Peplum power: Reminiscent of old Hollywood, peplums are making a return. Image: Anaiss on weddings
Peplums have well and truly returned.
Originally intended to protect the hemlines of ladies’ dresses from dirt and mud, these days, they’re purely decorative and you can see them on everything from shirts to coats – and, increasingly, as a lovely flourish on the humble wedding dress.
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Peplums are available in myriad styles, from sleek and small to overflowing and flouncy. Some gowns even feature a supremely practical removable peplum.