If you’ve opened up a fashion magazine in the last few months, you’ve likely heard that peplums are “in” right now. While they are making themselves known, perhaps for the first time to today’s stylish ladies, they have made their way in and out of fashion dating back to the days of ancient Greece!
It drives me a little crazy (okay, more than a little) when something becomes trendy for a season, and everyone jumps on board without deciding if it works for them…or even bother to find out exactly what it is. I’ve been seeing many a stray ruffle being referred to as a peplum these days.
- A short flared, gathered, or pleated strip of fabric attached at the waist of a woman’s jacket, dress, or blouse.
This 1940s cranberry rayon dress was plucked from my shop inventory, as it has a few stains and spots I couldn’t lift. It’s a little big on me, and floral dresses typically aren’t my thing, but this has been my go-to dress on warmer days! And yes – I do love it’s tiered peplum waist…trendy or not!
wearing: 40s dress, vintage // belt, thrifted vintage // shoes, korkease