What is Peplum?
Pronounced as pep-luhm. It is a short, gathered, slightly flared strip of fabric attached at the waist of a woman’s blouse, jacket, skirt or dress.
Why to wear?
Strategically placed peplum can redefine your natural body shape into equally proportioned shape. The most flattering length for a peplum is approximately 2” below your hip bones.
Who should wear Peplum?
Oddly, it looks great on most body shapes – Straight, Traingle, Inverted Triangle, Oval
Got full hips – Weirdly, the peplum actually attracts attention away from your hips (and full bosoms too).
Less fuller hips – It works great on you too, because the peplum gives the illusion of hips on your particular body type.
Thick waistline – The peplum in fact draws the eye inward and gives the illusion of a cinched waist.
How to pair them?
Top: Pair with tapered pants, skinny jeans, or a narrow pencil skirt.
Skirt: Wear with a fitted, tucked-in top.
Dress: Must fit snug, especially at the waist. Plus, make sure skirt portion is the traditional pencil shape.
Reffered article: Corporate Fashionista