One of the big trends this season is the peplum, available at every price range. Working in fashion women have continually asked me the same question: “What is a peplum?” Those that follow the history of fashion know the peplum actually started in the late 1940′s & early 1950′s. A peplum is simply a short or long flared, gathered, or pleated strip of fabric attached at the waistline of a woman’s jacket, dress, or blouse. If you watched this years Oscar’s you saw Michelle Williams wearing a beautiful red gown by designer Louis Vuitton, with a peplum around the waistline. I think the peplum is super cute and fun, also what a great way to showcase your waistline and curves!