19 Jul '12, 5am

That little bit of skirt attached to that top isn't a manufacturing defect. Know your trend: The Peplum

That little bit of skirt attached to that top isn't a manufacturing defect. Know your trend: The Peplum

The peplum, that classic little overskirt sprouting from the hips of jackets, pencil skirts, dresses, and even some unfortunate pants have seen a fresh revival in recent years, culminating in the coming season, when it will well and truly blow up as part of the Ladylike trend. Margarita Miu and Annabelle Fleur, Lookbook.nu The term “peplum” derives from the Greek word for shawl, “peplos,” which draped lightly on the ancient Greeks’ torsos. In modern fashion, peplums began drawing attention in the mid-19th century, and in the 1947 Christian Dior presented his New Look silhouette, changing fashion forever with its nipped-waists, peplums and full skirts to accentuate an hourglass figure. Peplums: An early timeline Peplums of the '50s The peplum continued to be popular in the early 1950s, adorning suit jackets and dresses of sophisticated women. Like most things in fashion, it...

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