The Peplum Trend

The peplum trend is still going strong. It’s in every store and every magazine. Everyone you know has a jacket, shirt, skirt or a dress with a peplum.  It takes me back to the late 80’s when I was child standing up in my uncles wedding. I wore a hideous peach colored dress, with a lacey long sleeve top and a huge peplum that ballooned out in the waist. Fortunately for me, I have no proof of this ugly flower girl dress in the form of a photograph. It is just an awful memory that will continue to haunt me.

This trend did not start in the 80’s. It originated in Ancient Greece. Both men and women wore a form of clothing known as a Chiton. Another piece of fabric was draped over the shoulders that would hang past the waist. This was then folded into a pleated look and belted to create an appearance of a skirt, which was known as a Peplos.


Today, the extra fabric comes attached to the waistline of shirts, jackets, skirts and dresses. It can be pleated, ruffled or flared.


Not everyone should be wearing this trend.

Someone who already has a curvaceous figure will look bulky. It doesn’t accentuate your hips in a flattering way.

 Mexico Kim Kardashian


It looks best on someone with small frame, boy shape figure as it can give the look of having an hourglass shape.


I do enjoy a nice peplum on a jacket but that’s where my love for this trend ends. I am personally over this one and I am tired of seeing it everywhere and on the wrong body types.

How do you feel about the Peplum Trend?

4 Responses to “The Peplum Trend”
  1. dansledetails says:

    Love the Peplum trend it is form fitting curly, and still flattering!

  2. I hope that you don’t mind but I think that people should comment on blog posts. I agree with you about the peplum. Especially women with the wrong figure wearing the peplum. I really like your blog.

  3. Jeri says:

    its so ugly. dear god.

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