Peplum style wedding gowns are fashionable and feminine
The peplum trend has been on the rise over the past couple of seasons, and the fashionable waist accent has been seen on every outfit, from everyday outfits to formal and avant-garde creations. When worn correctly, its architectural shape can be figure-friendly and fashionable. It is no surprise therefore, that a correctly tailored wedding gown with peplum detail can be figure-flattering for brides, and can become the showstopper at any wedding. It is important to follow a few rules while channeling this style, however, in order to fully accentuate ones best assets.
Three top wedding designers have taken the peplum style wedding dress to the next level with their unique approaches to the construction of the dress. Designer Angel Sanchez, known as the master of architectural shapes, takes a dramatic approach to this trend by creating a sleek silhouette; he does this by pairing a pencil skirt under the peplum top. This look will suit those who are looking to give the illusion of slimness and height.
Designer Monique Lhuillier’s peplum wedding dress creation combines a number of styles such as tulle and the classic corset style stop. The result of this combination is a well-structured gown, which features artful peplum detail over tulle for a romantic but structured look. This look is suitable for those looking to highlight the neck and shoulder area, and can be accessorized with a statement neckpiece or lace shrug.
Marchesa prefers channeling the romantic theme through its peplum wedding dress by featuring a strapless neckline and heavy floral detailing at the waist. The peplum detailing helps distract attention from a generous waistline and complements the strapless gown by adding an hourglass effect to the wearer. This gown is therefore appropriate for those who are short in stature and generously proportioned.
General guidelines to keep in mind while selecting a peplum style wedding gown are as follows; choosing the right length of peplum will create wider hips which in turn, will help balance out broader shoulders. Wider, flirtier peplum styles will benefit hourglass shapes by adding fullness in the hip area [this will also help to minimize stomach fat and other bulges in the area]. For those who are looking to add curves to their straight figures, adding dramatic peplum to the lower waist area will give the illusion of curves as well as a slimmer waist. The trick therefore, is to define your body shape and needs first, and then work on the length of peplum required in order to achieve the desired look.
While a peplum is simply a short flared, gathered, or pleated strip of fabric which is attached to a dress, jacket or blouse, it’s impact on a woman’s silhouette is much more than that. A correctly measured and applied peplum style can serve to accentuate a bride’s best features, and will give her that much sought after slim but curvaceous look, while effectively hiding problem regions. Keep in mind that the length of the peplum is of utmost importance and will accentuate your best attributes on your special day!