The Oxford dictionary definition of a peplum is ‘A short gathered or pleated strip of fabric attached at the waist of a woman’s jacket, dress, or blouse to create a hanging frill or flounce’.
It originates from the Greek word for tunic which is Peplos. The particular reference for the modern day take on the peplum though refers to an ‘overskirt’ that was worn over jackets.
Whatever the case, this modern addition to tops, dresses, skirts and jackets is flattering to all shapes and sizes.
The beauty and perhaps success of the peplum tops and dresses and so on is that the peplum shape accentuates the waist and gives the figure a more curvaceous, feminine look.
Well we have our own take in the form of the Ankara peplum top in a bold African wax print. Available in UK Size 8 to UK Size 16.
Available here: www.urbanknit.com/shop/ankara-print-peplum-top