5 Ways to Embrace the Peplum Right Now

Monday, November 11, 2013

--By Kim Moshtaghi

In honor of the hot new peplum jacket I purchased, I just have to share some fun finds for the fashion savvy readers. A peplum will accentuate your waist and make your hips into beautiful accessories that you should never wish to hide. Just look at Kim Kardashian and learn to EMBRACE.

Before I feature peplum with all its flair, I have decided to feature some modest finds for the shy gals. Check out this purple peplum dress with black leather contrasts. The contrast really makes this dress pop. This is a classic look for work and you can easily transition into the evening hours. Keeping it classy, one purple at a time.

Milly Pipe-Trim Peplum Dress

→ Buy the Milly Pipe-Trim Peplum Dress, $375.00, at neimanmarcus.com.

Alexander McQueen is one of my favorite labels. I really respect the designer and I love everything from the line. I can’t allow this line to dominate my closet because I would be broke, but when it comes to my random splurges, I like to splurge on McQueen.

The defining characteristics of this exquisite red peplum pocketed dress are its perfect structure and alignment. Although this dress is too short for the office, it is perfect for the night you want to stand out and be the best dressed, unless of course someone else is wearing the same dress!

McQ Alexander McQueen Peplum Pocketed Dress

→ Buy the McQ Alexander McQueen Peplum Pocketed Dress, $1,010.00, at neimanmarcus.com.

Do you need an ultra classic evening dress but don’t want to show off your pale legs? Then you will adore this BCBG long, black v-neck dress. The cut outs in the back add style. There are endless possibilities for this dress because it’s black and it’s simple enough to glamorize with the right accessories. You can pair with a bold belt or vintage oversized earrings to create a knockout look! You can also keep it simple and let your curves speak for themselves with a pair of studs and a simple cuff.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Rooney V-Neck Peplum Gown

→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Rooney V-Neck Peplum Gown, $398.00, at bcbg.com.

Now it is time to gear away from the dresses. Try a peplum top to pair with a bottom half of your choice! This red lace peplum top is a wonderful way to fit the criteria for holiday parties.

BCBGMAXAZRIA Evia Lace Peplum Top

→ Buy the BCBGMAXAZRIA Evia Lace Peplum Top, $178.00, at bcbg.com.

Let me finalize this post with a leather jacket with major attitude. This sleek peplum jacket is a sexy way to cover up. The two knit panels give this jacket the tailored look it portrays.

Hinge Leather Peplum Jacket

→ Buy the Hinge Leather Peplum Jacket, $298.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

Kim Moshtaghi
is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she's a Realtor with Real Living Real Estate, specializing in coastal homes and luxury acquisitions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.