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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!
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NYE is a night of magic. Under the confetti blasts at the stroke of midnight, it's as if anything could happen. An evening with that much potential deserves a splashy accessory that shows off your adventurous side (especially if you're slipping into your faithful LBD). The festivities call for a bag of playful proportions. read