After what feels like half a century, peplums are finally over. O-V-E-R I tell you! Wear a peplum top/skirt/dress now and you’ll look like you’re stuck in summer 2010. If you were a big fan of peplum waists then I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but luckily there’s a chic new alternative ready to take centre stage… the flared hem mini skirt.
Carven’s Resort 2013 collection [left] first brought the flared hem mini skirt to popular attention. They feel fun, fresh (kind of like a reverse peplum) and look fantastic dressed up or down. I promise it’s one Spring 2013 buy you won’t regret investing in – especially as early trend adopters like Man Repeller Leandra Medine and Moda Operandi’s Taylor Tomasi Hill have been championing the look for a while now. In a few months’ time expect to see Hollywood’s top “fashion stars” prancing around in flared mini skirts too!
So, where can you buy into the trend? Currently Carven and Miu Miu are leading the way with their block-colour, flared skirts. And on the high street Topshop are really investing in the look, producing a wide range of options. I’ve narrowed the search down to three of my favourites, and there’s something for every budget. Take a look…
Are you a fan of flared hem mini skirts? Do you plan to wear the trend this season? How will you style the look?