Pencil skirts: trends
Christened by none other than French couturier Christian Dior in the 40s, the pencil skirt became a part of his “New Look” together with padded shoulders and tight waists, and today the knee-length pencil skirt remains the very definition of elegance. Since the 70s, it has been a favourite of French fashion icons in denim, leather and wool and represents the pinnacle of ladylike attire.
What to wear with pencil skirts
No other skirt design is more suitable for an elegant office look than the classic pencil skirt. After all, the black pencil skirt and white blouse is not written in fashion history as the legendary secretary look for nothing. Today it looks amazing with slim-fitting cashmere polo neck jumpers and feminine blouse tops. But it is also a welcome addition to layering looks with long tops and oversized knitwear.
Exclusive fashion tip
The best thing about pencil skirts: they suit every figure type. A pencil skirt with the focus on the waist can give androgynous women who are less curvy a more sensual look, while for more feminine figure types it elongates the figure and elegantly conceals small problem areas. But watch out: feminine curves need high heels, otherwise the slimming effect will fizzle out fast.