Done right, a peplum dress nips in your waist creates an hourglass figure that is sweetness personified. I’ve seen this look executed by women with boyish figures as well as those with hourglass figures and it looks equally enchanting. In general, I would say peplums look best on women with a well-defined waist. By “well-defined” I don’t mean you have to be a skinny minnie–If you’re a curvy girl, having a defined waist means in relation to your curves and for the more gamine girls out there a peplum creates curves and the illusion of an hourglass figure.
Sandro, Resonance Crepe Peplum Dress, available here.
Accessorizing this looks requires a bit of self-awareness. If sweetness is a comfortable aesthetic for you, then emphasize it with some dainty jewelry. On the other hand, if you’re the type (like me) that gets a toothache from too much saccharine, throw in a bit of defiance and go all-out edgy. As for which pieces to wear, I would either go with statement earrings and a cuff OR a statement necklace and subdued earrings. Keep in mind that you have a lot going on around your hips so the best necklace for this look is one that is short and close to the face–it should look like part of the neckline. Here are a few options:
Earrings + Necklace
Rosantica, Mimosa 24-karat gold-dipped multi-stone necklace, available here.
Sara Designs, Tribal Spike Necklace, available here.
Earrings + Cuff
Bijoux Heart, Daisy 24-karat gold-plated Swarovski crystal earrings, available here.
Lulu Frost, Crystal and resin spike earrings, available here.
Baublebar, Yellow fluoro victoria drops, available here.
Aurelie Bidermann, 18-karat rose gold-dipped lace cuff, available here.
Baublebar, Glam cone cuff, available here.
Baublebar, Y-link cuff, available here.
I love a nude/rose cold color paired with a smoky gray or mint green but don’t be afraid to experiment with different color combinations. Give nudes a pop with some fluoro yellow, sometimes the most unexpected color-combos will catch your eye.
Big Kiss and Bigger Diamonds,