Do you want to nip yourself in at the waist, find a flat stomach fix and create an instant hourglass figure? Well look no further than The Peplum. And since it's payday, why not look at several!? Peplums are spring's big silhouette story and with the fashion gaze fixed firmly at the waist the wondrous waist ruffle has made a welcome return to the catwalks and wardrobes across the globe. Originating from the Greek word for ‘tunic’ peplums cinch the natural waist and are great for masking not so flat stomachs. The peplum was popularized in the 1800s and resurfaced in the 1940s when Christian Dior added flounces to the waistlines of jackets as part of his iconic New Look collection. Today A-listers, from Hollywood hottie Emma Stone in her elaborate evening gown to Holly Willoughby in her classic shape-enhancing LBD, the world over are professing their love for the peplum and championing them as the perfect party piece, not to mention great for all shapes and sizes. It's true, as a carefully positioned peplum can add dimension to skirts and separates, creating instant curves or smooth over wobbly hips, a DIY hourglass figure if you will! Zac Posen, Giles Deacon, Celine and Dior all added peplums to sharp tailoring, adding a touch of femininity to classic work wear for their S/S 2012 collections- and if it's good enough for the design elite, it's good enough for Team LBD. If you want to stay on trend this season pick up a peplum today: Left to right: Kate Fearnley Fontaine Dress, Was £183, Now £137. Left to right: The Pretty Dress Company Belgravia Pencil Dress, £95, Hedonia Teresa Dress, £90. Left to right: Kate Fearnley Astrid Dress, Was £170, Now £127.50, Matilda & Quinn Alice Dress, £249. Shop all peplum dresses here.