If you're looking for a sophisticated dress with just a little bit of a flirty edge, consider shopping for a peplum dress. Peplum dresses are available in a range of styles, but they all share a flared waist in common. In general, peplum dresses are fitted throughout the top and flare out into a frilly overhang that sits on top of the skirt of the dress. The following article outlines the most stylish peplum dresses and where to shop for them.
If you're looking for a luxe, sophisticated peplum gown to wear to a formal event, the One Shoulder Peplum Gown from Badgley Mischka is the perfect choice. Available at Neiman Marcus, this floor length gown with a mini train comes in a bold teal. The top features a gathered shoulder strap and a generous peplum hem, while a rhinestone belt adds structure and elegance at the waist. Made of polyester and spandex, this gorgeous gown is best worn with tall heels and stately, minimal jewelry.
Are you looking for the perfect simple black peplum dress? The Stella McCartney Peplum Detail Dress is an instant classic. With longer sleeves that fall just above the elbow, this fitted dress is perfect for work or modest evening wear. The pencil skirt is fitted without being tight, and the peplum flare is generous but not overbearing. Darts at the waist keep the top fitted, and the zipper is hidden at the back of the dress for a sleek, uniform look. Wear it with heels or mary janes for work, or dress it up with strappy black sandals for an evening out.
For a peplum dress that's perfect for the prom or the club, check out the One Shoulder Peplum Dress from Jessica Simpson. Available in a bright pink berry or shiny lemon color, this form fitting dress is sleek and satiny. The one shoulder top is fitted throughout the bust with an empire waist, which falls down into a hip length peplum hem. The fitted pencil skirt bottom is form fitting without being too revealing, and falls mid thigh. Wear this with strappy metallic sandals or a colorful, complementary patent leather heel in a fun folor. Dress up this look with silver hoop earrings and bangles at the wrist. Find it at Zappos and other Jessica Simpson retailers.
Are you looking for a peplum dress that's a little avant garde? The Strapless Organza Peplum Dress from J. Mendel is both coture and daring. The strapless sweetheart neckline comes to a severe point and features origami details at the bust, while the peplum hem falls into an asymmetrical overlay at the skirt. Falling just above the knee, the length is conservative but still attractive. Wear this with slingback heels or a pair of sturdy pumps to an art opening. Even if you go without jewelry, this dress will be stunning and captivating. Find it at Neiman Marcus. The beautiful poppy organza fabric will pair wonderfully with turquoise or gold accents.