I titled this one never say never because I’d been pretty darn certain that I would never really ‘get’ the animal print thing and that I wasn’t interested in the whole peplum {defined as a short over-skirt or ruffle attached to the waistband of a garment – thank Wiki} trend. Enter the ever cool adn stylish Liv from Wait Until the Sunset and a little bit of clothes swapping and here I am. And I think I’m a little bit in love.

And I know Hubby is too just quietly.

I think the peplum bit just adds a little bit of funky and coverage where it’s needed. And personally being a pretty straight up and down shape really, it adds a waist. I’ve seen the trend over at ASOS with skirts and tops as well as at Virtu with a cute {and versatile} black Keira jacket. Having previously given them a wide birth should they add bulk where it was not needed, I think I might have to revisit them. Did I mention I’m a little bit in love?

Do you do peplum?

Peplum leopard top – ASOS Curve {swapped}
Dress {worn as skirt} – ASOS Curve
Heels – Emerson for Big W
Necklace – No idea {swapped}
Belt {from another dress} – Target
{no brand relationships currently exist}

  • Michelle

    Work it!!! It is very flattering on you. Sassy girl!!

  • Va va voom. I can see why Kel is quietly digging you in this. You’re rocking it, it really suits you and your figure.

    • Thanks Trudie, I think so too. Might have to investigate this look a little further. 😉

  • Sassy!

  • Love it! I wore my first peplum item yesterday and instantly fell in love, but that top you’re wearing is AMAZING, I love the leopard print!

    • Thanks Natalie, it’s something that surprised me. Loving it though. And easy to wear.

  • Animal print does nothing for me, but I’m loving that style on you! I would’ve avoided peplum also. I’ll give it a go next time I see it.

  • river

    I’ve never worn peplum, it just doesn’t look right on me, to me anyway, but that does look good on you.
    I still prefer animal prints to be on animals though.

  • Strung_Out6025

    I got a peplum top recently, and i kinda love it…. and may need more. This leopard print one is awesome and looks fab on you!

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  • Jen

    I love this outfit. It looks great on you,

  • Hot, Hot, Hot! SeriouslyYou should wear this at least once a week! Thanks for linking up again, you are Really Ridiculously Good Looking! x

  • My gods you look sexy! Something about the waist defining, hip flaunting peplum, the perfectly ladylike length of the skirt and the nudie rudie leg lengthening shoes. I am going to buy myself a peplum IMMEDIATELY! x

    • Well thank you muchly!! Nudie rudie lg part was my favourite. And yes, get thee to peplum. 😉

  • Mama Stylista

    I am all over peplum right now, in fact I did a recent post about it too! You look great and I love the leopard/peplum combo. The skirt length is perfection.

    • Well thank you very much Mama. I’d love if you could share your peplum post link with us. Pretty please!

  • AParentingLife

    Looks fantastic. I am such a fashion clutz I didn’t even know what a peplum was till I read this post!

    • Haha. Thank you! Fashion clutz huh. Well, I had to google it, so that makes us about equal I think. 😉

  • ModePlus

    Looking for inspirational peplum outfits to feature on my blog. And yes, I will use yours and link back of course. I’m not sure of the peplum yet. But I still have A/W season to try it. You look great!

    • Well thank you very much. I know what you mean about peplum, I was very sceptical. Glad I tried it though. I think I’m a tops girl, not a skirts one. That said, I did see a black dress over at ASOS Curve that I like the look of. Haha.

  • David

    Melissa, you look so awesome in this animal print peplum top and the black skirt is so beautiful. Over the top gorgeous.

    • Thank you. This was the first peplum item I ever owned and I picked it up from a friend and thought I’d never wear it. I was wrong and wore it often.