The peplum top is earning its place in wardrobes everywhere. They come in the form of tops, dresses and even skirts. They can be worn with a casual outfit or they can instantly dress up a basic outfit. I have recently become obsessed with the playful peplum, but I was not always a fan…

The peplum top carries a stigma for the very reason why I love it so much. Many think that the flairy trim along the bottom exaggerates the belly. Others consider the peplum to be a top made specifically for pregnant women. These thoughts are total MYTHS! There is power behind the peplum. Many peplum tops have a bodice that sinches the waist and a flair that disguises that unwanted belly. Anything that is instantly slimming is powerful in my book! So stop making excuses and see how these powerful peplums were styled so you can give one a try.

Jeans and heels can easily dress up a basic peplum. Add a chunky necklace for a little something extra.

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Shorts can make a pretty peplum a little less dressy. Flats make this look perfect for a day trip with the girls.

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 ↑ It looks like a jumpsuit… but its shorts and a peplum top, I promise ↑

Jeans and flats really change the look of a peplum. This makes for the perfect dinner date outfit.

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Give the peplum a chance and tell us what you think. How do you wear your peplum?

Vanessa Rao/ CW44 Tampa Bay


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