Peplum has been everywhere over the past few months. Are you hanging back from the trend because you’re not sure whether it suits the plus size
figure? Here are some tips for making the plus size peplum trend work for you!
Contrary to what you might assume, peplum is a fantastic trend for women with curves to try. The whole idea is figure-flattering femininity, and there’s a peplum style for everyone – depending on where the peplum sits, it’ll alter or enhance your shape for a gorgeous new look.
Here are our top tips for making a peplum work with your figure:
Create an hourglass silhoutte by choosing a peplum which starts at the thinnest point of your waist and ends just below your widest point (hips or thighs).
Women who are heavier on top (the inverted-triangle body shape), should look for a style which is dark on top, and which has a softer, more “flouncy” peplum in lace or a bright colour. This will add bulk to your lower half and will hide your tummy, drawing the eye downwards and balancing out your figure.
Women who are heavier on the bottom (the pear body shape) look best in a fitted peplum dress with a structured, “stiff” peplum – this is called an architechtural peplum.
For a figure flattering look, avoid doubling up – if you’re wearing a peplum top, go for a fitted skirt, and vice versa.
If you’re wanting to try the trend but don’t want to go all the way, opt for a ponti dress with very subtle side peplums. Our top pick? The Sara Ponti Peplum Dress, available in Merlot or Black.
We’ve put together some styling ideas for this dress – click the links below the image to shop the look.