Trend: Pep Squad–Peplum Wedding Dresses

Thanks to the popularity of shows like Mad Men, retro fashions have been making a comeback over the past few seasons. Think skirt suits and sweater sets, cat-eye sunglasses and kitten heels. *Meow*

Yes, ladylike styles abound, and peplums are especially prevalent. First made popular by Christian Dior in the 1940s, peplums are short overskirts or ruffles attached to the waistline of fitted jackets, skirts, and dresses. Spotted on the bridal fashion runways of designers like Marchesa and Badgley Mischka, peplums add feminine flare and flirty flounce to sleek dresses, and help create a narrow, nipped waist and hourglass silhouette.

Put some pep in your step with one of these six wedding dresses:

Gown by Marchesa

Gown by Elizabeth Fillmore

Gown by Badgley Mischka

Gown by Carolina Herrera

Gown by Marchesa

Gown by Junko Yoshioka

What do you think of these peplum silhouettes? Would you wear a peplum wedding dress for your walk down the aisle? Share your fashion feedback below!