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Ideas for Prom Dresses: Wear a Peplum Dress

The peplum is the fashion industry’s chic solution to redefining and shaping the woman’s body into equal proportions. It is a short strip of fabric, which is slightly flared, and sewn in at the waist of a dress, skirt, blouse, or jacket. It is a fun addition to your wardrobe. And if you haven’t tried a peplum outfit before, then perhaps you could wear one for your upcoming school formal.

Wearing a peplum dress to prom is a fabulous idea

The best thing about the peplum dress – and any type of peplum clothing for that matter – is that it works for almost any body type. It gives the illusion of an adequately proportioned waistline and hips. Here’s how.

For full hips or hourglass-shaped

Having an hourglass body shape means your hips and shoulders are aligned and waist well-defined. You may think that wearing a peplum dress is not necessary at this point. In fact, peplums further accentuate your already-defined figure.

For a thick waistline or circle shaped

If you have a thick waistline, you can use the peplum dress to help give some outline to your waist and hips. This gives the illusion of a formed waistline, reducing the accented volume in the abdomen.

For no hips or rectangle-shaped

Having a rectangle-shaped body means your hips and shoulders align, but without a definite waist. A wide peplum on your dress gives you fuller hips as well as a curved waistline.

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