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Style Glossary: Peplum

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Peplum skirts have made a comeback recently, and as much as I like the style – I like saying the word even more! The unusual addition to a skirt or dress has been around for much longer than you might think.

Peplum is defined as, "A short section joined to the waistline of a women's blouse, jacket or dress. Named after the Greek peplos, an ancient women's garment, peplums first became popular in the 1800s when women's clothing began to mimic men's tailoring, and the peplum took the place of jacket tails. The peplum is still an elegant addition to tailored day or evening wear."

This Pintuck Peplum Dress is from New Look (£25).

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