Friday, February 8, 2013

Preppy Peplum

Whilst in Melbourne recently I visited the beautiful old artist's colony Montsalvat with my mum. Built in the 1930's by Justus J√∂rgensen Montsalvat is not only Australia's oldest artist colony but also a stunningly beautiful place to visit. I wore an outfit straight from my Steal Her Style - Blogger Edition blog post inspired by plus size fashion blogger The Duchess. Peplum's are crazy flattering on my figure, in fact this peplum dress is possibly the most flattering piece of clothing I have ever worn. It looks and feels like it was made especially for me.

Outfit Details
Accessorised with my Miu Miu glitter sunglasses, a shiny pink clutch in the shape of a candy wrapper, a shiny pink necklace and collar tips.

Collar accessorising is a big trend right now. Here I have buttoned up my collar all the way and added collar tips from ebay and placed my pink necklace under the collar just peaking out for a statement making look.

 My rainbow bangles are a gift from my sister's recent trip to India. If you toned down on the accessories in this look the outfit is perfect for the office - just add a pair of black heels and a classic black tote and voil√† office ready in minutes.

I love peplum's! Do you see just how flattering this dress is on me? Peplums hide all your problem areas and accentuate only the good ones. No visible belly line and no love handles as the peplum skims over that area. Instead you are left with a clean line to your hips and the illusion of a small waist. Hence the peplum is the perfect curvy girl figure flatterer!

My pink accessories pull the look together and give a little kick to the all black dress.

Have you got in on the figure flattering peplum trend too?