Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

Love it or Loathe it: Peplum

godeysladybookc1860Peplum – the short flared strip attached to the waist of a dress, top or skirt–is not only fun to say but is one of the hottest trends of the season...First seen seen on ladies in the 1800s, and more recently  on the Prada Fall 08 runway, other heavyweight designers such as Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton and Vera Wang have caught on to the peplum bug. Indulge for instant ladylike glamour.

Left to Right: Kerry Washington, Michelle Williams, Diane Kruger; Runway Left to Right: Louis Vuitton, Vera Wang

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Nancy Crepe $138 French Connection; frenchconnection.com Crochet Ruffle Sweater $275 Rebecca Taylor; netaporter.com Fly-Away Peplum Tank $395 3.1 Phillip Lim; visit holtrenfrew.com for similar styles

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