Peplums Are Back With a Bang!

Peplum, a trendy style, is back into the fashion fray and is here to stay for long… Your go-to for styling this striking peplum!

Peplum – a short frill style pleated fabric that flaunts the waistline of a woman’s blouse, top or dress – is paving its way back into the fashion world after a long time. The word peplum comes from the Greek word for tunic and is famous for highlighting that perfect hourglass silhouette.

Although peplum first surfaced in the 500 BC as huge swath of cloth clinched and pulled up at the waist, it gained popularity during the Victorian era after Queen Elizabeth I, took inspiration from a menswear doublet, and started wearing peplum styled top and jackets. By 1940s, this style made its way into the American fashion world with peplum jackets and became a popular choice among Americans. This dramatic peplum was versatile and playful, making it most preferred style for fashion designer and women from all walks of life.

But the style got lost somewhere in between and then made a came back for a short while in the 1980s and soon fizzled out. However, it made a huge comeback by featuring in the 2011 fashion show and after celebrities like Beyonce, Victoria Beckham, Blake Lively and Kim Kardashian were being spotted in peplum designs. The past couple years have also seen a surge in the comeback of peplum style.  That’s because peplums can resonate well with any personality. Be it a western or Indian wear, there are many ways to up your fashion ante with peplum. In fact, peplum top can be paired up with your lehenga, sarees, dresses and even with shararas. Let’s take a look:

 Pairing Peplum with Lehenga

Tired of wearing the same lehenga choli style at weddings and other events, the modern Indian brides are playing up the fashion game by pairing a sleeker looking peplum top with lehenga. Peplum lehenga has become a huge trend, especially among the younger generation.  Apart from giving a relaxed and contemporary silhouette, the beauty of peplum lehenga is that it covers the abdomen part and therefore healthier women prefer wearing peplum top as it easily hides their excess belly and gives a slimmer waistline illusion as well as adds to their height.

Peplum Saree

Another style that’s doing the round this season is peplum saree blouse design. Saree paired with peplum blouses are trendy and have a modern charm to them. Peplum gives a elegant, powerful and uber-cool look to a gorgeous drape. That extra layered fabric used below the waistline helps to make the waist looks slender and sexy. Peplum saree blouse is one such style that suits every body shape as helps accentuate an hourglass body shape. This beautiful Indo Western outfit is perfect for weddings and parties. So, rock on that desi girl look with a twist by pairing saree with peplum top.

Peplum and Palazzo

Although this versatile peplum pairs well with slim trousers and pencil skirts, it also looks great with flared trousers and palazzos. Peplum and palazzo pair is currently in trend and considered a style statement. This pair is not just comfortable and chic but it is fun as well. A peplum palazzo suits is just exactly what you need to upgrade your wedding and festive wardrobe.

Peplum and Sharara

Sharara suit and peplum top are in vogue with the new brides.  It is a perfect spin on the traditional salwar suits and a refreshing change from the wear. The ethnic peplum sharara suit has made it one of the latest and trendiest fashion designs in the modern era. This Indo Western outfit will make you look elegant, graceful as well as contemporary.

Today, Peplum, with its bespoke elegance, is trending globally. It can be pulled off easily and goes well with any style. So what are you waiting for, adds one more style to your bridal trousseau with peplum and have a little swirly fun…!!


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