Friday, March 20, 2009

Peplums Anyone?

Have you ever seen a description of a dress with the word peplum in it? Glossed over the term because you just liked the picture of the dress?

A peplum is a short fitted circular skirt attached to a waist seam of a bodice or jacket. Peplums are cut in a circle and then draped for desired effect. The peplum has been in and out of fashion for a long time being very popular in the 40s and again in the 80s.

1940s Satin Bedjacket

1 comment:

boylerpf said...

Loved the "New Look" that Christian Dior started in the 40s with the peplum. Funny thing...they actually make your hips look smaller!!