Tag Archives: skirts

pile on the peplum

8 Nov

This week’s must have works worship-able miracles: hiding muffin tops, disguising food babies, and enhancing the smallest part of your waist. Say farewell to the spandex you have depended on for so long (or throw them in the back of your drawer for bar nights with tight dresses) and hello to peplums.

Fitted on top and flaring into loose paneling at the waist, peplums provide a shape that is figure flattering and can be easily paired with skirts and pants. Fear not, for awkward lumps and bumps will be completely hidden by the hourglass shape. So step out of the spandex, finish the last of the Halloween candy and bow down to the shrine of peplum attire that is sure to appear in every online shopping cart.

Peplum skirts and dresses are the perfect way to stay classy when going out. Polished and easy to wear, these pieces look amazing with chunky jewelry and heels. It’s time to make the upgrade from bandage skirts to cute, frilly peplums!

Break out the Amex and clear your schedule for some online or real life shopping. Peplums are hitting the fashion world almost as hard as hurricane Sandy hit the northeast. Here is some inspiration to get you started:









all hail the long tail

6 Jun

A skirt that is as much business in the back as it is party in the front, this super-chic style takes on the mullet look with a new twist. The light and airy fabric is sexy at mid-thigh and gradually gets longer at the sides and back, hitting just around the calf line. Boys will be drooling over sky-high legs and girls will be envious of the fashion-forward purchase. Case and point, I must get one of these.

Another plus: accessorizing. Whether dressing up for a fancy evening out or playing it casual with friends, accessories are a big part of the versatility of this look. Flats or heels, chunky or dainty jewelry, tank top or blouse–playing the skirt up or down is simple and allows for personalization, making the look as unique and chic as you are.

The problem comes into choosing exactly which type of long tail skirt to get. They come in a variety of colors, fabrics, waistlines and hem lengths. How can a girl choose? I personally am a fan of the pastel colored chiffon skirts, but the more I look the more I like! Here are a few to get your wish list started: