Peplums: you’ve seen these waist-defining skirts everywhere, but now it’s time to find one that really shows off your bod. Today we’re going over the best peplum skirts for your shape with the help of some very stylish bloggers and celebrities! P.S. You might find that you fit two of these options rather than just one. Pick a primary and secondary body type for better understanding of what works well for you and soon you’ll be accentuating all your best assets with peplums!
→ Cut out peplum belt + a sweater dress or jacket
Being petite makes it tough to wear a hip increasing skirt, but there are ways to pull it off without looking too small on top. You’ll want to invest in a cute cut out peplum belt (cut out as in there isn’t a skirt all the way around). The key is to balance the bigger hips with something heavier on top so you keep proportions balanced. Wear it over a sweater dress, sweater on top of an over the knee skirt or a structured shoulder top that way you get to enjoy the poofy-ness of the peplum skirt without taking away from your hourglass figure. See how YouTubers Q2Han, Hallie Daily, and Camille Co wear the peplum belt with structured tops.
→ Dropped peplum hem + pencil skirt
Lucky for you, tall girls can pull off pretty much all the peplum styles. The only problem you might come across is the peplum sitting too high. Here, the cut is key to even out your proportions. The dropped peplum hem works best on longer torsos. Liz of Late Afternoon wears a dropped peplum hem top with a pencil skirt.
→ Pleated peplum top + pencil skirt + belt
You’ve got bigger hips and a feminine waist. With these curves, a peplum top is the best way to play them up! You’ll want to wear a peplum top where the skirt starts at the smallest part of the waist (not too far below your bust). This will flatter your figure by accentuating your womanly shape. Beyonce wears a peplum top with a matching pencil skirt. You can also throw on a skinny belt to add more definition. You can also try on a peplum belt over a fitted sweater and a pencil skirt for the same effect.
I’m Straight Shaped
→ Flared peplum pencil dress
You’ve got an athletic body type: broad shoulders and a straight waist. A peplum dress with little to no sleeves will help you get the waist you’ve always wanted and is one of the best ways to play up your curves. The stiffness of a flared peplum dress will add volume to your hips, even out your proportions if you’re top heavy, all while you show off your toned legs. Jennifer Garner’s peplum dress has just a hint of flounce that shows off her curves. Girl’s legs look killer in a pencil skirt too.