Friday, March 2, 2012

Weekend Style :: Peplum Trend

Happy Friday everyone!
More interesting than a belt, and easier to wear as it creates the illusion of curves while disguising troublesome tummy issues, the peplum is back! Peplums are overskirts, ruffles or flares at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, dress or skirt.
Peplums are a fantastic way to work in a retro, feminine touch, while still coming across as festive when pulling together a day or night look. Whether you opt for a peplum-accented jacket, a peplum skirt, or a peplum embellished dress - it adds a wonderfully flirty touch to any ensemble.  
Because the peplum style puts a lot of emphasis on the hip area, a waist-cincher is a must for me. If the peplum silhouette makes you shy, consider a dark monochromatic style for a subtle but still fabulous look. I recommend adding at least one peplum item to your suitcase for when you travel as it may be the best way to look fashion-forward and indulge in your favorite food and beverages while on vacation =)

Note: Sorry for being MIA on the blogsphere - my life has been crazier than usual if you can believe that! I will be visiting your blog this weekend, don't you worry =)

[Outfit]
Top & Shorts :: H&M
Tights :: HUE
Shoes :: Jessica Simpson via Macy's
Belt :: Came from Guess Dress
Necklace & Clutch :: Borrowed
Thanks for reading and I hope everyone has a great weekend! 

50 comments:

  1. I really love peplums - this is so cute on you!

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  2. You look awesome in this peplum outfit!

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  3. This peplum top is adorable on you! I love how it combines another one of my favorite trends, polka dots! Hehe that's so funny about how you can eat a lot while wearing a peplum top, you are so right. Peplum anything is definitely on my spring wish list. Have a wonderful weekend, Thu!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  4. You are so pretty and i love your hair :) The blouse is lovely. Kiss

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  5. Gorgeous peplum!!!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  6. Love the polka dots and shorts!! Cute mix :)

    XoXo,
    Ashley
    AsassyWoman.com

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  7. Wow, it was interesting. I'll try to apply your tips into practice)
    sunny-susunny.blogspot.com

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  8. I´ve had my eyes set on this top for a few weeks and I think I´ll just run out of the house and buy it, it looks amazing! Love the way you styled it, it suits you perfectly!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  9. Lovely outfit! You look so pretty!
    Kisses

    www.ineedhangers.blogspot.com

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  10. Great tips - and I love the peplum on you!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  11. Hi Thu!! You look great in the polka dot peplum shirt and shorts!! No worries about visiting - I've been really behind too!

    xo, sam

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  12. Gorgeous peplum outfit! The colour really suits you and I love the top!

    Em
    x

    http://emberdrake.blogspot.com

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  13. Love this look! Peplum tops can give you the hourglass shape which I love about retro/vintage clothing!

    XOXO
    Shels
    http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

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  14. A definite must for my closet! It's so figure flattering, loving the belt you selected. Have a lovely weekend :)

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  15. Cute top.....peplum's are back all right! :)

    P.S.: Like your new hairstyle....looking nice! :))

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  16. Lovely outfit and peplum looks great on you!

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  17. Seriously adorable! The peplum trend suites you well! Have a great weekend!

    xoxo,
    Rachel

    www.rachelslookbook.com

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  18. did i tell you that your new haircut looks great?

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  19. You definitely look great in this peplum trend :) Love the polka dots! Happy weekend to you ;)

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  20. wait! what did i miss??
    i love the color of your top but love love your new bang! too adorable, Thu! :D

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  21. I have the same shirt. It's sooo cute! Have a nice weekend :)

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  22. Love that top!
    xoxo
    www.natashafatah.blogspot.com

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  23. You rocked that look! I love the top :) xoxo ♥

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  24. Lovely outfit, as always you shine bright with your positive smile. Wish you a wonderful weekend dear! ♥XOXO

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  25. I'm in love with that H&M top! Too bad we can't get H&M here in Australia :( Looking great as always Thu! <3

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  26. polka dots are cute!
    red and blue ones and even more!
    nice look x

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  27. Very cute! Happy weekend to you too, Stephie x

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  28. You have such beautiful style, so I am awarding you with a very special blog award! Check it out at...

    www.vivikstyle.blogspot.com

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  29. dazzling! i'm thinking 1980's.

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  30. Hello! I just added myself to your followers for support, and wanted to invite you to come follow my blog and be a part of a fun Jessica simpson giveaway I’m having!
    Hope to see you there! Thanks!
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  31. lovely outfit as always...love that polka dot top!!


    a kiss from the
    cocobloggers

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  32. The polka dot print is so cute and fun! The peplum shape is so interesting, I think they look really stylish on skirts/dresses but seem to be tricky to carry off. I like your suggestions for peplum tops or dark pieces :)

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  33. I adore and love your style :) I would go through your old posts just to see what you wore :D I think now the polka dot is coming back and I am so excited. I never thought a peplum top would be useful...:D I need one or two now. definitely need to conceal the tummy ;)

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogspot.com

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  34. Congrats! I nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award on my blog! Check it out!

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  35. Hahaha. I KNEW this was going to happen. I was incredulous ever since this trend appeared on blogs everywhere. And yet, I knew someone was going to create an outfit that I love and would get me behind this trend. And... you're the winner. I think it's the cinched waist that did it for me.

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  36. Great tips and the print of your top is so cute! Love how you styled it to flatter you perfectly!

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  37. the dotted shirt is simply amazing :D

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  38. I love the peplum trend. I have a few items that create a natural waist flare where none actually exists on me. I think you did a great job highlighting with the belt. I also dig the shorts!

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  39. nice hair. Ive been so whacked out ive been missing a lot of posts. love the shirt

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  40. Pretty outfit! ;)

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  41. I love this look! Especially the shorts!
    I've just followed and you are quickly becoming my favourite to read!
    Lauren <3
    http://www.alamodejadore.blogspot.com/

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  42. Did you just cut your hair? I think it really suits you!! As always, you look great in your outfit!! :)

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  43. Looks really cute on you Thu!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  44. omg! u and your sister are soo cute *-* really nice outfit

    love

    lan beauthi.blogspot.com

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