n. A short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, or dress.
n. In anc. Gr. Costume, a himation or upper garment, in shape like a voluminous shawl, worn by women, thrown over one arm and thence wrapped in various ways, according to individual taste, around the body, sometimes even drawn over the head. […]
Some of you might have already heard about peplum shilhouettes, very trendy during the New Look at the 40’s. The news are: it is back for the next Spring/Summer season. Designers like Zac Posen, Yves Saint Laurent and Celine decided to recover the trend and we got to love the idea.
Zac Posen SS’12 collection. Peplum top paired with midi skirt.
Peplum jackets and tops must be worn with tight skirts, as seen in Jason Wu (picture above) for an elegant look or skinny trousers, for a romantic, but still modern look (as per bellow on WWD’s editorial).
During the New Look, looks by Dior.
In with the new, Dior’s new approach to the sillhouette.
Celine‘s minimalistic approach to the shillouette.
The sweet and polished Emma Watson, wearing Jason Wu
In love with this top.
Whether you decide to go for a monochromatic look, or a patterned look, this is definitely a must for the next season!