a short full flounce or an extension of a garment below the waist, covering the hips.
a short skirt attached to a bodice or jacket.
Obsolete. a peplos.
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How to use peplum in a sentence
Anyway, here she is next to the 45th president wearing a crimson red peplum dress blazed with the GOP’s phrase of the moment.Lauren Boebert’s ‘Let’s Go Brandon’ Dress Screams Prom Villain | Alaina Demopoulos | November 5, 2021 | The Daily Beast
She wears a green peplum dress, long dangling earrings and a giant brooch.Meet Lanvin’s Unlikely New Face, Jacquie Tajah Murdock | Isabel Wilkinson | July 19, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
peplum, pep′lum, n. an upper robe worn by women in ancient Greece.
She was dressed in a black tunic of her own invention, a combination of the Greek peplum and the Japanese kimono.The Enemies of Women | Vicente Blasco Ibez
At the end of the room stood now a huge archaic Nik, with outstretched peplum and soaring wings.Elizabeth's Campaign | Mrs. Humphrey Ward
British Dictionary definitions for peplum
a flared ruffle attached to the waist of a jacket, bodice, etc
a variant of peplos
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