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5 Pieces that give new life to the peplum trend

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

More peplums, please

Bored of peplums? The trend that seemed to pop up on everything from shirts to skirts last year is still in full swing so it’s understandable if you’re over it. But peplums can still feel fresh and we’re sourcing five pretty pieces that breathe new life into the trend.
Cardigan
1

Tie cardigan

Cardigans can get boring in terms of shape and fit, which is why we were instantly intrigued by this cute cardigan with a fitted peplum hem (neimanmarcus.com, $128). The simple sweater — with a twist — also features a peaked shawl collar and optional tie at the waist. We’ll be wearing ours with fitted pencil skirts and bold-hued blouses.

2

Pullover

Pullover

Peplums don't need to be overly structured. In fact, we prefer when they're a little more subtle, which is the case with this loose knit Ella Moss pullover with a peplum silhouette (ellamoss.com, $168). Choose from poppy or navy and pair with your favorite jeans and comfy flats.

3

Stretch wool dress

Stretch wool dress

The basic sheath dress gets an elegant update with the addition of a flattering peplum waistline (jcrew.com, $248). The sleek stretch wool dress with cap sleeves and a fitted skirt is perfect for the office. It's a subtle way to add the peplum trend to your look and comes in either red or black. Pair it with a statement necklace in gold and a pair of platform pumps.

4

Belted tank

Belted tank

Add some sophistication mixed with sex appeal to your look for either evening or daytime with a white fitted peplum hem tank top (bloomingdales.com, $168). The crew neck sleeveless top also features a leather waistband, adding some edge to the otherwise feminine piece. Pair with your favorite dark denim, a boyfriend blazer and knee-high boots for evening or a daytime date.

5

Leather skirt

Leather skirt

Mostly seen on more feminine pieces, we were happy to see peplums in a less girly light with this bold yellow leather-waist peplum skirt with a lace-embellished blouse (neimanmarcus.com, $113). The bright hue of the skirt combined with the printed blouse make for an eye-catching look that goes beyond the basics. Add some black ankle booties and a statement cuff to complete the vibrant peplum-based look.

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