noun, plural -lums, -la [-luh]
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.
The Peplum is emerging as the shape of the season, popping up on red carpets everywhere. Check out the hot new shape in everything from tops to dresses. Worn correctly the peplum shape can look great on many body types from long and lean to curvaceous. Keep it simple and monochromatic if you are curvy if you are thin and looking to add curves you can get a little more daring with patterns and colors.