That is exactly the reason I love trying out new trends. I want to be someone else's inspiration. I will admit that 99% of my outfit selections are based off external influences - celebs, peers, pins, etc. I am constantly getting inspired by other's choices. The whole key is to take a style, make it your own and be a trendsetter for someone else! Remember copying is the most sincere form of flattery!
One trend I absolutely LOVE this season is the peplum; a short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, or dress.
|Lace and Silk Peplum Top - Alexander McQueen|
Peplums, when done right, give shape to those of us who need a little help in some areas and coverage to those spots that we may be sensitive about. Peplums can be found on shirts and jackets - great for those who need to define a waist or hide a belly. You can also find dress/skirt styles that can give curves to those lacking in the booty/hip area while at the same time hiding those areas for those who feel they have TOO much goin' on back there. They give everyone a feminine, sexy shape - I mean, who doesn't want that?
Here are some of my faves from all different price points. Like I mentioned back in this post - when trying out a new trend, start with a lower cost option. See how you like it, how you can incorporate it in your life and if you love it - splurge on a more expensive item. If not, no worries - you didn't spend too much in the first place!
Have you tried wearing something with a peplum? Do you find them flattering or "fattening"??