Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Peplum Is Back

I didn't know what the word "peplum" meant but I knew what it referred to.  I lived through the Eighties when peplum was popular.

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?

11 comments:

  1. Absolutely. I always wondered why I have no hips, but discovered I'm a "pencil" body type recently, from Mongs at My Thrifty Closet.

    Peplums are a pencil's best friend :)

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  2. I'd wear it if the item in question wasn't full in the front, but peplum shapes in the back. I like bustled skirts and exaggerated shapes for clothes, but I dislike anything that adds too much bulk to my tummy/front of my hips/thighs.

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  3. I love that peplum is back!! I'll def be wearing it this season xx

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  4. I'm still hunting down the Peplum top from H&M trend, it's to die for!!!
    Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  5. I have a couple of peplums I'm waiting to try...

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  6. Whenever I wear it, I'm told I look fat/pregnant. I think I could pull the look off with a shirt like Alexandra's, though!

    The Tall Blonde Artist

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  7. I have a jacket that has a slight peplum design, and that's how I prefer it, I am just too curvy for an extreme peplum look! Alexandra's is very cute!

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  8. I think peplums are TOTALLY adorable. On ladies that are not me. I have plenty going on in the hip department. Like shirt ruffles they usually make me feel off balance.

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  9. I do not have any peplum ... for some reason i am not attracted.
    I like them but not for me - so i say now.
    Maybe if I try them on I will change my mind.

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  10. I'm definitely on the hunt for peplums. I'm very tall, fairly thin, and have decidedly narrow hips, and peplums balance that sort of figure very nicely.

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  11. I absolutely adore peplum styles - as you know :) - because I agree that it emphasizes curves the hips in a good way and makes the waist look tinier! I think well-tailored pieces are critical when trying this style, and truly I hope it's not just a passing trend this time around. Such a feminine, flattering look should be embraced! :) Can't wait to see you wearing this look!!

    Thank you for the feature my dear!

    xxx,
    Alexandra

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