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Monday, September 09, 2013

peplum

\PEP-luhm\ , noun;
1.
a short full flounce or an extension of a garment below the waist, covering the hips.
2.
a short skirt attached to a bodice or jacket.
3.
Obsolete. a peplos.
Quotes:
It had a straight skirt and a peplum on the jacket and, truly, it seemed to have been made for me.
-- Jodi Picoult, Harvesting the Heart, 1995
Kathleen is wearing what she went out in the night before, a green peplum jacket over a swingy skirt.
-- Elinor Lipman, The Ladies' Man, 1998
Origin:
Peplum is derived from the word of Greek origin peplos which refers to a loose-fitting garment worn by women in Ancient Greece.
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