Business Casual: Peplum for Under $100

by Jesse Wurm | September 13th, 2012   

Peplum is the word on everybody’s lips this fall.  From fitted jackets, to dresses, to blouses, this trend is yet another must have.  In my opinion, this has to be one of the most flattering styles on a woman’s body. The slim fit combined with the skirted accent dramatizes the curves of a woman’s figure.  The best part is that it’s also very versatile; you can add a peplum jacket to a simple shirt and jeans to dress it up, or wear a peplum skirt to add a little flair to your evening outfit.

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I chose this ivory short cap sleeve Rib Peplum Top ($48) because it’s an easy and figure-forgiving way to introduce peplum to your wardrobe. Because the peplum starts at your waist line and above your stomach, you don’t have to worry about any extra belly bulge. Plus the skirt draws attention to the silhouette of your tiny waist.

While you can pair a peplum top with various bottoms, I like the pencil skirt, like this stunning Lipsy Neoprene Block Pencil Skirt ($40) in cobalt. Always office-appropriate and again offers that curvaceous silhouette. Top it off with this gold tone tortoise shell frontal statement necklace by Style&Co. Necklace ($8.50) Adding a belt the peplum top is always an option if you’re looking for more color. Pair this ensemble with you favorite pair of Mary-Jane heels.