Monday, February 4, 2013

Peplum Please? Perfect for AIR Element

Peplum....the trend that I would say refuses to die.  I am not a peplum person. My mother has been noted to say that I have good birthing hips-people with anything going on down below do not need to add a frill to accentuate.  Case in point:  Whoever told Kim K. she needed more "oomph" to give her some curves must also study Braille.  So how does this relate to the Elements and who, if anyone, can wear the stuff?

Webster's definition:

peplum [ˈpɛpləm]
n pl -lums-la [-lə]
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a flared ruffle attached to the waist of a jacket, bodice, etc.
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a variant of peplos
[from Latin: full upper garment, from Greek peplos shawl]

My Definition from an Element perspective:  the ONLY people who should EVER dream of wearing Peplum HAVE to be typed in the AIR element.  Peplum is playful (hello it's a ruffle), accentuates the waist, creates movement upward all of which are AIR clothing qualities.  The other two things to look for in a new peplum addition to your wardrobe if you are an AIR, would be texture, and color.  Below is similar to what would look best on an AIR with more of a boyish figure:  style (peplum with capped sleeves), texture (crisp), and color (coral-only AIRS can wear coral) .....Imagine Cameron Diaz at a premiere with gold hoops and tousled hair in this outfit.  Goosebumps. 

So if you are contemplating peplum, consider this word of caution:  you WILL look like clown when you are trying to be trendy and the style/color is NOT in your Element (this actually goes for ALL trends). Save your pennies for something that will rock on you.  There, world, you have been warned ;)

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