The 1940s peplum trend is having a revival this season.
A peplum is a ruffled detail attached to the waist area of a blouse or dress. The purpose is to add volume to a narrow frame or exaggerate a curvy figure.
There are two types of peplums and each one compliments a specific body type.
The first one is flared and has more structure. It is well-suited for a boy-shaped figure. It emphasizes the waist and creates a curvy silhouette.
The second type is a fitted peplum. The flounce is soft and flowy, making it an ideal choice for a voluptuous woman.
Feminine and flattering, a peplum adds a little frill and fun to summer dressing.
Ivy Parnasius owns Pollux Clothing Co. stores in Grand Junction, 321 Main St., and in Montrose, 433 Main St. Call her at 242-8050 (252-1770 in Montrose) or go to http://www.polluxshop.com.