Last weekend my friend mentioned that she thinks about buying a peplum skirt but she is not sure if this is a right cut for her figure. Then immediately asked me if I can write a post about how to wear a skirt with peplum. I thought “why not” as the subject seems to be interesting. In fact I will go one step further and will prepare a series of posts about peplum as there are not only peplum skirts to talk about.
Before we dive into the details regarding the peplum skirts, I find important to present you various styles of peplum hoping this will help you to find the one which will best flatter your figure.
Asymmetrical Peplum is appropriate for any body type depending on where the hem falls. Just remember that the peplums that are shorter at the sides but longer in the front and back works better for curvier body types and the ones longer at the sides but shorter in the front and back are for women with narrow hips.
Flared peplum is perfect for women who are heavier at the bottom because this peplum will flatter your figure by drawing in the waist and building an hourglass shape.
Gathered peplum is the most appropriate if you are straight without defined waist, because this style of peplum will help you to create a curve at the hip. Just make sure the peplum of your skirt sits right on your waist because only then it will create that much wanted contrast between your hips and waistline.
Pleated Peplum works well for any body type. If you want to camouflage the appearance of your belly, you can easily do it with this style of peplum.
How to wear peplum skirt?
There is one rule of thumb you should stick with: the fuller the peplum skirt is, the more fitted and simpler the top should be.
In my opinion the classiest way to wear a peplum skirt is with a top or buttoned shirt tucked in.
Attention: the peplum attires are not suitable for all situations so, in order to save yourself embarrassment and avoid problems, be always considerate of your work-place policies and adjust accordingly.