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OOTD: Bird print peplum

July 27, 2012 Outfits

Peplum is a trend that I’ve been loving, yet hadn’t taken the plunge until recently. In theory, I thought it would suit the way I like to dress. I like to accentuate & cinch in my waist and then have a skirt flare out. It gives the illusion I have more curves then I do, i’m rather straight up and down. I finally caved and bought a top I’d been lusting after at Dorothy Perkins for ages. Yay for sales! Oh, and yes, it is ANOTHER animal print.

Well, I am in LOVE. It’s amazing! Dotty P goes up to a size 22, and i’m wearing the 22. This skirt has NO stretch but fits me perfectly, which I was honestly a little worried about. The back has a row of buttons, which I just found adorable. The material is quite thin and I found I had to wear a singlet underneath as you could make out my white bra underneath.

I paired it with a black cord pencil skirt that I was gifted by Virtu. I’ve not worn it before because I’ve found it a little hard to style. I haven’t worn pencil skirts in ages. It jumped out when I got this skirt though and I think paired with the peplum, it works well.

  • TOP – Dorothy Perkins – Size 22
  • SKIRT – c/o Virtu – Size 18
  • BELT – From a City Chic Skirt
  • SHOES – Rubi Shoes
  • BRACELET – c/o Nicole Fendel Jewellery

Have you jumped on the peplum bandwagon?

  • Bri King
    July 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    You look fantabulous in that outfit!!!! The shapes look awesome on you and it is quirky enough with the print to be true to your nature! Love it!

  • Ruth Johnston
    July 27, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Oh, this outfit is lovely on you! I’m yet to take the plunge and get any peplum in my wardrobe, as I’m a little ‘bummy’, I really do love the way you’ve styled this top up and it really suits you.

  • Melanie Jane Jackson
    July 27, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    The buttons down the back are super cute!

  • Sian Morgan
    July 27, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I love peplums too! I have yet to try one yet though. The buttons down the back of the top are adorable. I really like the silhouette you got by combining the peplum top and pencil skirt. I thought it was a dress when I first saw the pictures. You look awesome. 🙂


  • Laura
    July 27, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Cute! I like the bird print.

  • Corrine/Frock & Roll
    July 28, 2012 at 5:22 am

    What an AMAZING top, with a super-cute print! I’m *loving* this peplum trend!

  • Natalie Mulford
    July 28, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Thank you! I’m glad I caved and bought it!

  • Natalie Mulford
    July 28, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Thank you!

  • Natalie Mulford
    July 28, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I have this, and now the mint peplum skirt from ASOS. I really like them. I thought the buttons down the back were a super cute detail.

  • Natalie Mulford
    July 28, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I thought they were a great detail! It just adds something more to the top.

  • Natalie Mulford
    July 28, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I have a flat bum, so it doesn’t cause me any problems, but then again, I think it would probably work at disguising a larger bum.

  • Natalie Mulford
    July 28, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Thank you! 😀

  • Barn icles
    July 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    love the bird print! 🙂

  • Sian Morgan
    July 29, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Ooooh, I hope you do a outfit with that skirt soon. It is gorgeous.

  • thesydneygirl
    July 31, 2012 at 11:26 am

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE that top!!!!! 🙂 And yes I sure have jumped on the peplum bandwagon 😀

  • Natalie Mulford
    July 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Thank you, its soooo pretty in real life!

  • Natalie Mulford
    July 31, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    The print is so pretty, it makes me feel really feminine! Peplum = awesome!

  • KFS
    July 31, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I’m hoping to order some tops from Dorothy Perkins, but I am concerned about the sizing as I have super large boobs.
    How do you find the sizing of the tops?

  • Natalie Mulford
    July 31, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    This is the first top i’ve bought from DP, I believe, and it doesn’t have any stretch. It a size 22uk and fits me pretty perfectly. I’m only a small b, bordering on c cup, so I think it just depends on the style and fabric of what you’re looking at buying.

  • Nichole
    August 2, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Love your top!