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peplum

pep·lum

peplum

 
pronunciation:
pe plm
part of speech: noun
inflections: pepla, peplums
definition: a flounce or flared piece sewn to the waist of a dress, blouse, or coat, that extends to and encircles the hips.
The severity of the padded shoulders on women's jackets of the 1940s was mitigated somewhat by the peplum.