October 27, 2012

Reader Request: Peplum T-Shirt from Zara

Reader Nusrat asked us to style this Zara t-shirt, stating she was open to suggestions though preferred bottoms that were not fitted.  "Straight, flared like palazzo and anything in between" was her request.

Peplum T-Shirt from Zara, $19.90
It can be tough for Muslim women to wear a peplum top.  It's styled to fall at the natural waist and act as a cropped top, which makes many Muslim women who prefer their tops to fall well below the natural waist uncomfortable.  Understandable and completely okay.

While peplums can't be lengthened (otherwise they're no longer a peplum...that's when they become a skirt or dress), Muslim women can dress them with wide leg pants.  Wide legs don't hug curves while still erring on the side of modesty.

Via Jill Sander
Our suggestion is to layer this peplum shirt with a cropped top, to add a bit more personality, while still showcasing the peplum.

Lurex-knit Surplice Sweater Top from Charlotte Russe, $19.99
1969 Modern Trouser Jeans from Gap, $39.99

Pointelle Knit Tommy Hilger Sweater at Macy's, $22.99
Minnie Rose Wide-Leg Knit Pants at Neiman Marcus, $50

And just a few final wide-leg pants, if you've got the top but need the right bottoms.

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