Well, Tuesdays’ Lust List was received with a raised eyebrow & a derisive shake of the head by Mr R.
My spidey senses are picking up, that he was not overly impressed with my extravagant taste levels!
He need not worry, as I have found one thing that will not be turning up on a lust list anytime soon, and that is any item of clothing which happens to have a peplum attached to it.
Is it just me, or does anyone else have a problem with wearing them?
A quick history lesson – The peplum first made an appearance in the late 1930’s, before rationing took hold, and when fabric was freely available. It quickly disappeared during the war only to re-emerge, with a flourish, in the form of such glorious pieces as The Bar Jacket by Christian Dior. This heralded The New Look era.
As is the way with trends, the peplum stuck around for a while, then vanished, returning a few decades later. The 1980’s saw the 2nd coming of the peplum.
Once again, the peplum is enjoying a revival. It’s been around for a few seasons now, but shows no signs of disappearing. S/S ’13 still had a fair few of them knocking around.
I can, hand on heart, say that I have tried really hard to get along with them, but they just don’t suit me!!
I am aware that in the world of fashion, all peplums are not created equal.
Some are fuller and suit a more boyish figure, creating curves, where there are none. Others are slightly less fluted, falling gently over the hips of a fuller figure, giving a sexy, Jessica Rabbit appearance.
This being the case, there should be a peplum for everyone…so where the hell is mine?
I have searched high and low and, as yet, the perfect peplum for me has been very elusive.
To prove my point, here I am managing to annihilate, what is probably, a very nice, French Connection, peplum top.
“My God, Kat your boobs look huge in that!”. Was my sisters immediate response upon seeing this oh so flattering picture.
Give her her due, she does have a point. This is definitely not working for me!
The problem is that I have, either a very long body or incredibly large boobs, or a mixture of the two!
The waist seam, annoyingly, never, ever ends up on my waist, but usually hovers 3cm above it. The result look is that of an empireline dress/ top that has gone very drastically wrong.
I am quite obviously a freak of nature, who will have to accept that this is a trend I shall not be partaking in.
Make me feel better…Does anyone else share the same problem, or is there a trend/ item of clothing that try as you may just won’t work for you?
Until next time!