Peplums, as all you savvy fashionistas know, are one of the key details for the season, which is why this gorgeous top from Swedish design house Acne, at £265, is our Object of Desire.
Some peplums, we admit, are plain silly - a great big Pierrot frill stuck around the waistline of a skirt or a top making any woman larger than a size 6 and shorter than 5'11" look like a small cottage. But this one honours the peplum silhouette, without making the wearer look ridiculous. First of all, it's in black which none of you need telling, instantly slims. Second, it is gently curved and flared not gathered which is so much more flattering, while the long sleeves and that wide boat neckline make it restrained and ultra-wearable.
Team it with a black pencil skirt, and clunky sandals and it will make a smart work outfit, add some bold jewellery and a pair of stilettos and it will work for evenings, and with slim, ankle-skimming trousers it becomes the perfect "smart casual" look.
Shop the Acne peplum top, £265, now