April 27, 2021 2 min read
A lot of people shy away from wearing pencil skirts because they can't figure out how to style it. But if you pass over a Pencil Skirt, you'll be sorry. They are some of the most flattering and classy pieces you can have in your wardrobe. Seriously, they are as comfortable as leggings, yet so dressy!! So lets dig in so you can find the best fit for you,
A pencil skirt tends to be most flattering when it ends around the knees. It can be slightly above or below but not much shorter. If you are petite, we recommend a hemline just above the knee. Either way, your skirt should be fitted around the waist and skim over the hips.
If you're an hourglass (curvy with a well-defined waist) you will look fantastic in pencil skirts, no matter what size you are. Yes ladies, even plus girls!! It's time to embrace your curves and watch all the compliments fly in.
The most flattering and best fitting styles will be high waisted. Wearing your skirt on your high waist is paramount. To find out where your high waist is, stand in front of a mirror and expose your stomach. Put your hands on your hips and bend to the side, keeping your front facing the mirror. That bend is where you want to put your waistband!! It will feel unnatural at first having your skirt so high but when you finish dressing you will see why its the BEST spot.
Now, if your waistband of your pencil skirt feels as though it's digging into you, it's too tight. If horizontal wrinkles form in the skirt across the hips when you're standing up, it's too tight. The fit should be tight but not completely clinging. and you should be able to sit in the skirt. If you can't, you need to adjust your size.
Underwear for pencil skirts should be a high waisted, no show seamless thong or thong bodysuit to avoid VPL (Visual Panty Lines) at all times. Tucking in shirts or tops can create an unsightly mess under the skirt, so tucking must be kept to a minimum. I suggest if you are a tucker, do a slight front tuck as it looks adorable and super sexy!!
So lets talk about tops that pair well with pencil skirts. If you are covering a tummy, you want something that gathers in front. Maybe a front knot top, or a flowy wrap style top. If you are hourglass, wear a peplum top or a tighter top. However, if you are trying to balance your curvy bottom, adding a simple jacket or blazer works wonders.
I know most people shy away from Pencil Skirts, but I hope you will give it a try. When it fits correctly, it is one of the most flattering styles beside A line skirts. Trust me.
Skirts are the most flattering when they fit the lower body without clinging to every curve. Whether a skirt is an A-line or a slim, pencil skirt, the fabric should never pucker on the body.
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