Fashion Focus: Peplums

Inspired by the trend for all things feminine and frivolous this season, peplums are adding a pretty twist to sharp silhouettes. Pencil skirts, fitted tops and shift dresses feel slightly more wearable when a forgiving frill is added, drawing attention to nipped in waists and hovering over hips.

We love this new design detail so much this season that we’ve taken the classic little black dress and given it a dramatic peplum detail:

Black peplum dress £39

Model Natalia Vodianova makes a dramatic entrance in a black peplum dress at a recent event – simple accessories and chic red lipstick let her dress do the talking:

Model Natalia Vodianova at the V&A Design Fund Gala
Richard Young/Rex Features

But for summer, why not try candy colours or tropical brights for an on-trend look? When peplums meet pink, it’s full-on girlish glamour – from bubblegum to lipstick, there’s no other shade that could perk up a peplum like pink:

Bubblegum pink peplum top £29
Lipstick pink peplum dress £39

Will you be wearing peplums this season? Let us know how you style the look!

Joanne Wilkinson

Joanne Wilkinson

Online editor, blogger, email marketer, graphic designer and creative copywriter at M&Co. Fashion magazines, American soap operas, loud music, cocktails, sunshine and red lipstick are just some of the things that make me happy.

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