An Open Letter to Peplum
I’ll admit it – I was a judgy b*itch. When peplum tops and dresses started appearing all over the place, I tried on a couple peplum tops, and they looked truly horrendous. I decided immediately that plus-size girls can’t wear peplum. What a horrendous look for a curvy girl to wear.
Then I happened to try on a super-affordable Old Navy peplum top on a whim. It was a magical moment. You actually hide my muffin-top, dear peplum. I can’t believe I was so cruel to you. You are oh-so-flattering and pretty. Like little ruffles dancing around my hips. I realized that the other tops just looked awful because they didn’t fit right. Add a little longer length, and you are absolutely adorable, sweet peplum.
I am now a peplum-convert. I walked out with two peplum shirts that I have on repeat in my wardrobe. I even got so carried away that I bought two peplum shirts for my baby. Pretty in peplum.
My deepest apologies Peplum. I adore you now.
This amazingly affordable top was from Old Navy (find it here) for the low low price of $26 – and right now it’s on sale for even cheaper! My favourite is to pair it with navy jeggings and a navy shrug – I can’t wait until it’s warm enough to wear it with some cute shorts and sandals!
One more tip – peplum is even more adorable on babies. I picked up a few super affordable peplum tops for Lily at Carters and Joe Fresh!