Peplums come into fashion now and again and this is the current time for them. A peplum is a waist frill. A full waist frill looks best on an hourglass figure or slim figures. If that is not you, there is always a variation to try on.
For the over 40s, I suggest you always go for a soft peplum not a stiff one.
The soft one skims your body without adding much weight.
This apricot Simplicity pattern 6130 falls in soft folds and has a waist tie to define it.
The beige dress fro Simplicity pattern 6124 has two peplums that go from the side front princess line to the back princess line.
It’s a taste of peplum without adding bulk all around your waist.
My third suggestion is a variation.
This Portman’s brand dress has three soft, graduated, angled frills.
It will stay stylish whether peplums are in or out of fashion.
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