If last season wasn’t enough indication of the peplum’s resurgence, then Fall 2012 should be enough to convince you of its staying power. The feminine detail made its way from the runway to mainstream fashion in various permutations.
The fit-and-flare silhouette was seen on Zac Posen’s oriental cocktail dresses, Jason Wu’s utilitarian jackets, Peter Som’s gauzy stark white frocks, and so on. Even floor-sweeping dresses weren’t spared, as designers like Carolina Herrera and Tory Burch served up romantic gowns ruffled at the waist.
Peplums also came in different shapes and textures—sequined at Tory Burch, leather at Philip Lim and asymmetrical at Narciso Rodriguez.
If you’re going for street chic, we suggest some ways to dress down your peplums while keeping your look polished and pretty.
Supermodel Charo Ronquillo parades the peplum on this spread.