March 23rd, 2012
Silhouette Of the Season: Irina Shayk Pretty In Peplum
Image via Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images North America
It’s time to talk about peplums, Kickettes.
Irina Shayk got into the spring trend spirit at a screening of The Hunger Games in NYC on Tuesday night. Her white peplum top and skirt combo (or dress?) was perfect for an early spring night and event appropriate. We haven’t always been able to say that about Ms. S.
On to the peplum. Along with neon hues and mint colored clothing and accessories, peplums are just about the hottest thing in fashion right now. In case you didn’t know, a peplum is the feminine little ruffle/overskirt you see adorning Shayk’s hips above.
How can it be worn, you ask? Let’s find out.
ASOS has lots of cute and affordable options including a floral lace pattern (left) and solid colors (right). We also adore this leopard print top from Miss Selfridge. Pair any of these tops with some colored denim and we will be well jel of your look.
It’s a common misconception that a peplum will make your hips look wider. One that we disagree with. As long as your waist is nipped in and the peplum falls above the widest part of your hips you’ll be alright.
A peplum dress is a great way to look extra sophisticated for any event aside from a mad night in the club. Stick to stain-repellent fabrics for that. Dorothy Perkins has this gorgeous mint green (see above) sheath dress that is so springy and perfecto.
We love jackets and blazers so much that we’ve put ourselves on a jacket buying ban for the foreseeable future. It’s sad, Kickettes.
This floral print peplum jacket from Ladakh (left) makes us want to weep with joy and chip away at the credit card we froze in a block of ice. True story.
Also making us weep is this little silk-velvet number from Winter Kate. Someone hand us a chisel, yes? We’re also fans of the structured blazer from Forever 21 and the totally unattainable and awesome striped Tibi jacket.
So that’s the story on peplums. Do you like? Loathe? Have we enabled you enough to put yourselves into debt? We hope so.