Ted Baker peplum top, Banana Republic Skinny jeans, DSW wedges, Alexis Bittar earrings

Admittedly, I have purchased many a peplum top (here and here) in the hopes of finding one that fit. In theory, they are the perfect piece for pearshapes: they nip in at the waist creating definition, graze over the tummy and over the hips, and add to our already hourglass figure. However, when done improperly they end up making us look pregnant or disproportioned. Common issues include: peplums that hit just below the chest creating a dowdy appearance, too short at the bottom resulting in mis-proportion. This floral stunner from Ted Baker not only reaffirms my love for the brand, but my belief in the power of a well fitting peplum.


This particular top has crapped sleeves for a bit of extra coverage, and is made of a layered silk material for amazing drape. It is double layered so it is not see-through and has the most stunning floral print, perfect for warmer or cooler months.


It has a front slit (perfect for a larger chest), and seams that run straight down the front and back creating added definition. Finally, and most importantly, the peplum begins 2 inches below my bust, and hits a few inches above the largest/widest part of my hips. This allows my chest room to breathe and definition to be created between the bottom of my bust and the small of my waist. The length doesn’t accentuate my hips but grazes over the smallest part, adding width only where I want it.


Color me obsessed. Have you found a great fitting peplum? Do share!