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I am a big fan of the peplum trend. While the blossoming style may be new to some, it’s actually an old style that originated in theÂ ’20s.Â For those that think the cut is too fly, feminine—or worse, too tricky to wear to work, I urge you to take a second look.Â Whether worn formal for a meeting or casualÂ for Fridays, you can rock peplum in the office. In fact, there are several perks to the peplum:
The look is ladylike and makes a demure yet powerfulÂ statement
It gives every figure theÂ perfect hourglass shape whether youÂ are a size 2 or 22
It is versatile and can be dressed up or dressed down
It’s one of those key accents that can take you fromÂ professional to play.
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Peplum dresses are prefect for the office and scream effortless style. PeplumÂ separates, on the other hand, provide moreÂ versatility as there are a number of ways to wear them.
Pair peplum tops with slim pants or pencil skirtsÂ to prevent looking too heavy or boxy.
Layer a peplum top over an old dress to mix things up or wear it under a blazer
Partner peplum skirts with a shell top or a pretty buttonless blouse.
Peplum jackets compliment pretty much anything and make it easy to wear the trend everyday
No matter how your rock the trend, just remember to keep your proportions in check to prevent looking out of shape. Â If you don’t already have one, pick up a peplum today or try a new way ofÂ wearingÂ your own. With so manyÂ ways to wear the trend, you cant help but agree that peplums are a great perk for anyone’s Â style.
KÃ©la Walker is an award-winning, Emmy-nominated producer and TV host, who has contributed lifestyle and entertainment content for outlets includingÂ NBC’s LXTV, Getty Images, YRB Magazine, Madame Noire, and RTL Germany. She also has a passion for fashion and offers the latest in fab fashion trends and consumer deals with KelasKloset.com. Her chic style and trendsetting blog has been lauded by sites including Essence.com and Huffington Post Black Voices.