LUX Style: peppy peplums

After peplums made their debut on the runway a few seasons ago, they’ve quickly become a staple wardrobe piece. The flirty silhouette has been integrated into tops, knitwear, dresses and skirts, adding a sophisticated element to any ensemble. Nothing is off-limits for the peplum as its seen leather, prints, vivid colors and a full array of materials. In any rendition, the peplum is a must-have for Fall 2012!

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Blaque Label shows its softer side with a delicate pink peplum. The pleats are gathered at the waist of the sleeveless chiffon top. Combine with a pencil skirt and heeled sandals to stay ladylike. Add on an oversized statement necklace and structured tote.

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Peter Pilotto makes a statement with an carnation and emerald digitally printed jacquard woven top. The peplum is accented with an angular cut for a contemporary style. Pair with a miniskirt and bright heeled sandals for a kick!

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Opening Ceremony’s blouse is decadent with a patterned texture in teal and black. The chic piece is fitted at the waist and features cap sleeves. Accentuate the textile with leather pants and gold jewelry.

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Alice and Olivia get classy with the Carly peplum skirt in navy. Exclusive to Shopbop, the skirt makes for an easy wardrobe staple with the flexible color. Add on a colorful print shell or a camisole tucked into the style. Change up the vibe by going from pointed toe booties to ballet flats.

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Fun and vibrant sums up Alice and Olivia’s roset peplum skirt. The chic pink pencil skirt is upbeat with the extra bounce. Create a sharp look with your favorite blouse or go downtown cool with a sporty sweatshirt knit. Pumps are a must for the skirt!

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Just right for Fall, 10 Crosby Derek Lam’s sweater takes on the flouncy silhouette. The crew-neck style and long sleeves make the bordeaux knit perfect for the office or everyday looks. Balance the volume with body-hugging cropped pants. Tie the ensemble together with smoking slippers and a crossbody bag.

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Get runway ready with Givenchy’s digital print dress with peplum accents. The knock-out dress boasts an intensely colored floral pattern with a black base. The architectural ruffle is balanced with a traditional collar. Amp up the look further with structured knee-high boots and a brilliant red clutch.

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Replace your LBD with ONE by Jonathan Simkhai’s leather style. The minidress is exciting with a sleeveless shell and short hemline. For chilly fall nights, toss on a long coat. Heeled sandals keep the dress chic.

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RED Valentino offers a peplum tee with a sheer twist. The top is sweeter than ever in a Swiss-dot lace overlaid on a soft jersey tee. The short sleeves and collar leave a trim of grey for accent. Contrast the style with slightly slouchy track pants and pumps.

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Peplums go edgy in leather in Rebecca Minkoff’s Monroe tank. The top boasts tonal jersey insets to contour the sides. The ruffle flair has an asymmetrical touch for a playful appeal, while grommets lining the back zipper gives attitude. Pair the versatile piece with oxblood or navy pants with cuffed hems. Complete with booties.

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