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Thursday, May 22, 2014

How To Wear Pencil Skirts





What do you think of when you hear the words ‘pencil skirt’? Marilyn Monroe smouldering in a tight-fitting one, teamed with an even more figure-hugging sweater? Rizzo from Grease showing Sandy that tight, not flared, is the way to go if you want to look cool? Or maybe Kelly Brook in her latest ‘flaunt those curves’ outfit?
Whatever springs to mind, the image that appears is always going to be a seriously sexy, glamorous and grown-up one. But before you think ‘OK, so not for me then,’ read on before you dismiss this fabulous feminine look.

Does My Bum Look Big In This?

Possibly, but that’s the whole point, silly! Pencil skirts were first created in the 1940s by Christian Dior, the iconic designer who knew how to design for women and their curves in an age when real women’s bodies were celebrated and admired, not ignored by high fashion designers only interested in teenage beanpole models. A pencil skirt is supposed to cling to all the right places, so as long as it doesn’t feel uncomfortable, you’re all set to get your wiggle on! Still in doubt? Bear in mind that the bootylicious owner of the world’s most famous bottom, Kim Kardashian is a big fan of the pencil skirt. Not only does this signature look show off her famous rear to fab effect, it also accentuates her womanly thighs. So go on, take a leaf out of Kim’s book and celebrate your curves!

Work It


Pencil skirts have always been part of the classic women’s formal skirt suit. So if you want to bring your skirt up to date wear it without the jacket for a fashion-forward, yet office appropriate look that’ll take you straight from your desk and out to dinner. Who said formal workwear has to be boring?

Nights out

Next time it’s date night, ditch the jeans in favour of a pencil skirt. It could be just the thing to put a little pizzazz back into your relationship! The good news is that this skirt shape is incredibly versatile, meaning you won’t need to break the bank buying new tops to match it. These Pencil Skirts from George come in a great range of denims, blacks and neutrals, meaning they’ll go with almost anything. And if it’s a really posh night out, why not treat yourself to a lovely lace one, to add an extra feminine touch to your new ladylike look? Light coloured and patterned ones are also an excellent choice for a wedding, christening or a day at the races.
Dressed Down

Pencil skirts make us picture red lipstick, heels and retro cardigans but if that feels a bit OTT to you, have a think about wearing them the modern way with a t-shirt or a plain grey sweatshirt and ankle boots. You’ll soon be the epitome of effortless ladylike cool.
So remember, next time you’re out and about, give this look a try. You’ll be surprised how flattering it is, especially as it usually has a nice high-waisted cut!
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4 comments

iheartwwe said...

I love wearing pencil skirts but don't really have many. I just think they look so good on anyone & can be worn anywhere :)

Sara Chergui said...

All these looks are gorgeous ! Love Beyoncé' shoes !
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Nicola Simmons said...

Blake looks so perfect here!! x

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Nicola Simmons said...

Blake looks so perfect here!! x

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