Peplum is a style that adds an extra piece of fabric around the hips, usually ruffled. Here's an attractive example, worn by Alexandra:
The current peplum revival emerged with Jil Sander's influential Spring 2011 women's collection. Since then, it's been adopted by several high-end designers, including Giorgio Armani, Celine and Jason Wu. Peplum styles are currently being sold by mainstream retailers like J. Crew and H&M.
A lot of women fear peplum believing it will make them look fat. Actually, peplum creates the opposite impression since it emphasizes the curve of a woman's hips and makes the waist look relatively small.
Would you wear peplum?