Definition of peplum in English:

Share this entry

peplum

Pronunciation: /ˈpepləm/

noun

1A short flared, gathered, or pleated strip of fabric attached at the waist of a woman’s jacket, dress, or blouse to create a hanging frill or flounce.
Example sentences
  • The peplum was originally conceived as a small panel of fabric or a short skirt draped over the lower torso area of a women's dress or outfit.
  • The latest waist-friendly look is the unabashedly ladylike peplum top.
  • Bold and beautiful, this peplum blouse is perfect for a night on the town.
1.1(In ancient Greece) a woman’s loose outer tunic or shawl.
Via Latin from Greek peplos
Example sentences
  • She bathed her and dressed the young princess in a Greek-styled gown, which she called peplum.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: pep·lum

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.