Sunday, June 2, 2013

Pretty In Peplum.

If you've noticed a new trend in stores and on your favorite reality fashion series, it might very well be PEPLUM.
This look might be new to you, but the year twenty-thirteen isn't its first go-round. This trend can be traced back all the way to Ancient Greek women AND men!

The official definition for peplum is:

                        1. A short flared, gathered, or pleated strip of fabric attached at the waist of a
                            woman's  jacket, dress, or blouse. 
                        2. In Ancient Greece, a woman's outer garment. 

Don't worry, this flattering look didn't go away after Socrates retired his has lasted throughout some of history's greatest and most fashion forward generations. 

Although this feels like a new trend, peplum allows us all the chance to dress in vintage without paying the price! We love peplum on tops and dresses, sporting big ruffles or small. 

While this is a fun trend, it is sometimes hard to find just the right style of peplum for your body type. 

To balance your shape and hips and help slim your silhouette, choose a peplum that is shorter and adds flirty volume.

To add curves and create an hourglass shape, choose a dress with a peplum on the sides with a tight-fitted bodice.

To camouflage with your peplum, choose one that is longer and lays flat over problem areas. 

You can pair your favorite peplum tops with skinny jeans or pencil skirts for the look of your choice! Just take notes from some of our favorite celebs rocking this timeless trend!

Find all of these looks and more in our store or on our Facebook page!!

Ellie Boutique
Ellie Crimson