Peplums were huge in the 40s and then disappeared for approximately forty years–the Wilderness Years. They briefly reemerged in the 1980s, only to disappear quickly. But the style reappeared in the ‘teens and in 2017, peplums still seem to be going strong. I hope they are here to stay, forever and ever.
A top with a voluminous peplum feels like an expressive, effervescent dress to me. A little dress, like a child’s party dress scaled-up or a skater’s dress toned down. It makes me want to caper . . . and then curtsy.
A strapless top with a peplum? All the better! It combines two styles that I love.
You can always find a wide assortment of strapless tops — bustiers — on YOOX . . .
except YOOX lists them as tube tops, which seems like a déclassé, and misleading, categorization to me.
A top like this is more like a corset or a really wide belt; it shows off the shoulders and waist.
I was wearing a graphic tee and jeans when this bustier arrived in the mail. I tried it on for size and it was actually a great look — something to keep in mind for a Saturday night.
For work, I paired it with a lightweight tee shirt and cropped wool trousers.
Let’s take a closer look at this jacquard fabric.
Inspired by the pseudo-Moorish motif, I added this old bracelet which, technically, was inspired by the art of Indonesia, but nevertheless is very effective with this outfit.
I haven’t been wearing much jewelry lately. Note to self: Remember to wear jewelry. You have many interesting things. Wear one piece every day.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Tee shirt: JCrew; Bustier: Kitagi from YOOX; Pants: JCrew; Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs; Watch: Michele; Bracelet: John Hardy