8/21/2012

Peplum - an Ancient Trend back after 2500 Years

Peplum is another big trend this season, it's probably going to get even bigger by 2013. 

Peplum is an overskirt, or a type of elongated hem resembling a short skirt that is usually attached to a fitted jacket, blouse, skirt or dress. 


The origin of peplum is an ancient greek garment, peplos, which was "a tubular cloth folded inside-out from the top about halfway down, altering what was the top of the tube to the waist and the bottom of the tube to ankle-length" and was worn around 500 BC. 



Peplos disappeared for 2500 years, then reappeared on the runways. Today you can find dozens of peplum pieces for an affordable price - ASOS sells them even in plus size version.

Now I only have one question left - is peplum actually a good choice for the curvy ladies? 
I'm not sure if it's flattering enough, I'm not sure which parts it highlights and which parts does it cover... I've read different opinions, some think it's a rather good idea for those who have a little tummy to hide or wider hips, some say it's made for skinny minnies and it's exactly the type of clothing only those can wear who look good in everything. What do you think? 

Leave a comment below & let me know what you think of peplum! x

4 comments:

  1. great post.

    I wore a peplum dress for my birthday this year after my mum suggested I try one, I thought it would be so unflattering and make me look massive.

    but it was actually really slimming and hid my lumps and bumps lol!

    xxx

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