Fashion Trends

Presenting Peplums: The New Bold Silhouette

Plan to add a few peplums to your spring style if you want to be ahead of the trends. The peplum shape is making waves in fashion and is only predicted to get bigger for the next seasons. Peplums, or flutters, ruffles and jutted hip tabs, are turning up everywhere and on everything.

Related: Revel In Red Like Michelle Williams At The Oscars

From empire waist, to natural waist, to hips and below, they’re on everything from blouses to jackets, as seen in Givenchy’s coveted spring collection. Even on red carpet showstoppers, like Michelle Williams’ Louis Vuitton Oscars gown, and skirts as on this Jason Wu confection. Though they’re no new invention, (peplums go back to early women’s formal fashion) they have struck volume this year with designers relying on them for their new silhouettes. Since added volume can be a scary thought in maintaining a flattering shape, peplums should start right below your smallest point to be most flattering.

Related: Steal Jennifer Aniston’s Wanderlust Premiere Look

[Photos via and Startraks]

Free to join! Get the hottest fashion, beauty and celebrity news, enter exclusive subscriber giveaways and be the first to receive the full digital version of REAL STYLE magazine.