Peplums, flounces or basques, whichever way you call them, we are loving the flattering look of a simple peplum waistline. We give thanks to Christian Dior who added a little slice of fabric to his dresses in the forties and fifties (sparking this modern trend) though Christian himself may have been inspired by the ancient Greek Peplos, a style of dress that draped about the waistline creating the illusion of a separate top and bottom.
 
 
Moschino was ahead of the game with their fall 2011 looks, which would all make amazing holiday dresses.
 
 
Fresh looks in the fall 2012 shows included this gorgeous pink peplum dress by Jason Wu and a classic white piece by Cushnie et Ochs.  
 
 
Blake Lively sporting a classic little black peplum dress.
 
 
Brighter look by Alexander McQueen and Vera Wang.
 
Have you had your eye on any peplum dresses?