the peplum emphasizes my waist and helps to balance out my shoulders and hips. (Best of all it hides my belly pouch – which has to be my least favourite part of my body).
Peplum top and pencil skirt is an easy work combo – I think of it as a bit of a quasi-uniform. Polished and flattering – yet I can add some punch and flavour with interesting patterns – like this Aztec Midi pencil Skirt from New Look…
Of all of the Peplums I have… I’ve gotta say – no one does it better than City Chic for plus size peplums! I find the peplum starts a little longer down the torso, and the frill is the perfect length – for me anyway!
Top: City Chic
Skirt: New Look
Belt: City Chic
Check out the other fabulous Style Me Friday Peplum looks by visiting The Fashionista Next Door!