Despite my doubts, I found a slight alternative: the casual peplum! Over the past few months, I have found 2 shirts with similar characteristics of the peplum without the dramatic lines.
Here are a few ways I have worn them!
Shirt: Casual Couture by Green Envelope (I looked EVERYWHERE for something similar and this is all I found: here)
Necklace: Forever 21 (similar here)
Cardigan: Wet Seal (similar here and here)
Skirt: Target here
Belt: Target (similar here and here)
Shirt: Target (similar here)
Pants: Express (similar here)
Shoes: Charming Charlie's Outlet (Read about my story finding these here)
Thanks for reading!!