The peplum is in full swing right now. Not only is the feminine silhouette super-flattering for all body shapes, it’s also versatile — and this fall, it’s been combined with other trends for an appeal that goes beyond prim and girly.

The flouncy ruffle became popular in the 40s when Dior debuted his innovative collection featuring the Bar jacket. Today, the peplum returns with a more modern appeal, whether as an integral part of a garment or a detail added to an outfit.

Antonio Berardi, Burberry Prorsum, Mary Katrantzou and Etro all showcased peplums on military coats, chic jackets and glamorous gowns with immaculate finesse.

If the thought of adding volume to your hips is a frightening, there’s no need to fret – the peplum’s ability to flatter most figures might surprise you.

That pretty, extra bit of fabric can actually enhance your shape by whittling your waist and creating a flattering hourglass silhouette. On a petite waist, this style draws the hips outward, and on a curvy shape, a larger peplum is helpful in hiding bigger hips.

Check out our picks from the trend, featuring pretty tops, cosy cardis, statement jackets and sexy skirts. Now go out and accentuate those curves!