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Peplum skirts and dresses invaded the runway in a major way, last spring (Jil Sander, anyone?). And now, it looks like the super-flirty trend is here to stay for yet another warm-weather season — and maybe even through fall '12. Except, this time, it's coming in easier-to-wear separates, including one must-buy piece for spring '12: the mega-hot peplum top. Super simple to throw over a sleek pencil skirt or a slouchy pair of trousers, this silhouette-altering piece comes in two versions: the middle-cinching sex-kitten option and the cool, drop-waisted style that swings around your hips. Take a look at our tip-top favorites on the market right now, and pick your poison!
Marc Jacobs. Chanel. Yves Saint Laurent. Christian Dior. Giorgio Armani. Tom Ford. Dolce & Gabbana. The list of luxury fashion designers with their own beauty lines is a rather short and exclusive one, populated by womenswear designers with either tons of history or tons of buzz. Well, that prestigious list is about to get read
Don't be fooled by those fashion editors or bloggers who never leave their homes (or their Instagram snaps) without a head-to-toe designer outfit — an unlimited budget is not the key to killer style. Incredible buys exist at both ends of the money spectrum, meaning great fashion can be had no matter your price point. read