One of the things we love most about fashion is that past styles and trends tend to recycle themselves for today's runways and red carpets! It's like fashion's way of saying 'you're welcome' to the global community... and the looks are always fresh, inspiring and flying off the racks!
'40s and '50s inspired garments came down the catwalks in droves this year and we couldn’t be more excited! One of the biggest styles that captivated the fashionable era was figure-flattering Dior design called peplum. Highlighting the curves on every beautiful woman, a well-tailored cinch waist flatters in all the right places and exudes femininity and grace!
Designers paid homage to the fashionable trend by vamping up the look for their Spring 2012 collections. Adding modern twists to the delicate, feminine design, designers embossed the garment with structured hemlines, pleats and futuristic color schemes.
Since you’re dying to know, ready to see just how each designer did it?
Flaunting the finesse of the femme, Jason Wu played up the design by exaggerating the peplum waist and adding a textured top and ultra feminine waist-belt.
J. Crew took the peplum look to a playful, girly level with floral accents everywhere! With brighter colors and a bolder print, this design draws the eye into the dramatic cinch waist.
Dior revisits the timeless and classic design he pioneered and pairs the drastic peplum waist with a knee-length matching red skirt. Weaving a black belt into the design only embellishes the cinch waist appeal.
Thinking ahead to the future, McQueen details every crevice of the body-hugging design from top to bottom. By ruffling the garment at the peplum waist, McQueen plays up the girly, flirty design.
Kenzo takes the look to a completely new level, pairing it with super wide-leg, drawstring pants. Ruffling and fraying the edges, adding stripes to the peplum flare, Kenzo was definitely fearless when fitting this design and we love the dramatics!
While other designers were distracted adding peplum waves to tops and tunics, Marc Jacobs kept it old school by keeping the peplum “puff” on a jet black pencil skirt for his Marc by Marc Jacobs collection. By gathering the material and accentuating the model’s natural slim waist, Jacobs totally hit the mark on this design.