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Do’s And Don’ts Of Wearing Peplum Tops


Peplum outfit is one of the top fashion must-haves that is getting so much attention right now. It has seriously made a big come-back in the fashion world after some years of absence.

Pairing peplum dresses and skirts is pretty easy but pairing peplum tops are a little bit tricky. A peplum top is one of the things you need to invest on, largely because it flaunts your feminine figure. Not to mention, it can hide a post-binge belly as well. Even though there is no exact formula, principle or how-to in fashion, some pairings do lead to flattering results but some do not.

However, if you apply the DO’s and DON’Ts below you will be safe.


Do pair peplums with slim fit trousers or skirt, such as skinny pants or a pencil skirt. For trousers, choose ones that are not too tight or body-squeezing. image

Do mix with a flared mini skirt if you have petite postures, or an above the knee length one if you have ideal to tall postures.

Do try out before buying because it comes in different types and sizes of waist cutting and flares that may fit differently from one person to another. image

Do make sure that the peplum’s lower line is laid just around your hip or slightly below, unless you want to emphasize your hourglass shape.

imageDo wear one size bigger if your regular size squeezes your body. Your purpose of wearing peplum is to look slimmer on the waist, but wearing a very tight one will trigger-off all day long tummy holding which is painful.

Do choose ones that have lower necklines, or a tube peplum, if you want to look slimmer around your chests.


imageDon’t wear it with tight shorts, it more often than not turns out not as pretty as when it paired with a skirt or long pants. Exceptions are for peplum tubes.

Don’t pair with palazzos or wide-length pants unless you have an exceptional or model look alike postures.

Don’t mix with boyish shoes or sandals. Stick with lady-like shoes such as pumps, stilettos and other heels. Exception applies if you wear skirted or casual peplums, such as those made from 100% cotton.

Don’t put on an over-sized belt, wear a thin belt in contrasting colors or metals that aimed only to accentuate your look. A large belt creates more horizontal line that consequently makes you look shorter which the peplum already does.


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