Pretty in Peplums

Finally!  A flattering and flirty silhouette is trending.  Originally popularized in the 1940s and then again in the 80s, the peplum dress is making a comeback.  Both Spring and Fall runways were awash with vintage-inspiration; accented ruffled hips sashayed for the likes of Badgley Mischka, Jason Wu, and Cushnie et Ochs.

Peplum Dresses

Peplums on the runway via Stylebistro.com

Naturally we can’t all afford thousands for the designer versions, but what’s to say we can’t dip into the past and bargain hunt this ultra feminine look, vintage-style?  I scouted Etsy for the prettiest of peplums and unearthed the cream of the crop.  Ranging from under $50 to $225, all of these peplum dresses are authentically vintage and beautifully designed.

Vintage Red Lace Peplum Dress

Vintage Red Floral Lace Peplum Dress ($225) via DaisyandStella on Etsy

Black and White Peplum Dress

80s Peplum Dress in Black and White ($54) by MythMarket on Etsy

Floral Peplum Dress

40s Scattered Carnation Peplum Dress ($94) by CrushVintage on Etsy

Black Lace Peplum Dress

70s Gunne Sax Lace and Velvet Peplum Dress ($78) by Erstwhile Vintage on Etsy

Aqua Peplum Dress

Turquoise Scallop Petals Peplum Dress ($34) by WildSouls on Etsy

Black Peplum Dress

Black Cap Sleeve Peplum Dress ($112) by GraveRobbersVintage on Etsy

Pink Gingham Peplum Dress

Vintage 50s Pink Peplum Dress ($148) by Jennifer Brook Binns on Etsy

Blue Peplum Dress

Vintage Periwinkle Speckled Peplum Dress ($50) by JoulesJewels on Etsy

Coral Peplum Dress

1940s Melon Peplum Dress by ($225) Lolanyevintage on Etsy

Happy vintage shopping!

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