10 peplum dresses under £20

This weekend is big for weddings, summer fairs, festivals – and watching tennis. Sadly, it’s also big for bloody rain. Is anyone else getting so sick of this weather that they want to emigrate?

In defiance of the clouds, I’m still tipping the peplum as the best style to wear this weekend. It’s cute, it’s flattering; it’s just fancy enough to be the perfect wedding guest wear, it’ll turn heads if you’re lucky enough to have Wimbledon tickets and it’s the perfect summer statement to make at a fair or festival (I might wear mine when I man the photo booth at E’s school fair tomorrow – overdressing? Don’t be daft).

Loving the lined Sophie Rose mesh peplum dress above at prodigyred.com – and it’s only £14.99. At that price, it doesn’t even matter too much if your frock gets soggy (behave!)

Inspired by that little bargain, I decided to track down nine more perfect peplums for under £20 that you can rock over the rest of summer…

boohoo.com, £20
Rare @ Topshop, £19.50
ASOS, £19
Dorothy Perkins, £15 (sale price)
Pearl @ ASOS, £12.50 (sale price)
Fashion Union, £12 (sale price)
ASOS, £13 (sale price)
Rare @ Topshop, £15 (sale price)
LOVE @ ASOS, £15 (sale price)

Product images as credited

Written by Johanna Payton