I've recently developed a closet craving that includes leather leggings, oxblood pieces, faux fur vests and my absolute favorite: peplums styles! The short flared strip of fabric adds a fun and feminine twist to any outfit. My favorite part? It nips at the waist and hides your tummy, creating the illusion of a perfect hour glass frame! Everything from tops, dresses and even jackets have undergone a peplum makeover this season and I honestly can't see this trend going out of fashion anytime soon.

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This retro-inspired style actually dates back to the 1940s. The classic, ladylike peplum is not only super-flattering but quite versatile. You can easily take this look from day to night, and believe me when I say, every woman can pull off this style!

Because the peplum is so voluminous, the key to getting this look right is pairing it with sleek and streamlined pieces, like I did here with this printed peplum top and faux leather leggings. It helps keep your outfit from looking too overwhelming. Check out a few of my favorite peplum pieces below along with some tips on how to work it!

Fun top 1

Fun top

Image via Modcloth.com

Give this ladylike peplum blouse a casual spin with some skinny jeans or sleek faux leather leggings to prevent this outfit from looking too over-the-top. Add some cute pointy toe pumps or ankle booties to finish off the look.

Modcloth.com, $48


Figure-flattering dress 2

Figure-flattering dress

Image via Us.asos.com

You can easily dress a peplum dress up or down. But if you’re going for something a little more sophisticated, opt for a knee length style like this one. Glam it up with a chic hard-case clutch, dangling earrings and some sky-high pumps.

Us.asos.com, $70


Badass leather tank 3

Badass leather tank

Image via Urbanoutfitters.com

A leather sleeve-less peplum top gives this classic look a nice edgy spin. Pair it with some chic tuxedo style pants or bold-colored skinny jeans for a super-trendy look.

Urbanoutfitters.com, $89

Ladylike blazer 4

Ladylike blazer

Image via Kohls.com

This polka-dot blazer adds a fun and playful style to this feminine silhouette. Wear it to work with a basic blouse and a classic pencil skirt; or dress it down with a white v-neck T-shirt and some gray skinny jeans.

Kohls.com, $24


Sophisticated skirt 5

Sophisticated skirt

Image via Mango.com

The delicate lace detailing enhances this peplum skirt’s sophistication. Simply throw on some pumps and tuck in a silky blouse and you’ve got yourself a perfect eveningwear outfit!

Mango.com, $100


Perfect trench coat 6

Perfect trench coat

Image via Zara.com

Look nice and polished at all times with this ultra-chic peplum trench coat. This outwear piece will instantly dress up anything you have on. It looks equally greats over jeans and skirts.

Zara.com, $160