Party Peplum | Two Ways

The Coca Cola Christmas advert has made its first appearance, mince pies are starting to take over the cake aisle in the supermarkets and there’s limited edition Christmas coffee everywhere you look.  The festive season is well and truly upon us! 

I always look forward to party wear trends as it’s the perfect time of year to splash out on something glamorous or sparkly!  The past couple of years have seen me in a mad dash around Brighton's Churchill Square trying to find the perfect dress, but this year I’ve been inspired by the popularity of the peplum to mix things up a little.  An embellished peplum top is the perfect piece as it’s just so versatile.  It can be easily dressed up or down to suit the mood of the Christmas event you happen to be invited to, and if you’re not afraid to be seen out wearing the same thing on more than one occasion it might be your knight in shining armour this party season.

The first outfit I’ve put together would be ideal for dinner followed by sipping Christmas cocktails with the girls.  The top features gorgeous gold embroidery across the tops and onto the cap sleeves.  I've found that keeping the palette of your outfit simple is key for Christmas outfits as it's really simple to find items and accessories to match; black and gold is a classic.  The peplum shape is so flattering and black leather look skinny jeans will elongate your legs.  The glittery heels and studded leather bag add a bit of fun and attitude to the outfit; with a nod to Fearne Cotton’s style.

Miss Selfridge Baroque Peplum Top  |  Dorothy Perkins Black Bow Bag  |  Warehouse Full Skirt  |  Accessorize Lipstick in 'Passionate'    Accessoirze 'Twiggy' Gold Heeled Ballerinas

 The second outfit is more suited to more formal events, like the big office party.  Although the peplum shape is great, by simply tucking it into a full skater skirt you can create a whole different look.  It would also look fantastic over the top of a tight pencil skirt.  This outfit is quite 1960s inspired, so I opted for an adorable clutch with a cute bow and some gold heeled ballerinas.  To finish off the vintage look a sweep of seductive red lipstick is a must.

If you're in Brighton on 6th December, Churchill Square are hosting a Christmas Shopper evening from 5pm to 9pm.  There'll be retro swing singers and free mulled wine to get you into the party spirit!

Will you be working the peplum this festive season?



  1. Oh I love peplum style, I got a lovely dress less than £15 from New look and it's so simple but can be dressed up! So wearing it for Xmas! :D Lovely post, the outfits are so lovely!
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  2. I love both these outfits, the peplum top is so gorgeous! I prefer the first, although I'm swooning over both pairs of shoes! xo

  3. Hey,

    Both peplum tops are fabulous and i would wear them both.

    Great post.


  4. Lovely combinations! I love peplum tops, I think they are very elegant.

  5. Love that top!
    My favourite is the second outfit just because I dont wear trousers!
    Love your blog xx

  6. Ahhh, I do love a bit of sparkle! I really like the variety of posts on your blog....I wonder if you would like to follow each other maybe?

  7. I have one peplum top but I'm not sure I pull it off that well, I think I'm a little tall!? Love the RI clutchn you featured.

    The Style Rawr!

  8. Love the outfit!

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  9. This top is so, so pretty. I really like the skater skirt too- it's in stock in my local warehouse so will definitely be trying iron next time I'm shopping xx