Definition of peplum
: a short section attached to the waistline of a blouse, jacket, or dress
peplumedplay \ˈpe-pləmd\ adjective
Recent Examples of peplum from the Web
There were great small details — such as a structured peplum bodice that looked hard, yet was rendered soft by the velvet texture.
The shirt’s billowing sleeves had a borrowed-from-the-boys vibe, but the peplum hem lent a ladylike twist.
As were, in later years, leisure suits, cargo pants, culottes, leg warmers, fingerless gloves, low-rise jeans, peplum blazers and price tags left dangling on baseball caps.
On Tuesday, the actress arrived for Good Morning America in a cobalt blue Diane von Furstenberg knit peplum top and matching skirt with Christian Louboutin black leather peep-toe flats with stud details.
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Origin and Etymology of peplum
Latin, from Greek peplon peplos
First Known Use: 1866See Words from the same year
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