Fashions for Proms

Fall for Peplum Dresses

Who would have thought that the peplum dress would still be on trend for fall 2013? It was no surprise when they hit the streets last year. Vintage inspired styles haunt many 21st Century fashions. From the 1940's everyday peplum to the 1980s peplum party dress, designers seemed to enjoy reinterpreting the trend. A peplum dress can create an hourglass figure even if it seems elusive. Depending on the skirt and sleeve shape, a peplum dress coaxes the hourglass out of all of us.

Here's a perfect example of creating an hourglass figure with a peplum dress. The extended shoulder frames your top, with the peplum cinching your waist and sweeping out at the hip. Basic black makes this a perfect day to night dress, where accessories move you from work to whatever happens after 5.

Looking for a great party dress this fall? This lace peplum strapless dress from Dave and Johnny is fab. Hello, but do I see echoes of 1980s party dresses in this beaded head turner?

Black is not the only color for peplum dresses, of course. This strapless taffeta dress with a long peplum is perfect for formals, weddings and prom. Available in a rainbow of colors and sizes 0 - 30, it's a perfect bridesmaid dress.

Wrapping up our set of peplum dresses, let me suggest this red and white scoop back dress. Look at the creative cut of the bodice. This sleeveless wonder exudes confidence and power. It's just what you need on the day of a big presentation or speech.

Perhaps that's why the peplum dress is still on trend this fall. Between the ways designers can play with fabric and how we feel when we wear them, let the peplum dress shine!

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