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Ahhhh yes, the perfect trend for Spring. Why, you ask? If you're like me, winter hibernation means tons of layers. Tons of layers means no bikinis. No bikinis means I'm eating whatever I can before the dreaded dieting commences. Here comes the most darling silhouette to give everybody the illusion that my waist exists and what hides under the flare of fabric is a mystery, giving me the teensiest window of opportunity to get my ass to the gym before summertime sneaks up on me. This clever - and very pathetic - scheme mapped itself out in my head when I realized how many designers have included tons of peplum fun in their collections, including Cushnie et Ochs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Karen Walker, Jason Wu and Thakoon. Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller not only has a head start on this look in a delectable little number by MiuMiu, but once again makes it hard for the rest of us to keep up with her awesomeness by layering a draped pencil skirt under it. Holy girl crush.