April 4, 2012


In a previous post I listed 6 trends for spring, one of them being the peplum. Everyone is not a fan of the peplum because they concentrate on the hip enhancement which is deemed a big "no no" for the plus size woman. I however choose to focus on the wonderful waist cinching the peplum accomplishes. If you ask me, the peplum is perfect for the plus size woman because it gives the appearance of an hour glass shape. 

Peplum Jacket: Thrifted
Skirt and Belt: Lane Bryant
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Handbag: B. Makowsky

What is your take on the peplum?
With LOVE,


Ticka said...

My take on it is this... Nobody's gonna tell me not to accentuate my wonderful hips!! I do what I want. lol! Ok, I'm done being sassy now. =D

I haven't chosen to jump on this trend because I can't get past the Jackee'/227 look that it gives me when I try it on. Don't get me wrong... My gurl Jackee' rocked the heck out of her peplum outfits!! But when I see myself in them, I just don't feel comfortable, and it always looks to me like I'm trying to be like her.

Maybe I need to go for more subtle peplum styles like this top that you're rocking. It's very cute!


I wanna be fierce said...

How funny I just did a post on peplum dresses a few days ago. The dress I tried on was super cute. I say if it looks good on you who cares what others say.

- Shakiyla

If Curves Could Talk (Stefanie) said...

How cute do you look! YOu look FIERCE! And gorgeous at that!

Anonymous said...

I love this outfit! I don't follow "rules" when it comes to what I wear. If I feel that I look good in it then I will wear it.


Laura said...

I never thought of the peplum a waist emphasizer but you are so right! Btw you look gorgeous in the purple plus I am totally digging all of the purple.

grownandcurvywoman said...

Love the colors of your floral peplum jacket! So strong & bold like you!!!

Bespoke Biddie said...

gorgeous as always my dear



Serendipity said...

You are rocking that outfit! Gorgeous!

I remember when the peplum came into style in the late 80's and early 90's. I worked at a fashion merchandising company and all day it was peplum, peplum, peplum. I worked in the word processing department and I got exhausted typing "peplum" over and over again.

Not to say that it isn't a wonderful style if you can carry it off, which you do!

cherry vidal said...

see now you hit the nail on the head! Thats exactly why i love the peplum it just enhances your curves to no end and adds them if you lack in that department! it does this all while hiding the belly flap lol you look lovely, so spring so chic xoxo

TiaLou said...

The peplum looks great on you!

Style4Curves said...

I am in LOVE with that jacket!!!!

Sing said...

Right on point girl.


I think you are absolutely gorgeous and spot on every single time.
Happy Easter weekend, Kiah.

Cicely C. said...

girl I SEE YOU! I'm gonna have to borrow this 'fit! Looking radiant as usual :)

Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell said...

I totally agree with you on peplums. I also like tops with elastic in the waist that create a peplum like shape.
Loving this outfit on you!

Anonymous said...

I love Peplum, it makes me look thin and it hides my "rolls"..LOL..
You look fabulousyou have a great eye for fashion!

Erica said...

I really like the colors in the floral print. You look great!

Lourdes said...

I think the use of the belt is perfect for the waist. I never try to wear a peplum but I will do it!!

So cute!

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Shasie said...

You pull of peplum very well lady! Can't wait to meet you at our Swapnista event on the 28th!
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Sassy T said...

Love it. I don't follow any rules. Hate all this don't do this , don't do that. I always try. If I like it I wear.