Black, Peplum, Modern... A BCBG Bandage Skirt Outfit

bcbg silvie skirt outfit

It's been SOOO long since I've done a BCBG bandage skirt outfit! This one is a pairing with something super trendy right now: peplum!! If you can find a great fitting peplum top, the possibilities are many. A peplum not only brings attention to how teeny weeny the smallest part of your waist is, it also flatters/ creates the illusion of shapely hips and butt.

peplum with bandage mini skirt

Dark and Moody, but still Figure Flattering

black outfit sexy formfitting

side peplum outfit

Express peplum top, BCBG Silvie bandage skirt (super sale), Ann Taylor shoes- similar here and here, Statement necklace- similar here and here

 

Finding a peplum top that fits well is tricky. When looking for a peplum top:

          1. Look for one that is structured. Personally, I find that non-stretch fabric with a fitted tailored pattern work the best. <--This means the top should have darts and a zipper!

          2. Control the Flare! The flare should be noticeable but understated and not start too close from the underbust. Otherwise, this will create an unbalanced look.

          3. Finally, look for a peplum top that has a bit of interest. My top has a modern appeal with its very large armholes. This also brings attention to the lovely curves of a woman's shoulders. 

 

The black peplum top in the above photos is from Express. I got it for $40, full retail. Being extremely picky with how clothing fits, this was a gem of a find at Express. It is fully lined, has a hidden zipper in the back, made of a soft stiff fabric that feels like it will last, and most importantly, is tailored WONDERFULLY. On the Express site, it shows a buttoned key hole in the back, but the top really does come with a hidden zipper in the back. And, according to the reviewers, other people received a top with a zipper as well. :) This runs pretty true to size; mine is xs. 

I bought the top a few weeks ago online when all sizes were available. Now, the availability of the Express peplum is quite limited, so here are some other affordable, very promising options: topshop, mango, ny&co

peplum with jeans

Mango peplum top

The great thing about peplum tops is that they can be worn with many other items. A properly fitted peplum top looks elegant and sexy with a pair of tight jeans, pants, or poofy skirt.

BCBG bandage skirts are also extremely versatile. If you missed it, check out my previous body con skirt outfits