Spring 2012 Trend: Peplum

This continues our series on spring trends: inspiration from spring trends, translated into affordable and accessible items, whether for a full or subtle look.

  • The look: Peplums are the essence of feminity, accentuating the curvy shape of a woman's body. It's all about the small waist and notice-me hips with this look. If you don't like to show off your curves, well peplum might not be your cup of tea. Fortunately, there are different kinds of peplums: some with just a slight curve and others with an accentuated curve. There are also different ways to do peplum. You can even manage to put some edge in this femine look, which is my favorite way to wear peplum.

  • Pair with: Because peplums add volume to the hips, you should wear something with a straight shape on the bottom, for example a pencil skirt (whether long or short) or skinny pants (or shorts). A peplum dress is really easy to wear. If you are going for a full feminine look, opt for pastel hues, delicate accessories and embrace it! But if you want to add some edge to it, think of peplums in structured fabrics (why not leather?), and add unexpected accessories: biker boots, sneakers, chunky heels, statement necklace, lots of bracelets, studs, leather jacket, boyfriend cardi, etc. 

  • Where to find: While I only looked online, I found (again) a lot of peplums at Zara. I also found some at H&M, Forever 21, Simons, Mango and Jacob, all retailers with stores in Montreal.


Also available in black.
Zara, 119,00 CAD

Forever 21, 39,80 CAD


Fun mini.
Zara, 59,90 CAD

Feminine and sexy.
Zara, 89,90 CAD


Slight peplum.
Zara, 59,90 CAD

Would look great with skinny jeans.
Zara, 59,90 CAD

H&M, 29,95 CAD

H&M, 39,95 CAD

Talk about peplum with an edge.
H&M, 129,00 CAD

Forever 21, 21,80 CAD

Simons, 25,00 CAD

Try to cinch your shirts to create a peplum-like effect. It might work!
Mango, 79,99 CAD

Mango, 44,99 CAD


Great to add a feminine touch to any outfit.
H&M, 29,95 CAD

Jacob, 99,00 CAD

Are you going to wear peplums this spring? How would you wear it? Did you find any peplum items that you would like to share?

Check out other posts in the Spring 2012 Trend series: 

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