You may have noticed over the past year extra fabric protruding from women’s waistlines. It’s as if they are wearing miniature tutus around their waists. Those God awful creations are called peplums and this is one trend that has overstayed its welcome in the fashion world as far as I’m concerned.
I admit I am a little biased, because I generally shy away from trends and trendy pieces. My personal style is simple and classic. I buy clothes that are timeless and will always be in style. It’s a much smarter way to spend your money. Why would I waste my paycheck on a peplum top that’s just going to go out of style after a few seasons?
Now for a quick history lesson. The peplum can be credited to (or blamed on) Christian Dior. He created the first peplum in 1947 and it had a major rebirth last year.
Unfortunately, this trend does not seem to be going away anytime soon. Designers first started showing peplum in their spring 2012 collections and were STILL showing them for fall 2013. Enough already. Can you not come up with anything original anymore? I thought the whole point of being a designer was to come up with something NEW.
As much as I love Jason Wu, I’ve got to call him out. The peplum was great the first time you did it, and your spring 2012 collection was my favorites from that season, but I still spied some peplums (however subtle) at your fall 2013 show. You are better than this!
Here’s another way to put it. You know a trend is officially dead when Forever 21 starts mass producing it. Peplum has been at Forever 21 for over a year now, it’s officially time to retire.