The peplum (often referred to as trumpet hem) hem skirt was first introduced in the 1900’s. The fit is typically tight over the hips (much like a pencil skirt) and flared like a trumpet down to the hem. In it’s early stages the peplum hem skirt was extremely long. As the evolution of fashion advanced, designers began experimenting with their designs and producing variations of the peplum hem skirt.
The peplum hem was made popular by pin-up girls in the 1940’s. According to Ann Keileigh Elyne, “pin-up girls wear styles that accentuate their assets, bring out their sexual appeal, and make them look gorgeous, fun, and elegant all at the same time”.
Recently Jennifer Hudson was spotted at WE Day, a charity event in London rocking an updated peplum hem skirt by Dolce & Gabbana ($995) J Brand shirt ($90), Ric Owens coat ($1,800) and Christian Louboutin heels ($900).
Like Hudson’s look? Check the fashion scoop on how to get her look for less.
1. Skirt: Chic Star $59 (up to size 3x)
2. Jacket: Yours Clothing $56
3. Shirt: Mossimo Target $12
4. Shoes: Jessica Simpson $60
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