Peplum and Pants

Casual Friday · Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer

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Top – The Limited (similar with sleeves) | Jeans – The Limited (similar) | Shoes – Vince Camuto (same) | Necklace – etsy (similar)

Considering I still don’t know how I feel about peplum and pants you can probably understand why this is not the original outfit I planned to wear today. But the outfit I did plan just wasn’t working for me. Originally I had on a different black tank and a white blazer with jeans but that tank and the blazer just didn’t work together. So I switched to the peplum and left off the blazer. And put on a different pair of jeans.

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Which might be why I was 30 minutes late to work this morning.


It’s Friday, though. Let’s just focus on that!

And speaking of Friday, since it’s Friday Favorites with AJ Wears Clothes here are three other ways I’ve worn this peplum top. As you can see, I’m partial to wearing it with skirts. What do you think? Pants or skirts with peplum?


24 replies on “Peplum and Pants

  1. Bethany @ Accidental Intentions

    Look at you, wearing jeans to work! REAL jeans, too! None of this white-jeans-looks-like-nice-pants business. I’m so proud of you 😛

    Peplum makes me nervous. Unfairly nervous, since I’ve never actually worn a peplum top, but nervous nevertheless. I just don’t know how flattering the whole flared-at-the-stomach thing would be on me. And I think I do tend to like peplum better with skirts than pants, and, well, we all know which side of that debate I tend to fall on…haha.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Actually, flared at the stomach is great for those of us with a bit of a lower tummy pooch going on. The flare covers it up while the narrower bit above makes your waist look smaller. It’s all about the illusion 🙂

  2. kelsey

    I’m not sure how i feel about peplum. Sometimes I see them on other people and think it’s so cute but sometimes not. Do you think this is a style that will stick around a while or fade out fairly soon?

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Well, it’s been around for at least a year so I suspect it will be around for a bit longer. It’s very mid-century modern, I think, so as long as that’s a thing it will probably be a style silhouette as well. Long-torsoed people, though, have a disadvantage because peplum tops seem to be the only thing designed for those of us with super-short torsos.

  3. Lauren @ Lauren Runs

    I have a white peplum shirt that I’ve worn with pants only (although I’m not loving my skirts lately) – skinny jeans like yours & then also w/ black skinny jeans.

    I’m on the lookout for a great black pencil skirt, but I imagine I’ll try that out soon too!

  4. Emily

    I think peplum works well with skirts OR pants. What I like most about peplum for myself is that it does a great job camouflaging my muffin top, as you mentioned above. =D

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      People are afraid that peplum will accentuate their trouble spots but it actually does just the opposite if you get one that fits correctly. As you have discovered yourself 🙂

  5. AJ

    This peplum is a FANTASTIC piece. You can tell by all four ways you’ve styled it. I love it with jeans, though!

  6. Brynn

    One of my favorites of your outfits!! I absolutely LOVE the way your peplum top looks with jeans (and it’s always fun to see you in jeans in general!!). I have a soft spot for peplum with pencil skirts, like you’ve done on the blog before, but it’s simultaneously modern and classic to wear peplum with pants, especially jeans!

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