The Peplum Skirt

Hello friends….my apologies for being away so long from the blog.

December has been a busy one – and I haven’t been very good about documenting my outfits of the day. :/

I did however, manage to capture this one – a quick and easy combo I put together of black and navy.

 

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I’ve been trying to curb my unnecessary shopping – as Xmas expenses are taking over my wallet this month.

These are new-to-me pieces….

The top, necklace and leopard Keds was bought ON SALE for cheapy cheapy.

And the peplum skirt was found on a via online plus-size swap Facebook group (#win)!
IMG_0470Peplum is defined by The Free Dictionary as “a short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, or dress.”

The peplum design has been around forever and was a big fashion statement in the 1940s.  And if you’ve been following the blog, you already know I’ve got a soft spot for vintage fashions of that era.

But this peplum look has it suddenly made its way back into mainstream fashion for a few years now.

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It’s essentially a fashion optical illusion –  all geared towards making your waist look slimmer – to achieve that coveted hour-glass shape.

I’ve got a few peplum pieces in my wardrobe already, in dresses and tops.  (Click here, here, herehere and here.)

But this was my first peplum skirt!

IMG_0475What I really liked about this piece was that the peplum has a bit of a slant in both the back and fronts.  Giving this overall simple look, a bit more visual interest.

Also, the faux leather top has a fabric back, making it much more breathable and comfortably wearable all-day.IMG_0472


How I Got The Look:

Navy faux leather top, JoeFresh; Black peplum skirt, AdditionElle; Leopard printed Keds; Necklace, Forever21
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What do you think of the peplum trend?  How have you made it work?

Tell me about it in the comments section below 🙂

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