A Perfect Peplum Skirt You Can Wear Every Day Of The Week

The peplum skirt: You either love its figure-flattering powers or you're utterly confounded by how to style it. The silhouette is a favorite of Hitchcock heroines and old-school secretaries, and designers have embraced the womanly fit for the last several seasons, now. But, it can still be a tricky piece to incorporate into your wardrobe.
Luckily, we're here with a trifecta of seriously chic ensembles that'll have you kicking yourself for not joining the peplum party sooner. We've got your elegant 9-to-5 getup, a sweet (but sexy!) number for a big date, and a casual I-just-threw-this-together stunner for weekend outings. So, don't wait another minute — click through and add this trend to your style arsenal, stat.
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For a hot date, the peplum skirt is a no-brainer, since it's easy to dress up or down depending on where you're headed, and it shows off your curves in the loveliest way. We've paired it with a lace-embellished blouse and a statement sandal in a clean, crisp palette of black and white to keep it classic and ladylike, and added some drama with a patterned bag and a seriously glam collar necklace.

Rebecca Minkoff Parker Clutch, $325, available at Bloomingdale's; Club Monaco Isadore Silk Shirt, $139.50, available at Club Monaco; Topshop Black Textured Peplum Skirt, $68, available at Topshop; FALLON Gold & Black Collage Choker, $225, available at Charm & Chain; Miss KG Isabella Jeweled Zip Back Sandals, $140.85, available at ASOS.
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At the office, maximize the feminine charms of a peplum skirt by adding a soft bow blouse in a vintage-inspired print — it's just old-fashioned enough to be charming, but still modern enough for today's working girl. A nude pump and stud earrings are workday staples, but a sunny yellow satchel is a cheerful addition to your 9-to-5 routine.

Aldo Prue Pumps, $80, available at Aldo; Yoola Stud Earrings, $45, available at Boticca; Topshop Black Textured Peplum Skirt, $68, available at Topshop; J.Crew Edie Grand Handbag, $278, available at J.Crew; Etro Printed Silk-Chiffon Pussy-Bow Blouse, $920, available at Net-a-Porter.
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For a casual weekend outing, temper the fancy aspect of the flared waist with a simple graphic tee and flat sandals. A bright nail polish, casual bag, and retro sunnies round out the off-duty look.

Essie Watermelon Nail Polish, $8, available at Beauty.com; Mango Brushstrokes Sheer T-Shirt, $49.99, available at Mango; Topshop Black Textured Peplum Skirt, $68, available at Topshop; Tobi Ain't No Sunshine Sunglasses, $12, available at Tobi; Forever 21 Studded Fringe Hobo Bag, $34.80, available at Forever 21; Sam Edelman Gigi Sandal, $70, available at Piperlime.