How to Wear a Pencil Skirt
You’ve probably heard the word ‘pencil skirt’ a hundred times over the last year, and for good reason: the straight and narrow cut skirt that is one of the most elegant and ladylike garments a woman can own, and if styled right, it’s also flattering on most figures. Another pro is that it’s a versatile garment which transcends seasons. Layer up with a chunky sweater and ankle boots for the cool months, or wear a sleeveless peplum or a pretty lace blouse during the warmer months.
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Wear it With a Classic Blouse
Pencil skirts can be worn in different ways and lend themselves well to a variety of settings; it’s certainly not just a garment that is reserved for workwear. One of the best ways to style a pencil skirt is with a classic blouse. For a more casual ensemble pick a lace or silk blouse, while a button-down will look classic and chic as formal attire.
Don’t be Afraid to go Bold
If your tummy is a problem area always opt for a solid colour (this will help to disguise any lumps or bumps), otherwise don’t be afraid to go bold. Try out some of the season’s hottest prints, opt for bright colours and vivid patterns. The style is long and slimming enough to pull off prints and block colours.
Wear it With Co-ords
Co-ords look good as both casual and formal wear and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. For this matchy-matchy trend try to pick a print or a colour that can be mixed and matched with other parts of your wardrobe.
Remember that for the look to work, you need to love both parts of the outfit and to be comfortable in them. If the set calls for a crop top and a pencil skirt and you are not comfortable with baring your midriff then don’t buy it. Instead, choose a co-ord that flatters your silhouette and gives you confidence.
Wear it With Heels
When wearing a pencil skirt all eyes are on your calves. To elongate them and make them look even more fabulous, you should always style the skirt with a killer pair of heels.
Wear it With a Belt
Belts are a great way to accentuate your figure and highlight a small waist. If you wish to further define your waist, be sure to tuck in your blouse. Another major pro about belting your pencil skirt is that it creates the highly sought-after hourglass figure.
Fit and length are the two most important aspects and you should never choose a skirt that is too tight (it looks tacky and it will be incredibly uncomfortable). If the skirt bunches or makes horizontal lines at the hips then you know it’s too small. As for length, a pencil skirt should fall around the knees, or just over, ensuring that the skirt draws attention to the slimmest part of your legs.
Whether you’re choosing to go bold, sticking to a monochromatic colour scheme or playing matchy-matchy, one thing is certain, a pencil skirt is a wardrobe staple and a design that will last you for seasons to come.
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