Peplum Dresses

Though you won't have to put your minimalist minis and second-skin dresses into storage anytime soon, the latest look for cocktail frocks involves a little flair. We're not talking about rows of ruffles or embellishments galore, but rather a single, short overskirt that instantly adds a little glamour or drama to any piece: the peplum. Thanks to directional designers like Louis Vuitton's Marc Jacobs, Balmain's Chrisophe Decarnin, and Jeremy Scott, this sophisticated silhouette is back in the spotlight and already on track to be a major fall trend. It's also swiftly becoming the must-have shape for stylish red-carpet regulars