Okay, I’m just going to come right out and say it – I cannot get behind this trend. It’s not the fault of the designers who, in all their vision, have put out this very sweet and feminine look.
The fact is I have Peplum Baggage.
Back in 1988 I went to a high school formal in a jewel-toned, silk/satin, purple gown that had a peplum (along with the 1980’s requisite puffed sleeves) that at the time I ADORED. I’m pretty sure it was purchased at a bridal shop.
And you all can just pipe down right now with the hazing — I’ve paid enough as there are pictures that still exist with me in this atrocity and if you keep reading I just MIGHT show you the problem.
Though I doubt it.
Peplums are adorable. They are. And if I wasn’t already carrying scars of peplums past I might give this little trend a shot again. However? No.
Peplums do not help Those Concerned with Their Hips to sleep easy at night. You have to be super tall, super thin and well-proportioned to pull these off well. I vote we leave these to be worn on the red carpets. We’ll be supportive with golf claps. Agreed?