Sunday, 26 August 2012

TREND ALERT - PEP HEMS

Peplums have been everywhere for the past few seasons, and although I can't deny that they are so chic and glam, they just aren't for me. For my frame I do have quite wide hips and I'm not in a rush to draw attention to them, don't want no thunder thighs on the loose now do we?

But there is an updated version of Peplum that is slowly filtering through, which is much more my bag - it's the PEP HEM. The Pep Hem is just the peplum but lower, instead going around the bottom hem of a skirt or dress, or around a dropped waist, instead of being just above the hip. The reason I love it so much is that they perfectly balance out broad shoulders and hips, creating quite the slimming effect, while putting the figure into proportion.

So, as nice as I am, I am sharing with you some of my favourite Pep Hem dresses so you can get ahead of the fashion pack and pick up one of these fab little numbers.



So which one is your favourite - I'm seriously pining for the squirrel print number from Topshop, it is so adorable!

Hope your weekend has been fantabulous!

Gems x

22 comments:

  1. They balance you out? I have to try one if these- the problem I had with peplum was they distorted the size if my chest and I was not happy
    X

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  2. I love these drop hems! I've had my eye on that RI one for a little while now, I think I might have to wait for it to hit the sale though :( xxx

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  3. Love those kind of dresses they remind me of the 1920´s. xo, Alma
    http://www.soulofashopper.com

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  4. I used to love those dropped waist dresses back in the 1980s. You're right, they do balance the body nicely adn look flirty and cute without being tarty! Treat yourself, I bet you'll rock that squirrel frock! xxx

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  5. Lovely dresses, so pretty!

    Huge hugs Gittemary.com

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  6. Ah so that is where the blue dress is from! I saw it on a blogger and wondered this, so thanks for putting me in the right direction!

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  7. My fave is the red polka dot pep hem dress :D

    Joelyne

    New post - Revlon Inspires

    x♥x♥

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  8. I love the pink dropped waist dress ☺

    xoxo,
    Rae Abigael
    http://raellarina.blogspot.com

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  9. i'm in love with this!

    Visit my blog? xx Miss Beatrix (http://missbeatrix.blogspot.com)

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  10. The squirrel one is definitely my favourite too, I always love animal prints and collars on a dress!
    Faye x

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  11. Hei I also love more pharrells casual style!
    My fav dress would be the black one!

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  12. Wow dear this really rocks! Simple and cute,the way it should be! I really like your blog and you have tons of style, following now! Check out my new post!

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  13. Totally agree, Peplum really isn't a good look on me! But this is totally a better way of doing it! The New look one is gorgeous :)

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  14. Gahhh I know what you mean about peplums...its sad when theres a trend everyone is embracing but you don't suit it! I always feel that way with grunge! But you have certainly picked up some lovely dresses. Love the the Miss Selfridge and River Island one. Very simple, very elegant, very chic!

    Gemma x

    www.gemmasatire.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. I love these but I don't think this look would suit me. I'm pear shaped, so I have to balance my hips out and try to fake like I'm an hourglass haha. The blue one is mega cute x

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  16. I've been surprised how good this shape actually is on - I usually avoid drop waist but the movement the ruffles ('pep hems', love it) give really helps with proportion. I'm eying off a little drop waist navy blue number at the moment. Tempted!

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  17. I probably like the squirrel dress the most too. But it is a hard choice because everything here is so amazing and the sort of things I would wear.

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  19. These are all lovely but I know they would not suit my shape being an hourglass x

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  20. I adore that green asos dress...x

    http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. cute pieces!

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    casper&pearl blog
    xx

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  22. Love the squirrel print dress!

    xx

    http://confettifashionblog.blogspot.com.au/

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