This Flattering Shirt Style Is No Longer Dated

Circa 2012, you couldn't walk into a store without being faced with a plethora of peplum tops at every turn. And truth be told, I didn't hate it. They eliminated the need to tuck in my shirt but were just as flattering as a tucked-in shirt, if not more so. But as most trends do that quickly blow up, peplum-style tops faded from relevance, making way for bell sleeves and other statement-making shirt styles. But if you've been missing those tops that flare at the waist while the trend has been on hiatus, I come bearing good news.

Peplum tops are set for a comeback this season after appearing on the runways of Balenciaga, Rosie Assoulin, and more. And as you know, in 2018, if Balenciaga says something is cool, it's officially cool. This time around, many of the peplum tops feature other interesting details, like smocking, statement sleeves, or modern asymmetrical necklines. Below, shop the peplum tops that have me looking forward to the trend all over again.


I can say from first-hand experience that this is just as cute in person.

Available in sizes 0 to 12. 

A smocked bodice and peplum hem are a perfect combination. 

Available in sizes XS to L.

This comes in three versatile prints, and I want them all.

Available in sizes S to L.

You can always use yet another white top, especially when it's this flattering.

Available in sizes 14 to 28.

I'm itching to wear this with high-waisted black jeans.

Available in sizes FR 36 to 42.

This black-and-white top goes with pretty much anything.

Available in sizes XS to XL.

Meet the most polished crop top ever.

Available in sizes FR 34 to 42.

Blazers don't get more flattering than this.

Available in sizes XS to M.

Your summer vacation photos need this.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

Try these with leather pants for your next night out.

Available in sizes 2 to 14.

Everything about this top is romantic, from the sleeves to the color.

Available in sizes S to XXL.

I'd get so much wear out of this pretty black top.

Available in sizes 0 to 8.

Yet another summer vacation-worthy option.

Available in sizes XS to L.

This wrap-peplum hybrid top is perfect for the office.

Available in sizes XS to 4X.

Layer this over a pretty bra or camisole. 

Available in sizes XS to XL.

The polka-dot trend shows no signs of fading. 

Available in sizes 10 to 18.

This classic option will soon be a closet staple if you invest in it.

Available in sizes 0 to 12.

Need more easy tops to wear with jeans? I recommend this one.

Available in sizes XXS to XXL.

A structured peplum feels so fresh this season. 

Available in sizes UK 6 to 16.

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