If you've been reading the catwalk reviews of all major media those last weeks, you certainly came across one of the most used words to describe the silhouettes on the catwalks of Europe and beyond: PEPLUM.
Peplum skirt, peplum jacket, peplum shirt, etc. it seems like that peculiar shape will be dominating our wardrobe for a few months.
This shape, that enhances or suggests greater curve to the hips, is nothing new nor revolutionary. It was already used in the 1930s but since Raf Simons nicely put it back on trails last year (remember this amazing orange maxi skirt?) for Jil Sander SS2012 collection, a tsunami of peplums has invaded the catwalks and the streets.
Peplums give a curvy and feminine look that might presage the return of fleshy bodies…
TREND ALERT | PEPLUM | 2011-2012