Would You Wear This: Peplum Jacket

Would You Wear This: Peplum Jacket

Happy Saturday ladies and welcome to the weekend. We’re on the final countdown to Christmas and I’m almost ready. I’m heading to San Francisco today to spend some special time with my daughter Vanessa. I don’t see her nearly enough so treasure the times we have.

Pam can’t join us for our weekly would you wear it this weekend. I spotted this mannequin yesterday and would love your thoughts on it. I like to hear your opinions on what mannequins are wearing because it helps me understand how you want to dress for your shape and lifestyle.

black peplum sweater from Nordstrom on A Well Styled Life

peplum sweater – there is some sort of ruffled collar added which I can’t find a link for.

So tell me, ladies, would you wear what she’s wearing?

Please tell me why or why not as it relates to your silhouette and lifestyle.

Here are the weekend sale updates.

Talbots – 40% off your entire order excluding the January collection. This vest is stunning and may need to go under the tree for me;)

Ann Taylor – 40% off full priced items and free shipping over $125 with the code WRAPITUP

Banana Republic – 50% off your purchase and 20% off Just-In styles.

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  1. Sandy
    December 22, 2018 / 4:15 am

    I really like the peplum style, but I don’t like the “all black” of this outfit and I don’t like the high neckline. A V-Neck or scoop neck is more flattering on me.

  2. December 22, 2018 / 4:26 am

    Like it. It speaks to sophisticated, but interesting too. If I were built like the mannequin I would purchase this for dressier, winter events. However, I am not built like this mannequin so, not for me.

  3. Mary
    December 22, 2018 / 4:32 am

    Peplum no, print no, collar no, tie no. I like the pants.

  4. Susan
    December 22, 2018 / 4:34 am

    I wouldn’t wear it because the high neckline is not great for my body shape. The jacket itself is also too busy for me and whilst I like the peplum (although I prefer a subtler design) the neckline with the frill and bow is too much altogether.

  5. Nan
    December 22, 2018 / 4:40 am

    Not sure. But would definitely try it on. Think it is really cute

  6. December 22, 2018 / 5:14 am

    I love all the jewels all over the jacket, but I do not like the peplum aspect, so I would not wear it. I do like the slim pants. I would wear them! I wear all black all the time here in Florida in the winter. I seem to like some glitter on sweaters since I got older. MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

    • Jennifer
      December 22, 2018 / 7:09 pm

      Thank you Linda! Merry Christmas

  7. Linda
    December 22, 2018 / 5:19 am

    I wouldn’t wear the sweater, but I love the pants. I’m not sure the peplum would work for me, and I do not like the embellishments. Also, a v-neck would be better for me. The black is fine.

  8. Laurie
    December 22, 2018 / 5:23 am

    I like the silhouette of this outfit. I would wear it if it were a softer color, say plum or navy, with silver embellishments.

  9. Cindy
    December 22, 2018 / 5:27 am

    I don’t like the frilly neckline & the bow, it seems like too much is going on. Minus that, I would wear the jacket.
    I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

    • Jennifer
      December 22, 2018 / 7:10 pm

      Merry Christmas Cindy !

  10. Lezlie
    December 22, 2018 / 5:28 am

    The vest you like at Talbots is even more stunning in person. You should definitely get it! I really like the construction of the peplum sweater. I lost nearly 100 lbs five years ago that left me with some sagging skin in my lower belly. Peplums are the perfect answer for hiding that!

    • Jennifer
      December 23, 2018 / 1:32 am

      Thanks for the tip Lezlie. I’m going to order it and check it out. Congrats on the weight loss! Thais wonderful

  11. Griselle CC
    December 22, 2018 / 5:52 am

    No, I wouldn’t wear it. I don’t think that peplum favors me. You need a waist otherwise highlights the fact that you don’t have one.

    • Jennifer
      December 23, 2018 / 1:33 am

      Peplums create the illusion of a waist for women with straight figures.

  12. Sarah
    December 22, 2018 / 6:01 am

    This looks like a cute outfit for a short little person to me. I also think the cropped pants are too casual for the jacket.

  13. Leslie
    December 22, 2018 / 6:12 am

    Yes I would and I recently did! A peplum anything is a classic. Sometimes they are more “in” than at other times but I think you can wear them any season. I will say that while I was on Prednisone, I felt like a peplum would have brought the eye to an already problem area bc I was totally thick waisted. However I got swallowed up by the tunic trend during that phase of my life and I really didn’t look any better trying to hide my thick waist. It is, what it was!!! I feel very feminine when I wear a peplum and a little vavavoom accenting my other curves!

    • Jennifer
      December 23, 2018 / 1:35 am

      Thanks for sharing Leslie. I feel feminine in peplums too.

  14. Robi
    December 22, 2018 / 6:19 am

    Not for me..am pear shaped and don’t need to accentuate my hips any more than nature has already deemed appropriate! Would look great on my daughter who has no hips or waist definition, since it would create some shape there. Sh always looks great in peplum styles

  15. Toni Mathews
    December 22, 2018 / 6:20 am

    Yes, Yes, Yes… I would wear it!

    It’s slimming at the waist and black in color which is always classy. The neckline is soo feminine and fufu. I love a LITTLE bling from jewelry to nails. It lights up my skin spirit.

  16. Cyndi
    December 22, 2018 / 6:23 am

    This wouldn’t work for me for a variety of reasons. I’m a pear shape so that extra width at the hip isn’t flattering. Black isn’t one of my better colors (navy, brown, etc are less harsh). And I’d need to try on to see if the high collar was comfortable. I like the slim fit of the pants and the seam down the front would make me look taller and slimmer but I’m not sure about that length although I’ve noticed Melania wears it often and looks great. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    • Jennifer
      December 23, 2018 / 1:36 am

      Thank you Cyndi. Merry Christmas to you too!

  17. Mollie.
    December 22, 2018 / 6:29 am

    I like the pants but not the top. The outfit looks like a costume and very severe.
    I would not buy it.. It certainly is sofisticated but very feminine.

  18. J'Laine Bradley
    December 22, 2018 / 6:48 am

    I love a peplum. I’m not crazy about the print on it but overall I like the look.

  19. maryj
    December 22, 2018 / 7:01 am

    Nope to print and shape, never a peblum gal.

  20. December 22, 2018 / 7:12 am

    I love the peplum, but I’m not a lace person, so I wouldn’t wear it. The lace & bow seam to be overkill at the neckline.

  21. December 22, 2018 / 7:16 am

    Yes I would wear it. It is sophisticated and elegant. However black is my worst color so I would like it in a deep dark chocolate brown.

    • Jennifer
      December 22, 2018 / 8:21 am

      That would be nice

  22. Sharon Brown
    December 22, 2018 / 7:38 am

    Love the love, color, style! But not for 5’1″. Merry Christmas!

  23. Eileen
    December 22, 2018 / 8:06 am

    I don’t wear black a lot, so I would not buy it. But if I did, I would like it better without the embellishments, and I would belt it instead, and try a leather pencil skirt with it. I do appreciate a little waist shaping. Have a great Holiday, thanks for all your posts!

  24. Heather
    December 22, 2018 / 8:12 am

    I’m a serious pear shape … so a peplum like this definitely makes me too hippy ????. Very pretty for someone else though.

  25. December 22, 2018 / 8:19 am

    While I love a peplum, this jacket looks like it would be too short for me and the high collar would bother my neck, so I would say no to this one. I like the slim pants, but I wouldn’t wear a cropped length in winter.

  26. December 22, 2018 / 8:28 am

    No peplum for me as I have a straight up and down figure without much of a waist! Also it reminds me too much of Delta Burke’s wardrobe in the TV series Designing Women!

  27. Anon
    December 22, 2018 / 8:43 am

    I find peplums very flattering for my pear shape, so yes to this top! If you have a narrow waist and curvy hips, why not flaunt it?

    I have a long neck so the height of this collar would work, too. For a real hourglass shape, I would go for a curvy girl pencil skirt, contrary to what we pears have been taught.

  28. Allison
    December 22, 2018 / 9:09 am

    I would hop on this in a heart beat …if I was six inches taller and forty pounds lighter!! I like the suggestions of navy or chocolate brown too but an outfit like this needs to be same color top to toe to look sophisticated. A word about peplums and the generous of hip/derrière …when I was pregnant I had an adorable top with a peplum bottom it was like this top, the peplum shaped in, not just a big frill seamed into the bottom of the top. I felt that it was very flattering until…a co worker said that ” this type of top reminds me of a Disney hippopotamus wearing a tutu” ( I think she was referencing either Dumbo or Fantasia and no, subtlety was not her forte!:) I never wore the top again!
    Over the years I have worn peplums occasionally , avoiding set in or too short/long. The comment about the hippo I never forgot…

    • Jennifer
      December 23, 2018 / 1:41 am

      That would be a comment that sticks in the mind. I’m
      Not sure the commenter was correct but I do know it was an unkind thing for them to say.

  29. Janet
    December 22, 2018 / 9:28 am

    I am a huge fan of peplum. It works on my pear shape as do ruffled colllars. I would just like to see this as a looser collar for me to wear it. The style looks fresh and new in this colour, pattern and style.

    Wishing you a very happy Christmas!

    • Jennifer
      December 23, 2018 / 1:38 am

      Thanks and Merry Christmas to you and your family Janet!

  30. Mary Wilson
    December 22, 2018 / 9:33 am

    I would wear this if it perfectly fit my size 16/18 curves. Sophisticated and elegant.

  31. Joanna
    December 22, 2018 / 10:27 am

    I do like a peplum ( tiny waist ) but I don’t like the high collar on it, nor the flowers. I would definite pass. The cropped pants, if they fit well, would come home with me. They would showcase my booties and look sharp with high heels ( but not too high! ).
    Have fun in the city with Vanessa!
    Merry Christmas Jennifer!

    • Jennifer
      December 23, 2018 / 1:42 am

      Thanks Joanna. Merry Christmas to you and your family

  32. BeeeBeee
    December 22, 2018 / 10:36 am

    I like the sophistication and elegance of the outfit and would wear it if the color and neckline suited me, but sadly they do not. I will no longer buy black garments, so this is a hard no for me.

  33. December 22, 2018 / 11:21 am

    I agree with Paulette…if I were built like a mannequin, I would wear this! But sadly I am not. Missed joining in today with you Jennifer, but will return next Saturday!!

  34. beth byrd
    December 22, 2018 / 11:22 am

    I like the shape and fit of the jacket but don’t care for the embellishments. I think this would be beautiful in a subtly textured black fabric. I like it with the black pants, but I’m just not a fan of this shorter length. I have a long torso and short legs so this pant length is not good on me. Overall, it’s a classy look!

  35. Kay
    December 22, 2018 / 11:28 am

    I like peplums, but I’m too short waisted to wear them. They look like a silly ruffle on me.

  36. Mary
    December 22, 2018 / 1:08 pm

    I like the peplum, it’s forgiving, but I’m not wild about the collar or the print. That much black is too severe for me. I like something a little more casual/relaxed around the collar. Peplums are hard to find, like drop waist dresses, which are also easy to wear and more forgiving. Any ideas on where to find some cute drop waist dresses?

    • Jennifer
      December 22, 2018 / 1:17 pm

      I love peplums too. The collar is not part of the sweater. Drop waist dresses haven’t been on trend for awhile so I haven’t seen too many

  37. Diana
    December 22, 2018 / 1:16 pm

    Cute top! Although I wouldn’t wear it. I am (very) large busted, I need open V-neck tops, to look my best. The crop pants are not at the right length for my body shape, but I can see them on other’s who would look good in them.

  38. Eileen
    December 23, 2018 / 3:21 pm

    The top is gorgeous, but there is no way my broad shouldered, short waisted figure could wear it. I think only a tiny long necked, long waisted woman could wear this. I love the detailing on the top—if only it were looser at the waist and had a scoop or v-neck.
    Thanks for taking into account the shapes of your readers.

  39. Debbie
    December 23, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    Yes I would wear this. I love the style and the design on the jacket.

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