White Tweed + Pink PeplumSeptember 21, 2012
This pink peplum dress is a somewhat recent sale find. I had purposely curtailed the buying of all things peplum for a while because there is a point of excess and I crossed it some time ago.
I made an exception for this dress because it was heavily discounted but also because of its ability to transcend occasions. The modest neckline makes it a work-appropriate choice but the fun design at the waist and the color make it a little dressier than most work garb. With the right accents I see this dress being an useful piece for those whose styles have a feminine flair.
The biggest challenge in wearing this dress to work is that most jackets I own conceal the interesting peplum design. The only solution I've come up with so far is to simply drape the jacket instead of wearing it as one normally would. I know how some people feel about draping jackets but as someone who overheats but then quickly freezes, draping jackets work surprisingly well for me in the office.
|Zara dress, Uniqueen jacket, J. Crew necklace, Chinese Laundry shoes, and Chanel bag|
For peplum pieces that are designed more specifically for work, I adore the peplum jackets that retailers at all price levels have introduced for fall.
|Nina Ricci | J. Crew | Theory (also here + here) | Nanette Lepore | Ann Taylor|