Consider this a season of peplum and strategic pleats, both of which are intended to showcase a body part that most women aren’t wildly enthusiastic about displaying: our hips.
Ruffles and shapeless pleats are difficult to pull off, I admit, but peplum is not to be feared. While it obviously won’t conceal your hips, it will make your waist look ballerina-delicate.
Don’t take my word for it, take Lanvin’s:
Still not convinced that hips should be celebrated? Marc Jacobs doesn’t share your view:
My humble tribute to affordable hip-friendly fashion:
Electric Frenchie Pink Sleeveless Top — Pink Sleeveless Lightweight Pleated and Ruffle Blouse, $33
Alyssa Nicole Black Peplum Skirt, $39
SUHU Dress FUYUE, $95
Ruche Peplum Parade Tweed Dress by Aryn K., $69.50
Ruche Ice Folly Shimmer Lace Top, $35.99
Modcloth.com Ladders and Lasses Dress, $82.99
Modcloth.com Cobalt Brilliance Dress, $54.99
Modcloth.com Coach Tour Top in Stripes, $37.99
Trina Turk “Kiran” Sleeveless Peplum Dress, $98.90
Charlotte Russe Pop Color Lace Peplum Blazer, $39.99
Vintage 80s 90s Polkadot Peplum Blazer by FunkyFondledandFresh, $38
Austin Reed, $49.99
Free People Cableknit Peplum Jacket, $148
Vero Moda Lace Peplum Dress, $59.61
For plus-size beauties: Asos CURVE Peplum Top in Dog Tooth Check, $64.71
And, as a finale, two dresses that clock in at $316.76 each. I will never buy either of these, but I deeply admire the structure of each!
Asos, in black..
Asos, in deep tangerine: