Monday, 30 January 2012

Fashion 101 : The Peplum

Have you seen them? Have you heard of them? Peplums are all the rage and are a come back from the 1900's. WOW! Here is a little fun info on peplums... 
Here Blake Lively sports a mild black peplum inspired skirt at the Jason Wu for Target Fete. Image source : here.
1. Peplums originated from Greece and was the Greek word for tunic.
2. Peplum films are the title given to the genre of films which incorporate old Greek history and style.
3. In the 19th century a peplum referred to a short overskirt that was originally (and sometimes it is still) attached to the bottom of a jacket. It usually drops at the waist on a womans' body.
4. The purpose for a peplum was to add to a womans' figure and enhance her hips and therefore make her waist appear smaller.

From the runway to the stores...
From  the runway (above) : Badgley Mischka, Jason Wu, Cushnie et Ochs & Rodarte. Image
To the stores (below) : J-Crew, Aqua(LOVE this one), XOXO and Modcloth(my pick). Image
The key to buying a peplum to fit your figure is to go for a more fitted peplum if you have a more healthy, curvy figure. This will cinch in the waist and flare just enough on the hips so as not to add to your already banging hips. If you are petite then go for a slightly more flared peplum that will play on your proportions nicely. In the end it is a stunning look for a good dinner date or a great professional look for the office.

Get to add onto this post... I just got myself a cute little black one from Mr. Price that looks very much like this. Unfortunately I couldn't copy the pic I have here so had to steal this one that looks very similar to the skirt. The littlr folds on the skirt are pockets. SO nifty. Now owning one I know why you'd want one. Such a great fitting piece of clothing! Go see the image at Polyvore.

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