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Red Carpet Trends: Peplum Dresses

The night’s biggest trend on the red carpet at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night was peplum dresses.

Charlize Theron (in Lanvin), Emma Stone (in Martin Grant), Emma Watson (in Brood), Julia Jones (in Joy Cioci) and Julianne Hough (in Sally LaPointe) all opted for peplum dresses.

Each look look was very different.

Charlize’s gave us strapless Parisian chic. Stone’s was two-tone and elegant. Watson was sporty, colourful and edgy. Julia popped on the red carpet with a bright neon colour and sharp detailing and Julianne gave us a cut-out version of this trend.

Which was your favourite peplum look?

Marc by Marc Jacobs Marfa peplum dressMatchesFashion.com
Oasis ‘Charlie’ peplum dressOasis-stores.com
Givenchy peplum waist dressfarfetch.com
Callula Lillibelle Kate jacquard and mesh peplum midi dressNet-A-Porter.com

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10 Responses to Red Carpet Trends: Peplum Dresses

  1. Tina June 4, 2012 at 16:47 #

    Love a good peplum…!!!! Though the midriff baring peplum is kind of bizarre.

  2. Alina June 4, 2012 at 16:56 #

    God, Julianne’s look is getting worse!

    Emma and Julia for me.

  3. k.b.s June 4, 2012 at 17:02 #

    I used to like the peplum dress……………..until towie. It will never look the same again.

    • Fashion Critic June 4, 2012 at 17:03 #

      this is why I don’t watch it 😉

  4. EmmaWoodhouse June 4, 2012 at 17:30 #

    I really like the peplum trend! I loved Emma Stone’s take on it best, despite the deflated skirt. Julia and Emma Watson also look good. Charlize’s didn’t work, and Julianne looks TERRIBLE.

  5. Riley June 4, 2012 at 18:27 #

    I like Julia Jones’ look. It is unique and interesting plus she is damn beautiful.

  6. Marybeth June 4, 2012 at 18:32 #

    Whatever one thinks of peplum dresses — and I rather like them — and whatever one thinks of the first 4 looks above, we have all learned something very important from this post:

    Never mix midriff-baring with a peplum.

  7. Sanette June 4, 2012 at 20:43 #

    Emma Stone looks great!

  8. Yeliz June 4, 2012 at 20:59 #

    I absolutely love this trend! I have a peplum dress too and I wear it gladly.

    From the pictured dresses, I love the one from Oasis.

    And my favorite peplum looks from last night are all ladies pictured except Julianne Hough of course (taaaaacky).

    • Fashion Critic June 4, 2012 at 21:10 #

      I love the Oasis one too. that was my fave

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