Styles and models of dresses

Peplum dress - a bold look

Peplum dress - a bold look
  1. Who is it suitable for?
  2. Pros of Basque
  3. Basque options
  4. Sheath dress
  5. With sleeves
  6. With a train
  7. Fabrics
  8. Length
  9. Popular colors
  10. Evening
  11. Wedding
  12. Should you wear it full?
  13. What to wear with?
  14. Accessories
  15. Shoes

What a Basque is, every girl who seeks to follow fashion knows. If you have not met this element of clothing before, let us explain: a peplum is a wide flounce on the waist of a dress or skirt.

Beige dress with peplum

The Basque got its name in honor of the people inhabiting one of the regions of Spain - the Basques, as it was a traditional detail of their national costume. In the middle of the last century, the peplum became incredibly fashionable, but was used as a decoration for raincoats and coats.

Then this element of clothing was forgotten for a long time, and they remembered about it quite recently. Today, peplum dresses are very popular.

Who is it suitable for?

A peplum is not only a decorative, but also a functional part of a dress. Its purpose is to visually correct figure flaws. Usually the basque is located just below the waistline, thereby increasing the difference between the hips and waist. For girls with a "rectangle" body type, this property of a peplum will be very useful.

In addition, the basque will help balance broad shoulders - a feature of the figure that athletes and simply tall girls often have. If you need to divert attention from the protruding tummy, then a dress with a peplum will help you with this.

Pros of Basque

  • The presence of a peplum helps to mask some flaws in the figure - a very important quality for any dress. In addition, this dress is suitable for girls of different heights and builds. The only exception is those with a pear-shaped figure. In their case, the basque makes the lower body even heavier.
  • The peplum can decorate even the simplest dress.For a long time she remained on the periphery of fashion, but for several seasons in a row she appears in the collections of dresses of famous designers. This means that we can count on the fact that peplum dresses will be popular for a long time to come.
Peplum dresses - their advantages

Basque options

Long peplum looks like a skirt worn over a dress. This impression is enhanced if the peplum is made of fabric of a different color or texture.

Double Basque - an element sewn from two layers of fabric. This peplum is usually shorter and more curvaceous than the classic version.

Incomplete Basque, unlike a solid one, does not occupy the entire belt of the dress. As a rule, it is represented by "wings" sticking out on the sides of the outfit.

Asymmetrical peplum - the most modern variation of this dress detail. On the one hand, it is shorter, and on the other, longer. Basque also belongs to this type, which forms a kind of odor.

Sheath dress

A peplum can decorate a dress of almost any style, but it looks most impressive on dresses with a narrowed silhouette.

Long Sleeve Gray Peplum Sheath Dress

The peplum sheath dress has become a real classic in recent years. This outfit looks incredibly feminine and elegant. After all, a case is a win-win in itself, and the addition of a peplum makes it very sophisticated. A peplum sheath dress is good for a variety of occasions, from work to dancing, which is why girls all over the world love it so much.

With sleeves

We remember that the peplum was originally used as a decoration for women's outerwear. Perhaps that's why she looks so good on long sleeve dresses. The main thing is that the skirt is not too lush. It is better if it is narrowed, for example, "pencil". Long sleeves add austerity to the outfit, but a flirty peplum compensates for the extra seriousness of the image.

There are also models of dresses with a peplum, which have a short sleeve. At the same time, the sleeves are often of the original form, which makes the image somewhat extravagant.

Short Sleeve Peplum Dress

With a train

Dresses with a train are usually an option for the most special occasions. Quite often, such outfits are chosen by brides, paying tribute to European wedding traditions. Recently, the basque has made its way into wedding fashion, so in the salons you can find models of dresses with a basque, smoothly turning into a train. Look at the photos - such dresses look really beautiful and unusual. However, it should be borne in mind that such a number of horizontal lines "flattens" the figure, so this option is suitable only for fairly tall girls.


In order for the peplum to hold its shape, it must be sewn from dense fabric or from a two-layer material. There are no fabric requirements for the dress itself.

Peplum suiting dress

A dress with a peplum can be made of natural or synthetic fabric, thin or dense, elastic or not. You only need to choose, based on your own ideas about beauty, features of the figure, season and format of the event. You can combine several types of fabric in one model at once. For example, the dress and peplum can be made from jersey, and the sleeves can be made from guipure.


The peplum can be present on a dress with a skirt of any length - from mini to maxi. But the peplum itself must be shorter than the dress, otherwise the whole effect will disappear.

Peplum dress length

Long to the floor

A dress with a peplum always looks elegant, but for especially special occasions you need to choose evening dresses with a floor-length skirt. The peplum looks incredibly impressive on a narrow long skirt. This element is often adorned with silhouette dresses with a skirt that fits the hips and sharply flares downwards. Best of all, this style is suitable for tall girls with an hourglass figure type.


Dresses with a mid-length skirt are the most popular as they are suitable for a wide variety of situations; they are comfortable and elegant. A midi dress with a peplum looks especially good with a pencil skirt.

Casual Peplum Midi Dress

If such a dress is made in a restrained color scheme and it is sufficiently closed, it is quite possible to appear in it in the office.Brighter outfits are perfect for informal gatherings.

A short

Short dresses are the best option for parties, because they are so comfortable to dance in! A girl in a cocktail dress with a peplum always attracts attention, because this element brings a unique charm to the outfit. Basque makes the dress more flirty and playful, so in this outfit you will catch admiring glances all evening.

Popular colors


A black dress with a peplum can be either a classic in a work wardrobe or an outfit for going out. It all depends on the features of the model.

Black dress with peplum and pencil skirt

For example, a short skirt and neckline will be appropriate in an informal setting, but for business or cultural events it is better to prefer something more formal. Black color in combination with a peplum has the ability to model the figure, eliminating some of its shortcomings.


White color surrounds the girl with an aura of purity and inexperience, regardless of how old she is. Young ladies in a white dress evoke only positive emotions in those around them, because this color is associated with a good beginning.

Sleeveless White Peplum Dress

A white dress is not necessarily a bride's outfit. In addition to the wedding, there are many other situations where a white dress with a peplum would be absolutely appropriate, for example, a prom, theatrical premiere, etc.


In no other outfit does a woman feel as attractive and seductive as in red. A red dress is a real find for a girl who wants to play the role of a fatal beauty.

Red peplum bustier dress

Since red is a very expressive color, the dress should be as simple as possible. Let the peplum be the only decorative element of your outfit.


Blue is a very expressive color, but at the same time calm, which is why it is one of the most beloved by so many girls.

Navy blue asymmetrical peplum dress

A blue dress can never be vulgar (except for very revealing models) - you will always look elegant in it. A peplum is a great way to spice up the restraint of a blue dress.


Green promises to be one of the trendiest colors for the next few seasons. At least one green dress should appear in everyone's wardrobe, especially since among the many available shades of this color, each of us will find the one that suits her the most.

Green dress with peplum and unusual neckline

Emerald, turquoise, apple - peplum dresses look incredibly attractive in any color scheme.


Women wear evening dresses on the most solemn occasions when they need to appear in all their splendor. If you do not lead an active social life, then the chance to appear in front of others in all its splendor does not happen so often. That is why the girls are very careful when choosing an evening dress. An evening dress with a peplum should be long and not lush. Be sure to take a closer look at the mermaid style with a bodice top and a narrow, flared skirt at the bottom. If the dress is straight, pay attention to the models with a non-standard peplum shape.


Bridal fashion also does not bypass dresses with a peplum side. Recently, more and more brides choose this style for the most important event in their life. Girls are guided by a variety of reasons: some want to follow fashion, others - to demonstrate a beautiful figure, and still others - to hide the emerging tummy. In all cases, a dress with a peplum will look very beautiful and will help present all the features of appearance in a favorable light.

Asymmetric Peplum Wedding Dress

Many brides give up tradition and prefer short outfits. In this case, a peplum dress is a great way to create a modern and elegant bridal look.

Should you wear it full?

Fat girls can, of course, wear peplum dresses. Provided that the outfit is chosen correctly, it is able to correct some of the moments that often become the cause of the frustration of plump young ladies. The main rule is that the basque should be located below or above the zone that you consider problematic.

Peplum dress with straps for plump

For example, with a protruding belly, you need a dress with a peplum, which starts almost under the bust and is pumped into the hip line. Lush-hip beauties should pay attention to models with a flounce from the waist. In any case, those who have luxurious forms should choose dresses with a wide peplum, since small elements only emphasize volumes.

What to wear with?

You can pair the peplum dress with a wide variety of items from your wardrobe. It can make the most ordinary clothes play in a new way. To create a business look, put on a jacket on the dress (only it should not be too short). A dress with a peplum looks very good with a classic trench coat and formal shoes. Thin beige tights or stockings will always be appropriate, but in the cold season, you can do with thick dark tights. Summer models go well with wide-brimmed hats in a romantic style. A thin strap and a small, elegant handbag will help complete the look.


The peplum dress does not belong to any clothing style, so it goes well with any accessories. For example, a black sheath dress with a leather jacket and large leather and metal jewelry is a completely harmonious outfit in a rocker style. The same dress with a light jacket and pumps is an image perfect for a business woman. Take off your jacket, put on bright jewelry and high-heeled sandals - in this form, you can safely go to the party.

Jewelry and accessories for a dress with a peplum

In search of the perfect look, you can experiment with a wide variety of accessories: luxurious jewelry, original jewelry, watches, glasses and scarves. As a result, you will definitely be able to find some interesting stylistic solutions.


A peplum dress does not require any specific footwear. Of course, like any dress, it looks best with a high heel. After all, girls look especially attractive in high-heeled shoes, and their gait is simply mesmerizing. Shoes need to be selected depending on the occasion for which you are wearing the dress. For work, these will be strict office shoes, for walking around the city - graceful boots, and for a holiday - spectacular sandals. The color of the shoes can be close to the dress or, conversely, contrasting in tone.


I love peplum dresses so much! Basque gives volume to my unexpressed thighs.

I also admire those who invented the Basque. Just a salvation for my figure!

A dress with a peplum is great for corporate events. It is both strict and very feminine at the same time. I have a black dress for this occasion, now I want a blue one.


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