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Howdy ho Let's Talk Stylers, I just wanted to check in with a quickie fashion bit detailing a hot-to-trot trend that swept the runways last February. If you want to be on trend this spring and summer, it's all about the peplum.

pep·lum (p p l m). n. pl. pep·lums. 1. A short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, or dress. 2. A flared ruffle attached to the waist of a jacket, bodice, etc. 3. See peplos - The tunic like garments Greek women wore back when they rocked the Parthenon.

Depending on your birth date and/or knowledge of vintage fashion, you might remember this trend back in the 80's/90's, Delta Burke Designing Women days. Unfortunately, the peplums of yesteryear were paired with shoulder pads. Not my favorite look.

Today, peplums are back with a vengeance and the new shape for spring, with retro-inspired ruffles and overskirts attached to everything from dresses and tops to swimsuits and playsuits.

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To me, peplum is a slight fluttery feminine detail that can be both ladylike and sexy simultaneously. I opt for mini fitted peplums that can totally enhance an hourglass figure rather than larger than life flared peplums that cover up too much. Just check out this sweet Peplum Scuba Pencil Dress in Peach and the Ribbed Peplum BodyCon Skirt from Topshop.

It's a perfect look to add a little edge to your Easter Sunday ensemble, that is if you're tired of floral dresses and looking as sweet as a marshmallow peep.

Keep in mind, a little peplum goes a long way. One peplumed piece per outfit, please.

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