pep·lum(pplm) 1. A short overskirt or ruffle attached at the waistline of a jacket, blouse, or dress.

Okay, so in case you’ve been asleep in your matzo ball soup, you probably noticed a trend with some incredibly chic celebrities.  These lovely ladies have been sporting a little something that probably made you think, “Hm… I’ve seen that before.  But where?”  Well, I’ll tell ya where:

In case you were born after 1989, those are The Jetsons.  They are what we were supposed to be right now.  Anyway, the peplum actually gained popularity back in the 19th century.  And lo and behold, what’s old is new again (fashion is cyclical if you haven’t caught on just yet).  So what do you think about this stylistic accoutrement?

Jetson, you’re fired!