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5 Spring Fashion Trends for 2012

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Peplums

Actress Michelle Williams rocks the peplum on the red carpet at the 2012 Academy Awards.
Actress Michelle Williams rocks the peplum on the red carpet at the 2012 Academy Awards.
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One accent seen on almost all the runways for spring 2012 was the peplum. A peplum is a flirty flare of fabric around the waist of a skirt, shirt or dress. Peplums originated in the 1800s and have periodically reappeared in fashion over the decades. Right now, they're in.

Warning: If you have large hips, peplums are not for you. The peplum is intended to accentuate curves -- not detract from them.

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That said, there are two versions of peplums: fitted and flared. If you have an hourglass figure already, choose a fitted peplum. It won't flare out as much and make your hips look bigger than they are. If you want to add curves, choose a flared peplum.

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