This style dates back to ancient Greek fashion. In this time it was worn by both men and women equally, as seen in this image.
The peplum started to come back in the 30's and was very popular through the 40's and into the early 50's. It was often used to emphasize a small waist or to suggest a greater curve to the hip. You can see the evolution of the peplum in the image below.
That brings us to now, and the peplum has made a rather grand return and it is more stylish and fashionable than ever. It has come back in it's finest silhouette, in my opinion.
Want to try out this style? We have some great tops that are a perfect way to bring this "old" style back in a new way. Paired with a pencil skirt or slim denim you are going to be one stylish lady.
Here is a great peplum top from Weston Wear that we sell here in the store. It is shown with a straight, dark wash denim from Joes.
Hope you have enjoyed this little history of fashion! We have the peplum piece shown above plus more in the store and on order:). XO--Jamie