The peplum dress has been flirting with the world of fashion forever... and when we say forever, we mean just that. The tantalising trend stretches all the way back to Ancient Greece, when women would use a single sheet of square cloth to create a ‘Peplos’ tied with a single section of rope, creating the effect of a smaller waist- the shape wear of yesteryear!

Later in the 40s a new, structured peplum dress fit for the sophisticated soirees of the time became fashionable, and was updated again with neon notes and retro detailing in the 80’s. And there on the dazzling dance floor and Madonna's album covers is where our beloved peplum stayed. Until now... Today the peplum is back with a vengeance and is a favourite with fashionistas and celebrities alike. Recently the likes of Diane Kruger, Rihanna and Lily Allen have all been sporting the trend and at this year's Oscar's the peplum was the piece of the night with stars such as Michelle Williams and Tina Fey sporting some seriously stylish frills around their middles. And let's not let Angelina's leg hog all of the limelight- her black peplum dress at this year's glittering event was pretty impressive too! If you're convinced that the peplum is your party-perfect piece check out our tips for every shape and size below.  

If you're an hour glass or a little bottom heavy give a nod to Spring's new colour palettes in bold, bright colours. We love this sapphire blue number by Moschino, £235, with figure flattering side frills that will streamline your shape. Team with black heels, delicate accessories and a slick of lipstick to complete your look.

For those with a fuller figure, try this Grid Peplum Dress from Lipsy, £45, which holds and hugs all the right places. The clever grid pattern creates a feminine silhouette, drawing the eye to the waist, while the smaller peplum accentuates your curves. Go all out in shiny accessories and sultry shoe boots for a fashionable metallic look.  

Athletic types should try the Black Peplum Dress from Debenhams, £62.10. With your small frame you can get away with shift styles and the thin belt will accentuate your little waist. This black dress is a great day-to-night frock so team with black shoes and an up-do for a sexy classic work look – then let your hair down for night! Wear with daring red shoes and red lipstick for a fabulous femme fatale look. Shop peplum dresses at LittleBlackDress.co.uk here.