If I had to choose a one piece that would instantly transform 2011 outfits to spring 2012-ready ones, I would say peplum. Why is it a crucial spring 2012 must-have piece? First of all, peplum skirt, dress and blouse have been on fire at the best 2012 fashion shows. Secondly, they’ve already had a couple of magazine covers and the last but not the least, peplum detailing creates a sleek womanly silhouette AKA perfect hourglass shape.
Peplum in Spring 2012 fashion shows
Derived from 1950s, redone for 1980s, peplum skirt, dress and blouse showed up again at quite a few contemporary designers. Chinese American fashion guru Vera Wang made use of the elegant tapered waist to enhance the slim silhouette of a sheer dress. Jason Wu, and Badgley Mischka chose an intense pop of electric neon while fashion duo, Cushnie et Ochs presented a gleaming metal peplum details standing out from the high-slit stark white dress. A wide spectrum of looks showcased on the season’s catwalks prove one single truth: no matter what style you choose, peplum is totally en vogue.
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Harper’s Bazaar Australia: Miranda Kerr in a Mary Katrantzou peplum skirt
Have a look at this amazing Harper’s Bazaar cover with Victoria’s Secret angel, Miranda Kerr posing in a floral bra top (read more about the crop top trend) and a printed satin peplum skirt designed by Mary Katrantzou. The supermodel flaunts her flawless high fashion looks in the November 2011 magazine’s issue looking fresh and youthful, definitely not shy about her bare midriff.
Want to buy an elegant peplum dress?
Take a cue from Miranda and add a feminine flavour to your evening looks with an excellently tailored dramatic and inspirational peplum dress. This one manufactured by Aqua features a plunging neckline, a high fitted waist and a form fitting peplum skirt. Contemporary, yet whimsical it lends an architectural edge to your fashion-forward party ensembles.