Peplum continues to hold strong in the world of fashion. I haven't allowed myself to go crazy with the trend because I kept thinking it had to be on its way out, but fashion forecasts are saying it's still going to be super hot for spring 2013 as well. I know lots of women who find themselves intimidated by peplum, afraid that it will make them look wider, but personally, I find peplum to have the opposite effect. I think when used correctly, peplum is universally flattering.
However, as a woman who has struggled with self esteem issues in the past, I understand the reluctance to try something different. To step out of your comfort zone is a scary proposition for many women. At the same time, I KNOW it is one of the most liberating things you can possibly do for yourself. How scared do you think I was the first time I wore RED tights to work? Teenagers are brutally honest, and brutally cruel, so I had to deal with them, along with coworkers. But something magical happened.
I got complimented. A lot. So many girls (and grown women!) came up to me, telling me how great I looked, how much they loved it, how they wish they had the courage to try something different. The next week I noticed a quiet girl, the very definition of a wallflower, in a similar outfit, right down to the bright red tights. And she was beaming as friends and teachers told her how great she looked. She thanked me that day. I have never forgotten.
|Goofy Face, Awesome Clothes|
Peplum Top- c/o Gwynnie Bee Pencil Skirt- c/o Kiyonna
Red Tights- Target Red Shoes- Cato's
I am continuing my partnership with Gwynnie Bee into 2013 (see my intro post for more information), and I am thrilled. This is a company I believe in. I love getting emails from readers showing me their Gwynnie Bee creations, thanking ME for giving them the confidence to step out of their comfort zone and try something different and new. I love interacting with other Gwynnie Bee subscribers on Facebook and Twitter. A year ago, I would have been too scared to wear peplum, and now here I am telling you how great it makes me feel to stand out from the crowd.
I encourage you to break out of your shell and try something you've never worn before. Maybe it's red lipstick (or red tights!). Maybe it's a pencil skirt or a form-fitting dress. Maybe it's a peplum top. Gwynnie Bee is a great way to try something new, and it's truly "Clothing without Commitment." If you don't like it, if you don't feel like a million bucks, all you have to do is return it and try something else! If you'd like to try out Gwynnie Bee for 2013, follow this link for an invitation and an exclusive offer to get one month free.
Note: I do receive a commission on all who sign up for Gwynnie Bee and stay with them past the 30-day trial. However, I write about them so much because I truly believe in this company and what they offer to plus size and cusp-sized women. Anything I write I write from my heart with full honesty.