Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Fashion History 101

Every Friday we are going to have a little fashion history lesson.  If we want to be lovers of all things fashion we need to know where it started...keeping with the theme this week let's talk about Peplum.

The peplum, which originated in the 19th century, is a short overskirt that is now usually attached to a fitted jacket, skirt or dress.



The early peplum was generally not affixed to the coat, but was merely an extra overskirt or flounce sewn onto, and dropping from, the waist. 




The modern peplum became popular as a design in women’s suiting in the 1940s: jackets were often fitted at the waist, but the fabric extended beyond the waist in an overskirt.


With Love From the East Coast,
XO

6 comments:

  1. Great post, darling!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

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  2. great post! Love Fashion History :)

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  3. I find fashion history so interesting! I can't wait to read more, I just found your blog and it looks so good ^ - ^ x

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  4. I love that you are doing this! The peplum skirt has always been a favorite of mine!

    angela - the lovely cup

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