What’s peplum? Peplum originates from the Greek word for “tunic,” which gets my art historical brain a-twitchin’. A “peplos” was a long garment typically worn by women during the classical period of ancient Greece around 500 BC. The signature style was a piece of tube-shaped fabric that was folded inside-out and pinned around the middle to make the tube ankle length. The style created the look for a second layer of clothing.
Confused? Bear with me. Check out Athena wearing a peplos from the 5th century:
My original concern that was a curvy female myself, adding extra fabric in the hip area wouldn’t be ideal. However, I’ve discovered, it’s just the opposite. When done right, flaring fabric from the hip can hide some wanted muffin top or easily add some curves for you lucky girls sans hips.
lace and peplum? swoon!