Thursday, March 8, 2012

Fashion History Lesson: Peplum Trend

Peplum- a small strip of gathered or pleated fabric attached to the waistline of a garment (Skirts, Tops, Blouses, and Jackets) creating a frill effect. 

This term is a variant of the ancient Greek word

Peplos- garment worn by Greek women during the early Archaic, Classical, and Hellenistic periods (i.e., up to about AD 300). It consisted of a large, rectangular piece of material folded vertically and hung from the shoulders, with a broad overfold. During the early periods, it was belted around  the waist,usually beneath the overfold; if the overfold was long, however, the belt was  sometimes placed on top of it,as seen in many statues of Athena. (Credit:


 Here's to another FASHION HISTORY LESSON!

Peace and Love, 
Amber Sweet

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