Brocatto Peplum Top

The Brocatto Peplum Top was the only item on my Anthro wishlist I wanted to see using the Anthro Day 15% off. I ordered a Medium and should have probably chosen a Medium Petite. It’s loose in the shoulders and chest and then fits in the waist. The material is a beautiful brocade but does look a little like Grandmother’s couch. Also, the Peplum is a bit “peppy”

I love the color of the Roses and found so many items in my closet that would work with this top. I just don’t know if I love it enough to keep it or exchange it for a MP, so I’ll need your help deciding.

I originally didn’t care for pairing the Brocatto Peplum Top with the Fluted Skirt in Ivory because I had a Flare at the hip and then at my knees. But, now, seeing it in an image, I don’t think it looks that bad. What do you think? A pencil skirt or even the Sterling Skirt in Crimson Maple might be a better choice for this top.

Second, is a jean pairing. These are Lucky Brand Legend High-Rise Trouser Jeans, with the Schoolboy Blazer in Navy and Studded Strap Booties from Anthro. If I wore this top alone with a jean I would go a skinny jean like the Midrise Toothpick in Carbon.

Lastly, I have on the Flair Skirt in Double-Serge Wool in Navy, the Factory Clare Cardigan in Cabernet and my Louboutin’s in Cranberry. This is a nice look and the Clare Cardigan goes well with the top.

I created a few other looks in my Stylebook but am really on the fence about this top. So even though I like it and I can certainly wear this 3 ways, and more, I don’t know if I actually will. I have enough dressy tops to go with these items but can it be casual enough for WFH?
What do you think? 


  1. October 6, 2013 / 1:03 pm

    It is pretty and you've made it look nice in these outfits, but I think the fit is a bit off. In the fluted skirt picture, the top of the top looks too big around the armholes. The volume of the peplum might be overwhelming you a bit too. These are minor, nitpicky observations, though. It looks nice on you and if you love it, you should keep it. Maybe you could take it in a bit on the sides at the armholes?

  2. October 6, 2013 / 2:25 pm

    I find peplum looks best with pencil skirts. But if you don't absolutely love it, I'd return it. I'm sure there will be others to get your attention;)

  3. October 6, 2013 / 8:25 pm

    I think i would return it if you are unsure.
    There will be plenty more tops:)

  4. October 7, 2013 / 12:47 am

    i agree with the ladies. if you're not sure, return it! 🙂

  5. October 9, 2013 / 12:58 am

    I think you may love it in MP. I am all about couchy fabrics, do my husband says I overdo it with the "ladies who lunch" outfits. True. I am a little premature, but love everything St John's (you know, the "mature lady" brand?) Ok, so maybe after saying that you shouldn't take my advice 🙂

  6. October 10, 2013 / 1:07 am

    Thanks Ladies. The top is too big at the armholes so I returned it. I really appreciate your comments on this. It's not really my style either and looks more "Springy" than Fall.