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Well, well well, would you lookie here! It’s Aussie Curves: Peplum week, and I can TELL the ladies will come out in force. Peplum is one of those trends I took a while to get on board with. I saw all the usual commentary on the style and had believed them.

But for me and my relatively straight, rectangular body type, peplum does wonders when I want to feel curvy, shapely and like I have a waist. Funny side story. Someone on Pinterest said that it reduces the definition at my core, and I have to disagree completely. You’ve seen me in bodycon. What waist curve?

But anyway, if you are curious, I encourage you to try several styles on. Here’s a plus-size peplum shopping guide I put together a while back. Each retailer has a slightly different cut or length. I strongly recommend trying some on to find what works for you. Anything that starts too high-waisted doesn’t work for me. I turn into Boobs McGee. A longer line, low-placed peplum is where it’s at for me.

But now, let’s see the pics and talk about the colour. You know—the important stuff.

I’ve worn this top to work a few times, layered with a black suit or a simple pencil skirt. It’s a great colour; nothing picks you up more than a dash of hot pink. For me anyway. It’s one of those colours that works on me. The funny part is that when I was younger, my Dad pointed out colours he knew would suit my sister and me and gave us our colouring. We laughed at him and told him to stick to more manly pursuits than colour matching. But he is rarely wrong.

It’s an interesting thing the whole colours suit what works and what doesn’t. As someone who changes their hair colour regularly, I’ve become pretty honed in on what works for me, but that can change when I change my hair. Or even when I’m out in the sun more, my skin naturally darkens. For example, when I had red hair, I could never have pulled off this colour. Though that said, I’m probably the only redhead in the world who can’t pull off wearing some shades of green. Weird.

plus size peplum and floral with heels

plus size peplum and floral with heels

plus size peplum and floral with heels

plus size peplum and floral with heels

plus size peplum and floral with heels

  plus size peplum and floral with heels

plus size peplum and floral with heels

 

Top – Autograph Fashion {sold out online}
Skirt – Virtu {old stock}
Black Ankle Strap Wedges – Target Australia {gifted}

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