Trending On Stardoll: Peplum Skirts

Friday, November 23, 2012 1 Awesome Comments 

 Peplum styles is based around an extra piece of fabric around one of the most sensitive areas: the woman's hips. The accentuating piece can create the illusion of curves, and look cute, but the trend might not catch on in the plus size department.

The thought extra fabric that catches the eye of an insecurity might seem a bit sketchy, but the peplum can be styled in many versatile ways.

Examples are dresses, jackets, tops, and as mentioned in this post, skirts. 

"Peplum-style dresses first grew popular in the mid-19th century, with jacket bodices that flared at the hips over hoop skirts. They entered high fashion in the late 1940s, in the midst of Dior's "New Look"—a silhouette with nipped-waist jackets and peplums at the hip to accentuate an hourglass shape, says Daniel James Cole, an adjunct assistant professor of fashion history at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York"*

"You can see early examples of this in old copies of Godey’s Lady’s Book, a popular magazine in the 19th century that featured poems and especially discussion about fashion. This early peplum was usually not attached to a jacket, but was merely an extra overskirt flounce sewn onto, and dropping from the waist. The modern version, as we now know it, became popular as a design in women’s suiting in the 1940s. Here it took on its most recognizable form. Suit jackets were often fitted at the waist, but fabric extended beyond the waist in an overskirt. A couple of different styles emerged." **

Overall, the peplum look can give definition, but it all depends how you style it. Avoid items that go over the top of the peplum item in your outfit; because that itself is the statement piece. A pastel or solid colored top paired with cute platforms and a bag can be enough to give you an edge.

Have fun styling dollies,




1 Awesome Comments:

Post a Comment


©Copyright 2011 Stardoll Local News | TNB