PEPLUM noun \pe-pləm\ A short overskirt that’s attached at the waist of dresses, skirts, tops and jackets.
In 1947 Dior reinvented the peplum trend, it was the new look silhouette that highlighted a woman’s waist… they were feminine and elegant. The trend has made a comeback, appearing on the catwalks for the past few seasons and again earlier this month on the AW13 Haute Couture runways in Paris.
How to make this tricky trend work for you?
A peplum is surprisingly flattering. To make it look modern, combine the peplum shape with other current trends, think metallics, pastels or neon.
As always consider proportions and choose a style to suit your body shape. Adding volume to your hips visually narrows your waist and creates a deliberate hourglass shape. A peplum is also a perfect way to disguise any concerns you may have with your tummy!