This article was published in +977 (a Nepalese Lifestyle Magazine in Australia) in June 2014 issue.
If you over indulge a little during holiday season, don’t worry a lot but invest in peplum dress/top/skirt/jacket until you get back in shape sa it draws attention away from non-washboard abs.
Peplum is a clever little frill, a short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, skirt or dress that extends from your waist to hips making your body look perfect.
From 1800s, peplums were in fashion and it has made a big comeback since few seasons now. From catwalks to celebrities to normal people, everyone is embracing this new tread and you will know why as well if you own a piece.
As everything in fashion, you need to know some simple rules on wearing peplum in the most flattering way. The length, width and volume of the ruffle determine it all, and the drape and choice of fabric make a difference too while choosing what to buy. The key to getting this trend right is keeping it modern.
- Choose soft materials peplum making sure it stays next to your skin and gives the illusion of a smaller waist.
- Get a peplum that has slightly higher waist and it can hide a thicker middle.
- A single colour outfit will also help lengthen your frame so avoid extreme colour-blocking or graphic print-blocking.
- If you are wearing a peplum top, wear a streamlined pencil skirt or tapered pants.
- Buy peplum slightly narrower at the front than the back, creating a scooping effect at the waist and hips.
- Paired with the right belt (read skinny), peplum can be even more flattering.
- If you are not tall, buy peplum with short width and less volume.
- If you have straight body, pick a soft yet streamlined flared peplums to add curve to your body.
M from nepaliaustralian