7 of the Best Peplum Tops (2021) Cottagecore Inspired!



Peplum Tops

I live about as far a lifestyle from the countryside as you can get… but even I’m just a little bit obsessed with Cottagecore.

I mean, let’s think about it – would a simple, sustainable existence be so bad? 

Actually, don’t answer that..

I’ll stick to prancing around in romantic blouses and carry a straw basket.. and keep my creature comforts in NYC. Attempting to maintain even a basic sourdough starter was more than I could handle!

For the cute cottage look without the hardship, try pretty feminine florals and peasant-y puff sleeve dresses and tops.

Here are our favorite peplum tops to try the look (if not the lifestyle!)





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Peplum Tops for Women

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Best Peplum Tops (2021)


Best Hi Low Peplum Top: Trina Turk


This cute Trina Turk peplum top is made from a summer fabric fave: gingham!

With its sweetheart neckline and nipped in waist, it’s the perfect flirty look for summer. Pair it with white pants and a cute straw bag and you’re good to go!

Trina Turk Peplum Top

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Best Purple Peplum Top: 1.State


For something even sweeter, check out this pretty purple peplum top from 1.State.

It has cute ruffled cuffs, an allover floral print design and the most adorable v neckline. Throw on some mom jeans and simple sandals for a great date night outfit!

1.State Peplum Top

Sold on Zappos, Nordstrom, Revolve, Bloomingdales, Macys & Amazon 

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Best Yellow Peplum Top: Susana Monaco



Want to try the peplum trend but have a normal 9 to 5 office job?

Then try this understated top from Susana Monaco, which has the peplum silhouette without the girlishness. 

With long sleeves and a solid colorway, it pairs perfectly with black trousers and simple pumps.

The peplum top is made from a stretch nylon fabric that looks super flattering, as it gives you the illusion of height and curves!

Susana Monaco Long Sleeve Peplum Top

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Best Peplum Blouse: Sabina Musayev


For something glam, you’ll love this sparkly peplum option.

It’s made from a striking silk-like fabric that has a crinkled sheen to it, ensuring all eyes will be on you. With it’s deep v-neck, peplum waist and lightly padded shoulders, this top makes a statement!

Sabina Musayev Peplum Blouse

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Best Peplum Shirt: Free People


In my idyllic farm dreams, I’d churn butter with flowy boat-y sleeves..

…in something like this Free People peplum top!

It has a cropped silhouette, relaxed v neckline and slight ruffles for that oh-so-casual country lifestyle. And talk about those dolman sleeves!

Just fluttering about to show those off would give you a great workout.

Free People Peplum Top

Sold on Zappos, Free People, Nordstrom, Macys & Amazon

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Best White Peplum Top: Bishop + Young


For a sophisticated option, check out this sleeveless peplum top from Bishop + Young.

It’s versatile enough to wear to work or on the weekend, with its crew neckline and simple pleating. Plus it’s sleeveless so it’s great to wear on its own, or with an oversized blazer thrown over it! 

Bishop + Young Peplum Top

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Best Plus Size Peplum Top: MM LaFleur


This M.M. LaFleur peplum top just screams sophistication.

It’s sleek, it’s refined.. and yet somehow sculptural! 

With its cinched in peplum waist, longer length and classic crew neckline, this peplum top is a gorgeous (and work friendly) option to wear all year round. It comes in both regular and plus sizing, and a range of beautiful colors!

M.M.LaFleur Peplum Top

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  1. Hayley
    July 11, 2016 / 10:41 am

    These pictures are stunning! <3 In LOVE with those glasses too girl!

    • Sher
      July 11, 2016 / 1:55 pm

      Thanks Hayley! They are definitely my go to sunnies, from Prada I think.

  2. Thuy
    July 11, 2016 / 11:15 am

    lmao, I hate not packing what I need (in reference to Spain being unexpectedly cold). When I went to Paris, I didn’t bring shoes appropriate for rainy weather and like two of my flights were ruined :(

    • Sher
      July 11, 2016 / 1:56 pm

      Ugh Thuy I unfortunately seem to mis-pack on nearly every trip. I have to get better at packing a variety of outfits. Rain is hard to pack in advance though – rainboots take up so much space!

  3. MyraMyla
    July 11, 2016 / 3:03 pm

    Love the way you’ve styled this post, it’s a visual treat! :) love the outfit too – that bag *swoon*

    • Sher
      July 11, 2016 / 6:04 pm

      Aw thank you Myra!

  4. Amanda | Glitter & Spice
    July 12, 2016 / 2:12 am

    So chic. Love this look and LOOOOOOOVE that bag! Gorg.

  5. Hang Around The World
    July 12, 2016 / 4:13 am

    The photos are so perfect! I loved reading it especially because is what I was searching for :)

  6. melissa
    July 12, 2016 / 2:49 pm

    You look so great in this all black look! This peplum top definitely elevated your outfit and gave it some dimension. I don’t think you can really go wrong with all black and you definitely didn’t. The burgundy bag was a great standout piece and I think you look so great!

    • Sher
      July 12, 2016 / 6:23 pm

      Aw thank you Melissa!

  7. Krista Williams
    July 12, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    LOVED your picks here – so gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing love!

  8. Rachel
    July 13, 2016 / 2:05 am

    So chic and pretty!

  9. Joyce
    July 13, 2016 / 5:29 pm

    Love the peplum and the Theory pants! I can’t believe that those are athletic wear, they look so fancy and good on you!

  10. Kate
    July 17, 2016 / 7:30 pm

    This is adorable on you! And that location is too pretty!

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