Return of the Peplum

Maybe it started with Kate Middleton and her cinched waist outfits, but all of a sudden there is a new respect for feminine curves.  The peplum dresses seem to do a lot of things at once – cinches in the waist, ruffles emphasise the hips and the fitted skirt below the ruffles flatters the thighs. Neha Dhupia, Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone are just a few of the many Bollywood stars who have taken to the peplum with aplomb.


Considering the fact that it suits pretty much every body type, this style is going to be around for quite a while. Here are a few tips to pull off your own peplum look:

  • Keep jewellery and accessories to a minimum
  • Choose dresses in dark shades and minimalist detailing if you are a little on the heavier side
  • Those with a slim physique can go for patterned peplum dresses with dramatic ruffles
  • Keep your make-up and hairstyle sleek and modern; this dress has enough drama already