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Peplums - over?

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QueenBOObread Sat 29-Dec-12 22:35:13

Tried on a grey dress with a peplum in the sales today, 60% off.

It looked fabulous but I walked away because I wasn't sure if it would look completely outdated in a couple of months. Are they still "in"? It's still full price at lots of online places so it can't be that daft.

Tempted to go back...

dexter73 Sat 29-Dec-12 22:41:36

If it looks fabulous then buy it!

scripsi Sat 29-Dec-12 22:48:15

I agree with Dexter! I think if it suits you (and there are so many different lengths etc of peplum) then it will be in fashion for a while. Also looking at net a porter/Matches etc. they still have full price peplums so I would think they're going to be around a little while longer. I fancy a peplum jacket.

QueenBOObread Sat 29-Dec-12 22:50:59

Bugger. Can't get back until Wednesday now so fingers crossed it doesn't go.

It was the best peplum I've seen - some were awful and made me look pregnant or like a Star Trek extra a bit too fashion forward.

DonaAna Sat 29-Dec-12 23:03:33

Nah, SS13 collections had lots of them.
I love them. I went to a Vermeer exhibition and they were very on trend in 1660 too. wink

FromEsme Sat 29-Dec-12 23:12:30

I think they are totally dull, but I didn't like them in the first place.

scripsi Sat 29-Dec-12 23:18:23

If you get the right length they make your bottom look magnificent (to quote DH). I wasn't keen on them till I tried them on and realised I had a waist for the first time.

QueenBOObread Sat 29-Dec-12 23:20:17

D'you know, I was on the brink of posting this Q when I was in the changing room but talked myself out of it. <kicks self>

What really put me off was having visited Russell and Bromley beforehand where bad peplums in nasty black fabric have been incorporated into the staff uniform. Not a good look.

scripsi Sat 29-Dec-12 23:31:17

Fingerscrossed you can get it. Is there anyway you could call up the store, buy it over the phone and have them save it for you? I know most stores don't put sale stuff to one side, but if you actually buy it they might?

QueenBOObread Sat 29-Dec-12 23:41:05

I think I will give that a go - it's a big department store and was carnage today so I'd be amazed TBH.

BOFingSanta Sat 29-Dec-12 23:43:06

No to peplums. Ok if cheap on 16 year olds, but a bad idea otherwise.

QueenBOObread Sat 29-Dec-12 23:47:13

It is this one BOF. What do you think?

sansucre Sat 29-Dec-12 23:47:54

If you love it, and it's still there when you return, buy it.

Personally, I think it's not about following fashion, it's about finding a style that suits you, and once you have, stick to it.
I love peplums, I've been wearing them on and off for about 4 years now and think they're incredibly elegant and will continue to wear them.

thenightsky Sat 29-Dec-12 23:48:58

as a tall person I've never got on with the peplum coz it just looks like a shelf somewhere aroudn my ribs/under boobs.

QueenBOObread Sat 29-Dec-12 23:50:41

Ah, I'm 5ft1 and it sat very well.

Unlike this monstrosity which I really would not recommend unless you'd like to look pregnant.

scripsi Sat 29-Dec-12 23:59:14

urgh that DvF is hideous!

I think the one you've fallen for is amazing! Good luck.

BOFingSanta Sun 30-Dec-12 00:47:52

Hmm, it does look good quality. But I still think that peplums are a bit of a no-no. They will date- I doubt they'll be current for much longer. And unless you are very skinny of hip, they do nothing for most figures.

icovetthee Sun 30-Dec-12 00:52:46

Buy it if it suits you and you love it. Peplums have a habit of coming back into fashion every 2-3 years so it will never truly fade. I'm not a huge fan myself being already big around the middle but I'd love to wear them if I had the figure.

Viviennemary Sun 30-Dec-12 01:00:33

I didn't even know what a peplum was. I've learnt something. grin Not very keen on them myself.

scripsi Sun 30-Dec-12 01:04:58

I agree that it depends on your hips. Mine are narrow, though I have a thick waste and saddlebag thighs, so the fact that peplums sit just on the top of my hips is a good thing and they give me a waist. I am about the same height as you OP and I can imagine that taller people would have a problem with them hitting above where they should!

scripsi Sun 30-Dec-12 01:05:32

*waist (not waste). Off to bed.

Djembe Sun 30-Dec-12 12:42:56

I wasn't sure about them but bought this New Look top in claret and it does wonders - gives me curves where I have none smile plan to wear it with skinnies and my £10 claret patent heels from Next. I love sale time.

Can't see your link OP, on mobile and Saks has entered my shitlist of websites that don't redirect properly from a mobile. But that DVF one is beyond horrible.

SpikyLikey Sun 30-Dec-12 17:01:40

They arent going anywhere because they are flattering to a range of shapes. Buy it!

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