Return of the Peplum!



Peplum, which means ‘tunic’ is Greek, has a different definition in the fashion world, where it is defined as a short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse or dress. This trend first gained popularity in the ’40s but at the time was limited to jackets only. In 2012, peplums have made a comeback, and with great style! Celebrities like Kate Middleton, Charlize Theron, Aishwarya Rai and Sonam Kapoor have been spotted wearing innovative versions of the peplum at various events. So while peplum dresses are travelling to wardrobes across the world, make sure yours is not left behind. The best part about this trend is that you can transform your clothes into couture peplum outfits, all by yourself! You just need to stitch an overskirt to your dress, top, jacket or shorts to achieve this international look.


  • If you are attaching a peplum to a skirt, a pencil skirt is preferable. Too much volume around the hips can make you look bulky. Also make sure you wear a body hugging top along with the skirt. This way the peplum will add the right amount of flair to your attire.
  • You can attach a peplum to skinny jeans or jeggings for a casual, feminine look.
  •  Use the peplum overskirt to your advantage- it can help you camouflage your hips or accentuate them, depending on how you wear it. So be creative and play around with peplum!



Volume 2 Issue 1