DIY Quick Tip: Peplum Princess
Peplum is currently a very popular red carpet trend. I know there are mixed emotions about the trend, but honestly I’m a fan! Yes, as a curvy girl I’m in full support of the peplum trend. I feel like I hear so many women say this trend doesn’t work for them, but I just have to disagree. I feel like peplum works well on most. Agree or disagree? It creates shape for those without and it lets the world see exactly what a curvy girl is working with! Holla!!!
Anywho, this dress is the inspiration behind this DIY project. I bought this dress last summer and only wore it once. It seems like every time I put it I ended up changing outfits. Something about it just didn’t fit me right, but I couldn’t bring myself to give it away. Maybe it’s because I like the print. Or maybe it’s because I only wore it once and had a hard time getting rid of something I spent money on but only wore once. Regardless, I was sick of looking at it just hanging in my closet. So I decided to cut off the bottom and turn this frumpy a-line dress into a sexy peplum top.
If you don’t have a dress hiding in your closet, here are a few other examples (clockwise R to L) from Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, Asos and H&M of dresses that would be prefect for this project. Just a few examples to get those creative juices flowing.
I took my pair of scissors and started cutting 6 inches down from the waist band. Depending on the fabric, it’s not necessary to hem the ends. I personally love the deconstructed look and because of the way the peplum lays any imperfections in your cut become almost invisible.
To make sure I didn’t lose my waist, I accessorized my top with an embellished belt (…that I made of course! click here for that project) and a mini skirt. It’s important that when wearing a peplum top you keep your bottoms sleek. My suggestion is a fitted skirt or a pair of your favorite skinny jeans!