Monday, March 19, 2012

Shop the Trend: Peplum

Last time I've introduced you to Tangerine Tango, today I want to talk about the Peplum Trend! What is it? A peplum is an overskirt attached to the waistline of a dress, a skirt or a jacket which was born in 1940s and became very popular during the 80s. Designers have proposed again this trend on Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter catwalks and celebrities and bloggers have been rocking it with a lot of enthusiasm. The most popular question is if anyone can wear it, the answer is not really easy; This overskirt is ideal for women with a more masculine body shape who want to enhance hips and give the illusion of being an hourglass shape. It's not really flattering on really curvy women because it can overemphasize hips, but choosing a black peplum can solve the problem because as you know, black has the power to slim the silhouette. You just have to try on, don't buy any peplum item if you're unsure or if you know that you probably won't wear it, it's a waste of money; You have to be confident with what you're wearing, the biggest mistake is buying stuff because is trendy at the moment, you will accumulate things you don't really need, plus you don't want to feel uncomfortable only because you want to follow fashion trends :)

La scorsa volta vi ho introdotto il colore di tendenza Tangerine Tango, oggi invece voglio parlarvi del "Peplum" trend! Di cosa si tratta? Prima di tutto, Peplum in italiano è l'equivalente di "Tulipano", nel linguaggio della moda si tratta di una sorta di "sopraggonna" attaccata al girovita di vestiti, gonne o giacche, nata negli anni 40 e divenuta particolarmente popolare durante gli anni 80. Gli stilisti l'hanno riproposta sia sulle passerelle Autunno/Inverno che Primavera/Estate e celebrità e bloggers stanno giocandoci con entusiasmo. La domanda più frequente è se questo trend possa andare bene per chiunque, la risposta non è semplicissima; questa "sopraggonna" è ideale per quelle silhouette un pò più longilinee o mascoline in modo da evidenziare i fianchi e dare l'illusione di avere una silhouette a "clessidra", tipica delle donne più formose. Se invece appartenete a una categoria di donne un pò più curvy, questo trend non è particolarmente indicato perchè la forma della sopraggonna tenderà a enfatizzare eccessivamente i vostri fianchi, rischio che potreste eventualmente evitare optando per un nero, che come sapete visivamente snellisce la silhouette. E' necessario provare e ancora provare, non comprate nulla se siete insicure o se sapete che un pezzo del genere molto probabilmente non lo indosserete, è uno spreco di soldi; bisogna sentirsi sicuri in ciò che si indossa, il più grande sbaglio è quello di comprare dei capi solo perchè al momento sono in voga, accumulerete solo roba di cui non avete reale necessità e cosa più importante non dovete assolutamente sentirvi scomode solo per assecondare un trend ed "essere alla moda".

Here it is a selection of peplum pieces, either expensive or cheaper: 

1. Giambattista Valli  1,430$
2. Tibi 495$
3. Mulberry 600$
4. Fair+True 75£
5. Fair+True 75£
6. Modcloth 54,99$
7. Miu Miu 320£
8. Marc by Marc Jacobs 249€

1. Modcloth 42,99$
2. Rare 159£
3. Alice + Olivia 215£
4. Suzannah 695£
5. Sass & Bide 795$
6. Miss Selfridge 74$
7. Jane Norman 20£ ( on sale now )

Giulia C.

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  1. Love this trend, so pretty and feminine.

    Great post!

    -thetwinsdiary x

  2. Love this trend!


  3. Lovely post!I like this look!

  4. Those tops are super cute!

    Kisses Anne

  5. omg i want one!!! love it all!!impressed with your blog ^^ . come visit my blog , and i think we should follow each other ^^

  6. Ciao Giulia!!
    Davvero interessante questo articolo!! Finalmente ho scoperto come si chiama la cosiddetta "doppia-gonna"!!! ahahahah :) :)
    Io l'adoro perchè mette in evidenza il punto vita, rendendo molto femminile la figura!! :)

    Mi piacerebbe che dessi un'occhiata al mio blog.. Magari potremmo seguirci a vicenda!! :)

    Un bacione da:

  7. wow, thanks for the tips!!
    all the dresses are pretty!

  8. cute!!!

  9. Il tuo blog è davvero bello :)
    Ho un blog dove pubblico le foto e i disegni deli abiti che confeziono personalmente, ti va di darci un'occhiata?
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  10. This is one of my favourite trends for this spring! Great picks!

  11. Adoro Victoria! :-D
    E' troppo carino il tuo blog..e grazie per essere passata dal mio!'io sono siciliana! :-D

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  12. love this trend, want to buy a peplum skirt asap!

    come to visit my blog,ill be waiting for you! :)

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