Peplum Top and Polka-dots

I didn’t jump on the peplum trend when it hit stores a couple of years ago, but when I found this peplum top at a clothing exchange I figured I’d take a chance on a new style.

peplum with polka dots

Top: Swapped
Jeans: Makers of True Originals
Shoes: DSW with DIY heels
Bracelets: Claire’s

Peplums, a short overskirt or extra layer of fabric that emphasizes the waist, actually came into fashion in the 1860s. I think of them as more of a 1950s item. A couple of years ago, retro-inspired fitted jackets and tops hit the stores. I didn’t buy any, although I did find a peplum-inspired top at a clothing exchange a while back.

peplum top

I’m late to the trend, partially because I’m still not sold on it–despite its waist-whittling effect. But like I said. Clothing exchange. Zero-risk investment.

red and blue

I wore the top with denim capri pants (also slightly retro). Capris are a great seasonal transition piece. My red sandals got one last hurrah. I’ll be switching to closed-toed shoes soon. The rains are coming.

capris for fall

I have a winter peplum (black velvet) that my mom gave me so I’ll try that out when the weather is cooler. Do you have peplum tops? What do you think of them?

I’m linking up with Fashion Informant, Passion for Fashion, and Favorite Fashion Friday. See what all the others are wearing!


Filed under DIY, Fashion, Thrifty

4 responses to “Peplum Top and Polka-dots

  1. You look fantastic Jean and I love this navy polka dot peplum top, looks sporty with capris and you’re right, a great transitional outfit PLUS, shows off your vegan tattoo! 🙂 L O V E the red wedges.

    Peplum is definitely retro; Oma wore them in the 50s and 60s. I ❤ peplum; I jumped on the fashion bandwagon immediately! I've shown a couple of my peplum tops, but I am still going to write a post about the one I bought for you because I bought one for myself too! Hey! Could you please send me a photo and I'll use it in my post. Thanks so much! ❤

  2. Love the peplum top. The entire outfit looks great. And a nice pop of colour from the wedges and wrist band. I love how creative you are with your hair styles. Each post lately it is styled slightly different but they all look fantastic. 🙂

    • Thank you! I can never decide whether to have blunt bangs or not so I sometimes push them to the side. Watch out for my next post (a TBT). My hair will look different because I took the picture last year 😛

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