I’m a forum hog lately but I’ll quit after this, I promise.

I’ve been on a little bit of a shopping thing lately, probably because fall gets me that way. I’ve had my eye on some pre-loved Dries Van Noten tops for a long time. I adore the prints. I decided to order these two from TRR since they are returnable and the prices were not unreasonable if they worked out.

Pics 1-2 burgundy and bright blue is one of my absolute favorite color combos ever, and the addition of black makes this top easy to style in my wardrobe. However, online I thought the bottom black panel was just a solid straight panel — I didn’t realize it had pleats for more of a peplum vibe. I normally shy away from peplums because short waist + big boobs + peplum = usually not a good proportion on me. However, I think this works better than I expected when I pulled it out of the box. Would style it simply with black bootcuts, wide legs, or trousers as seen here. Not usually a fan of bracelet sleeve length but again I don’t seem to mind it on this top. The fit is good. What does the hive mind think of this peplum style on me?

Pics 3-6 I love this green and would like more green in my wardrobe. The print is gorgeous. However, it’s snug in the hip, story of my life. In pics 5-6 I’ve folded the hem underneath to see how it would look with a bit of length cut off so it hangs better. It’s better but I’m not sure it’s right for me. Part of it is that I’m also not wild about 3/4 sleeves. I’m thinking this one needs to go back.


Pardon lack of makeup or attention to early morning hair. LOL

This post has 6 photos. Photos uploaded by this member are only visible to other logged in members.

If you aren't a member, but would like to participate, please consider signing up. It only takes a minute and we'd love to have you.