As I've said before - when you publicly scorn a fashion trend, you are only 25 seconds away from discovering how awesome said fashion trend is. I can say though, confidently, 9 months after I posted about the high-low trend (aka mulleting), I still don't like it.
That being said, I'm not positive I understand the peplum trend.
Peplum. Is it pronounced pee-plum? Pep-plum? Pep-blum? I've heard it pronounced each way and I'm not gonna lie - I generally avoid saying words I don't know how to pronounce... so you won't hear me talking about it!
So, what is peplum? According to the dictionary, a peplum is a short overskirt attached to a shirt, jacket, or dress that typically flares right from the waist.
I head to my favorite website, Forever21, to scope out the peplum happenings. Let me tell you, they are abundant.
My eyes popped over this dress because I loved the hot red hue... but then I realized the model is embarrassed of her weird waist pouf, which is why she is covering it with her hands.
Not sure if the chick above is making that face because of her peplum or because of her ugly shirt.
Or something like that.
In a lot of ways, when I see someone in peplum, I think they are pregnant. That little fake-skirt could be hiding the teensiest little baby bump, no problem.
Then again, if there's a baby in the bellah, wouldn't you NOT want to choke your waist to death with that little cinch?
So, peplum. Am I missing out? Will my next purchase be a peplum dress with a side of extra peplum?
You be the judge.