Your hips are beautiful (Lanvin says so)…

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 Ladders and Lasses Dress, $82.99 Cobalt Brilliance Dress, $54.99 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:

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