When it comes to fashions, we can be sure it is safe to say that no fashion is good or bad. That is probably the reason that fashions keep coming back in cycles. If you really take a deeper look, then you will see that many of the fashions that are prevalent today are a reflection of some aspects from the past. The thing is fashions not only reflect what you wear and how you wear it but also the body type or figure that is in fashion. For instance, today fashions dictate a leaner built but one of the constant classics in terms of the body type is the hourglass figure. That is why even if having an hourglass figure is not currently in fashion, dressing to create that illusion still prevails. This could explain why the peplum is so popular. The peplum tends to cinch in the waist and make the hips look curvier by having a stiff kind of pleated attachment. You need to know more about peplum and how to use it for maximum benefit.
Creating an hourglass illusion will come easy to you if you know how to work the peplum dress. While this can come in handy for sexy vintage dressing styles that you could try, we have to tell you that peplum dresses can be a bit over the top. That is why, unless you have the confidence and personality to carry off this style, do not adopt this. However, when it comes to dressing for your wedding, there is no doubt that you need to be dramatic. That is why classy examples of vintage wedding dresses in the 50s style can have a lot of peplum or peplum effects in them.
We have already described to you what a peplum is and the pictures given here can give you an idea about the different ways in which you can use this style to add pizzazz to your dressing style.
However, we will leave you with some pointers on how to wear a peplum dress with style:
A longer peplum pleat can cover a paunch: Some of us on certain days may feel that we do not have curves but bulges and may wish to dress to conceal them. Wearing a fitting dress with a softer and longer peplum can work very well to cover the bulge created by a paunch.
A softer peplum can make your figure flow: As we said earlier, peplum dresses can be a tad dramatic and if you want to soften this effect, you can do so. All you need to do is ensure that the peplum pleats are softer and closer to your body to create that illusion.
An uneven peplum can make a dress interesting: A peplum dress usually has a pleat running evenly around the waist. But if you want, you can make it a bit uneven to make the dress more interesting. It also has the double advantage of concealing a bigger butt if you wish to do so. Also ensuring that you use soft and flowing materials can help in this regard.
Can work on dresses, skirts and pants: This article is about using peplum dresses to the best advantage to add feminine curves to your body. However, if you are the kind who wears trousers to a large extent, then you will still find that you can use the peplum to the best advantage.
We are sure that you may have seen women carry off the peplum style dresses with style and felt that the effect was both dressy and dramatic and now you know how to make the most of it too.