Checkmate

[Photos by NR]
Dress: Betsey Johnson Checkered Peplum Dress (old, similar-ish here, here and various here)
Top: Rubbish sleeveless shirt
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Ron Ron
Gloves: Ebay / Purse: Vintage / Glasses: Tom Ford
Earrings: Kate Spade / Bracelet: Michael Kors / Belt: Forever21
 

My love for peplums began with this black and white checkered peplum dress from Betsey Johnson purchased early 2011. When I saw it on the mannequin in the store window I immediately fell in love. It was one of those shopping “moments” where there was a bright light glowing around the item and I just knew it was meant to be. Does this ever happen to you? (lol)

I adore the style of Peplums because it hugs the small of the waist and flares out at the hips, giving off an hourglass shape. I think if you have a slender figure, a dramatically flared peplum will give you the right amount of shape and curve without overwhelming your figure. If you are curvier, go with a more fitted and shorter peplum style because it will allow you to show off your curves while emphasizing and accentuating a cinched waist.

Below are my Fab4 looks for: Night, Day, Work and Casual with the same dress. I must admit, it was quite a challenge with this dress because of that dramatic flared overskirt, but it was fun getting extra creative.

My FAB4

Night: Betsey Johnson corset waist belt with black pumps.

Day: Green F21 gingham front tie top with black pumps.

Work: Black panty hose, black blazer, black pumps and a pink scarf tied into a bow.

Casual: Loose pink F21 sweater with Vera Wang ballerina flats.

Readers: What do you think of these Fab4 looks?

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