No 273: the Peplum Bodice

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A peplum, dating back to the 19th century, was a ruffle, sometimes attached to a coat or skirt, to give additional volume to the hips and accentuate the itsy bitsy waist created by corsetry. In these glamorous gowns, a peplum-style bodice accentuates gorgeous details at the natural waist and creates such a dramatic silhouette. The shape is ever so beautifully Baroque, but clean fabrics and simply executed details keep these dresses from looking like costumes.

Gowns by Amsale and Platinum by Priscilla of Boston.


Post a Comment


A Crimson Kiss – Timeless Events and Classic Cocktails by Ana Degenaar : Blogger