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What happens when two of this season’s hottest trends come together in one place? A My Fashion Life Most Wanted list is born, and everything on it, we want!

Peplums and prints were two prominent trends to roll off the spring summer 2012 catwalks. Peplums: gothic at Alexander McQueen; ladylike at Cushnie et Ochs and pretty with an edge at Jason Wu – were championed by Victoria Beckham way before they hit the catwalks this season, and we blame her for the want-pangs we get every time we spot a peplum piece!

Prints, well what can we say? They’ve hypnotised us since the gloriously loud spring summer 2011 shows, and aren’t  we deeply grateful for them! Paisley at Jil Sander; floral at Erdem; digital blooms at Mary Katrantzou and Afrocentric at Burberry Prorsum – spring summer 2012 demanded a riotous clash of all of these. Matchy-matchy has well and truly been bid farewell and it’s time to turn bolder and braver.

Take inspiration from our top peplum and print picks to ease your wardrobe into this possibly difficult-to-pull-off, but oh-so-desirable trend.


Peplum Parade

A Wear blue double peplum dress, £25, available at Shopstyle

 Tibi peplum-waist striped cotton jacket, £440, available at Net-a-porter

 Lace peplum skirt, £28, available at ASOS

 Stella McCartney peplum waist top, £310, available at Selfridges

Project D Imagine dress, £465, available at Matches

Prints ago-go

Turtleneck t-shirt, £27.99, available at Mango

 Carven Map dress, £455, available at My Wardrobe

 Floral print pencil skirt, £40, ASOS

 Kara bell sleeve fitted blouse, £125, available at Reiss

DVF 1974 Charles trousers, £257, available at Matches

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