The peplum trend has been on the rise the past few seasons. We’ve seen the waist accent on everything from tops and day dresses to evening wear and wedding gowns. It’s an architectural shape that when worn right, can be very flattering. But, when it’s not, it can draw attention to all the wrong places. Be sure to make sure your peplum dress hits at exactly the right spot on waist. (Work with your alterations expert to make sure the look is exactly how you want it). With the right tailoring and fit, it has the potential to be a showstopping look.
The three gowns we feature today are definitely the right way to wear the trend. Angel Sanchez, the master of architectural shapes, takes a dramatic approach to the trend. The pencil skirt underneath the peplum allows for a very sleek and classic silhouette. Monique Lhuillier’s gown (center picture) combines three of my favorite trends of the season: peplum, tulle, and the corset top. The artful and shapely peplum detail is layered over tulle for a gown that is not only romantic, but structured. Finally, Marchesa’s girly gown is a subtle and pretty way to wear the look. The strapless neckline, the floral detail at the waist – it all screams romance. No matter how you wear it, peplum is sure to be a standout on your wedding day. Shop the dresses at The Bridal Salon at Stanley Korshak, The Bridal Salon at Neiman Marcus, and Warren Barron.