September 3 2014

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Are You Hip To Flouncy Peplums?


Couture-inspired silhouettes popped up in droves on the Spring runways, so it makes sense that peplums are having a moment. In the late forties and fifties, Christian Dior added flounces to the waistline of jackets as part of the New Look. This season, everyone from the current team at Dior to designers like Jason Wu and Celine’s Phoebe Philo (who called them basques) revived the look. “Peplums cinch in the waist and highlight curves in a way that’s come-hither yet demure,” said Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs. While most designers, the Cushnie et Ochs duo included, took peplums in a dressed-up direction, Marc by Marc Jacobs and the new Kenzo collection from creative directors Humberto Leon and Carol Lim featured them in a sporty, everyday context.

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  1. anasule says:


  2. james21 says:

    peter jensen did some lovely peplum skirts and dresses this season.

  3. LILIANAfashion says:

    I love Nina Riccis version of the peplums! <3

  4. christine_ec says:

    Cushnie et Ochs Peplum dress available at

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