Two Ways: Peplum Dress
Jun 5, 2012
Dress: sold out at Topshop, similar dress ($96)
From Right, Sunglasses: Madewell Starlet Shades ($50) Belt: Plaque Belt ($30) Bag: Hibiscus Bag ($48) Shoe: J.Crew Patent Sandal ($228) Necklace: Clemence Necklace ($139) Skirt: Aztec Dip Dye Skirt ($64)
Bee from Atlantic-Pacific often layers dresses under tops and skirts over dresses. It’s a smart way to extend the wearability of your clothes. Since this dress is contour hugging, I thought it would be easy to layer skirts over the bottom portion of the dress.
For the Office. This out fit pairs the cream dress with a mint cardigan and jade skirt. As you know, I like the tone-on-tone look, but if it’s not for you, try a navy or purple cardigan.
I added the purple and green statement necklace to pull the green pieces together and a pop of purple. I like the mauve and green together. I added a cool belt with a very interesting buckle. I’d wear the belt over the waist mark on the dress and under the cardigan. Add a simple bag and neutral pump, and you’re ready for work.
For the hair, I would wear it teased at the crown and twisted into a wavy half-up/half-down. For the makeup, I would use a neutral eye palette of taupe for the lid and bone for the highlighter. I’d also wear a bit of gloss in a berry shade.
For a Lunch Date. I saw a young woman walking on the Mall last week wearing a peplum top over a fuller skirt. I loved the way that the peplum cascaded down the sides of the skirt. It was super cute, so I thought I’d try to create something similar here.
I adore this ikat print skirt for summer. It’s not too dressy nor too casual, and would be great for the weekend or maybe, a casual Friday. The necklace is a total Phillip Lim knock-off, but it’s super chic. And I added my favorite belt from J.CREW (currently on sale) to complete the look.
The shoes are a comfortable sandal for summer, and the bag adds a shot of life to the outfit. And those sunglasses? Love them! That’s a lot of style for $50.
For the hair, I would wear it down with some beachy waves. I’d also wear a coral gloss with a pop of pink on my cheeks and some bronzer to brighten the complexion. And I’d definitely paint my toes a fun coral color.