Spring 2012 Runway Trend: Peplums

Posted 3 January 2012 at 10:26 AM | Comments (0)

I’ve spent all morning trying to decide which spring trend to focus on today and finally decided on this one! Trends come and go and come back again—but I don’t remember this ever being a “must have” item in my lifetime.

Seven Days of Spring Trends

Shown at Cushnie et Ochs, Cynthia Rowley, and Giorgio Armani:

Spring 2012 Runway Fashion Trend: Peplums

And at Jason Wu, Thakoon, and Rodarte:

Spring 2012 Runway Fashion Trend: Peplums

A peplum is a short flounce that starts at the waist and covers the hips. Although these runway looks may not work for the everyday, average American woman, look beyond the fancy fabrics and sky-high heels—can’t you see this in basic cotton over jeans with flat sandals?

Note that peplums accentuate the hips, so if you want to minimize your hips, this may not be the trend for you. However you can make it work by finding a peplum top that also broadens the shoulders and gives you more of an hourglass, rather than pear, shape.

Oh, and my favorite? The Rodarte top. I so want to wear that with my skinny jeans!

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