Style Glossary

Style-glossary
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Peplum

A peplum is a ruffled or flared panel of fabric, which falls just below that natural waistline, adding a playful touch to any garment.

Characterized by an extention of the bodice of a garment below the waistline to create a shaping ruffle (that can be pleated, draped, or flared) that is oh-so-chic. Blouses, coats, and dresses (such as our soon-to-be-iconic Raspberritini Dress) can all feature a peplum waist, and varying cuts and styles of the ruffle have stolen the fashion spotlight for decades (as early as the 1860s!).

http://blog.modcloth.com/2009/07/15/fashion-dictionary-professor-peplum-in-the-library

Category: Dresses, Skirts

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