The peplum: a cursory flap of fabric with extraordinary staying power - its the trend that refuses to go away.
Initially treated with scepticism, it has now been embraced by everyone from fashion editors to Hollywood royalty. The whole ELLE team even had a go of styling up the seasons must-have flounce to suit their own shape.
And heres why: elegantly structured and downright sexy, these surprisingly versatile details are ideal for making a super-charged statement on the red carpet.
Whether structured and sharp or frilly and flaccid, they strike at the core of the seasons ladylike mood. So if youre looking for an eveningwear update, adorn your hips with the seasons big silhouette story as shown by our favourite celebritiesMore