Curly » Pink Peplum Dress with V Back

Stacy London from TLC’s What Not To Wear has drilled into me that Peplum is a universally flattering look. I decided to test this theory when I saw this blush pink Peplum dress from Zara.

I do believe there is potential in the peplum look. I do think the material of this dress is not as flattering. The stretch causes the dress to crease in odd spots like under the arms, the back and around the waist. Another is construction of the dress is not durable for the price. I already see threading around the flare of the peplum.

The one thing I like is my hair in this picture. I rarely do anything besides straight or loose waves. I do like these tighter curls. My problem is that I can never recreate the hairstyle after it’s done. Every time I pick up that curler, my hair comes out differently. If I have no picture of how I want my hair to look that day, my hair turns out better than I could hope for. If I try to finagle my hair into a certain look, it NEVER happens.

Dress: Zara Peplum Dress with V Back (here)
Necklace: Amritha Singh
Shoes: Zara Pumps with Metal Toe Cap (a big snug in the toe box, but comfy otherwise) (get ’em here)
Clutch: Chanel

Have you tried a peplum skirt or dress?


Author: dietingfashion

I'm a mom of 2 girls. I struggled to lose the baby weight the second time around and by blogging my struggles helped me deal with a lot of the stress. During my struggles, I had random strangers ask me "How far along are you?" or "When are you due?" I was embarrassed. Most of the time I told them the truth, that I had given birth X months before. There were a couple of times I lied and said what they wanted to hear. When I was at a normal weight, I then struggled to find what clothes fit me. Everything about fashion went out the door and I had to re-learn what clothes and sizes fit my post pregnancy body the 2nd time around.

4 thoughts on “Curly » Pink Peplum Dress with V Back”

  1. This dress is gorgeous Helen but if you don’t feel comfortable in it then by all means it’ll have to go back 🙁 I really love peplum and I have a chambray peplum skirt in my closet…I forgot that I had it until I saw this post…will have to put that together for June’s looks!
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  2. I love the dress! I’ve been wanting to get a peplum dress too, i only have one for formal occasions. The shoes are adorable too! I like how you paired it with the sag harbour necklace, i have it in blue but haven’t had any successful pairings. Seems like I need to make a trip to Zara soon!


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