Peplum tops have become a mainstream item, and I’m pleasantly surprised at how well the silhouette has been received at retail. My extra curvy clients have been very pleased with the fit of their peplum tops. By “extra curvy” I’m describing ladies who have a particularly defined waist, hence the side contour of their bodies from bust to waist, and from waist to hip is super curved. In other words, they are extremely hourglass-y.

This peplum sweater from Banana Republic is one good example. It’s knitted and drapes back onto the body so the peplum is more subtle. It looks better on my curvy clients than on the model because they can “fill out” the top above and below the waist. The curves add attractive interest to the top.

Wear it over slim trousers, jeans or a pencil skirt. I liked the peplum top over bootcut pants and trouser jeans. And it unexpectedly also worked over a full skirt because the peplum section of the top flows seamlessly into the flare of the skirt.