Caution : This style is for women who believe that if you got them flaunt them. If you believe in conservative dressing then this style is not for you at all.
Think Joan Holloway from Mad Men and that 50′s style. How sexy is she!! She actually made women re – think their body shape and became a style icon. Its sexy to be curvy. Yaaayyyy!
Pencil skirts have been a style statement since 1940′s. Introduced by Christian Dior , women quickly & happily embraced this curvy fashion statement because it was a welcome change from the long shapeless gowns and covered legs.
It was then worn as a suit ensemble with jackets but over the years the style got re defined and now women wear it in different ways.
I personally feel that this style looks very good on curvy bodies cos it adds that oomph to your look and makes you feel sexy. You don’t agree with me?? See for yourself
Who do you think is looking better , the skinny Kim Raver or all these other girls.
Kim Kardashian is one person who makes me believe that if you have the style & the attitude you can rock anything. I am sure you all pretty much have guessed that I am a big fan of her style.
Christina Hendricks actually made men go mad and was voted the sexiest women in 2008. America Ferrera looks slim in this 40′s inspired silhouette.
I feel that if you have the right assets, you have the ammunition to go Bootylicious in this style.
So yes all you curvy women out there you can wear it without worrying about your shape. It is a universal style loved by all. It adds curves to a slender/ boyish figure and accentuates a curvy figure giving it an hourglass shape.
However I would not recommend it for Apple shaped figure where the waist is the biggest part of your body. Please stay away from this style
Pencil skirt is not a regular skirt. It is meant to be slightly figure hugging and it narrows down at the bottom so ensure that when you buy a PENCIL skirt, thats what you buy. The length however can vary depending on your comfort or what you prefer.
A classic pencil skirt is meant to be slightly below the knees and actually skims through you body. And let me warn you it is actually hard to walk in a pencil skirt so unless you are very comfortable don’t make a fool of yourself especially in the office
My Tip : Don’t go too below your knees. You will end up looking short and fat. Also don’t wear it too high on the waist unless you are waif thin. You definitely don’t want it to act as a Push Up Bra. The perfect fit should sit right around your natural waist
The 3 lengths of a pencil skirt that are work wearable.
|Different lengths of a Pencil skirt
You can try any of these lengths depending on what looks good on you. The idea is to make your legs look long so if you are short (less than 5’5″) then go for the ones that are little above your knees. Whatever length you decide always, always wear it with heels and ensure they are tapering at the bottom to look your best.
The best way to wear them to work is with a classic tucked in shirt or blouse look.
Add a belt and heels and you are good to go. Personally I would unbutton the shirt a little maybe about 2 buttons. That looks very sexy. I cannot button up my shirt till the top, makes me claustrophobic.
A little high on the waist but if you have the figure for it.
Wear Black with Black and add some color with a bright shoe or go classic Black & white with Nude shoes
Wear it with a silk blouse for evening or a printed shirt
with sleeveless shirts
But if you aren’t too comfortable with tucked in look and want to be a little conservative then wear them with slim fit shirts but pls ensure that your shirt fits right i.e cinches around the waist and the skirt is well tailored otherwise it will not look good at all. Throw in a vest or a jacket to make this look interesting. Ofcourse, don’t forget heels
The other way to wear this skirt is with Peplum tops. It looks very cool provided you get the right Peplum top to wear over it. Peplum has an ability to make you look wide so its very important that your skirt is well tailored.
Go Retro with a twist
One of the best and the most elegant ways to wear Pencil skirts is as a skirt suit. That’s how women used to wear it way back in 40s & 50s. Its the vintage style.
This style is best worn by none other than Kate Middleton. I love her skirt suits and she makes them look so elegant & Royal.
One celebrity who wears Pencil skirts very often is Angelina Jolie. Check out her different looks to draw some more inspiration
This woman loves her Pencil Skirts
Pick a fabric which is seasonally appropriate eg. for winters go with heavy knits or wool blends and in summers go for light knit or synthetic blends that don’t wrinkle easily. Black or Grey is the safest bet but these are available in various styles/colors. Choose the one best suited for you.
Now isn’t this a sexy yet very wearable workwear. Tone it down as per your work environment and you are sure to make a statement.
You can find them in Express, Limited, Bebe, Forever 21, H&M, Bombay High, Van Heusen.
So wear it and tell me how u felt about it.
Have a good day.