Feminine Fashion Trend – Peplums!

One of my favorite retro style trends from a past fashion era has recently returned- Peplum!- and as someone who loves feminine fashion trends (the girlier the better!), I couldn’t be happier.

peplum feminine fashion trend

Peplum is fabulous way for us ladies to enhance our female silhouette, by emphasizing a narrow waist and curvy hips (and if you don’t have either, this feminine trend will make you look like you do- a great fashion cheat). A peplum is gathered strips of fabric at the waist of an outfit, whether a top, skirt, dress or suit, and it evokes a shapely, retro 40’s, Marilyn Monroe silhouette that should never go out of style (though it does- it comes back every few decades so if you wondered why this looks familiar, it’s because style icons of the past wore the peplum trend in the 40’s and 80’s).

I loved this look on my favorite hourglass beauties of times gone by, and it’s still a great fashion look today:

peplum fashion trend

Many celebrities, including Charlize Theron and Rosario Dawson, have been seen rocking this ultra-feminine fashion trend:

celebrities in peplum fashion

I love peplum! What do you think of the return of this pretty style?


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  • It’s totally not my style, but it’s cute.ReplyCancel

  • Amy

    I learn something new everyday! I had never heard that word before. I do like th elook, as long as it doesn’t make my hips look hugeReplyCancel

  • Toni @ A Daily Dose

    HMM this is one of those looks that certain styles looks good and others I am not fond of LOL. Love the one on STella that is a doll! But the Ralph Lauren one, not for me :)ReplyCancel

  • Donna

    I could carry this look off before I had my son… not so sure it would be flattering now. :)ReplyCancel

  • Virginia from That Bald Chick

    This is one of those fashions that some wear better than others. LOL.ReplyCancel

  • Shop with Me Mama (Kim)

    I never knew that those were called! Yes they are really cute!ReplyCancel

  • I love it and I can’t wait to add a piece or two into my wardrobe!ReplyCancel

  • April Decheine

    Love that style!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer

    I LOVE this style! I never knew the name of it though. the first outfit and the red short are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • HilLesha

    I love this look, too.ReplyCancel

  • Marcie W.

    I love this look and never knew it had an actual name. The ruffle hides any little leftover bulge too!ReplyCancel

  • nicole @WriteSpell

    Oh I agree whole-heartedly! The girlier the better and I love peplum!ReplyCancel

  • Lolo

    I really like that look, but with my hips it is not for me.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom

    I didn’t even know there was a term for this. But I agree, it’s very feminine and would define the smallest part of your figure.ReplyCancel

  • Anne - Mommy Has to Work

    Those are so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Laurie

    Lokks good on everyone pictured but it would make me look horrible lol.ReplyCancel

  • Karen

    This is a come back I remember well in the 80’s.ReplyCancel

  • JDaniel4's Mom

    It really is a wonderful fashion trend. I love the clothes you featured in this post.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Au

    I think its cute at times but I don’t think I could pull it off personally.ReplyCancel

  • I have plenty of hip and plenty of butt I need something to minimize lol but love that colorReplyCancel

  • Alison

    I’ve never heard of Peplum before. But I suppose it does look nice!ReplyCancel

  • Oh many I must not be a fashionista because I’ve never heard of this trend, but I do adore the look!ReplyCancel

  • Becky Jane

    This is a look I’m all for! Especially like the red bustle…ReplyCancel