“Chique” Trend: Peplum

New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 may be in full swing but Spring is just around the corner. For many of us Midwestern Fashionista’s warm temperatures are still months away, but it is not too early to shop for those must have items. How do you will away the cold weather? Do you shop on line or in the stores? Have you started shopping for Spring?

As you begin to convert your closet to showcase the new seasonal items, think about what pieces you will need to fill in your wardrobe.  One of the trends on the runway was Peplum: peplum hems on jackets and flouncy peplum skirts were everywhere, from Alberta Ferretti to Vera Wang.  Not all body shapes can comfortably pull off this trend, but for those of you Rubies out there, this is a style we can wear now and forever. A Ruby shape is classified as broader through the shoulders with a narrower hip. We need to add focus below to balance out our large shoulders or bust and we need to accent our waist.  I particularly love this Jason Wu bubblegum pink peplum skirt which adds a pop of color and volume where I need it. Remember at Holobi we believe you should dress for your shape, style and color and not necessarily trends, but with that said, it is always good to find inspiration in magazines or newspapers and then translate the looks into real life.

Do you struggle with dressing your body type?
What trends are you gravitating towards this season?

There are so many ways to complement each body shape and incorporate trends you like into an appropriate outfit. Check out this most recent spread in the New York Times and let me know your thoughts on the latest peplum craze. I am curious if there are any others out there who will be sporting this style on the streets?

Lastly, while I was surfing the web for photos I came across this amazing website by Beverly Brown whose prints are inspired by different designer’s runway looks from Spring 2012. Now that is “Chique”!

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