Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The return of the PEPLUM!

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     The peplum has been seen in fashion for a very long time but it has returned with style and flare.  A peplum is a short overskirt or ruffle that is usually attached to a fitted jacket, blouse, or dress.
     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.

     We saw the resurgence again in the 80's.  This was often seen with shoulder pads or puffy sleeves, like the image below of an eighties pattern.  Let's just say this was not the peplum's finest hour :)
     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

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