Since the 1950s, the pencil skirt has become one of the most essential items in any woman’s wardrobe. This staple piece can be worn year-round and goes with almost anything, whether you’re looking to keep things glam or more casual. This style of skirt is unique because it accentuates your natural curves while simultaneously minimizing them at the same time. With some creative thinking and strategic dressing techniques, you can successfully incorporate a pencil skirt into your everyday wardrobe. If you are unsure about how to incorporate this trendy piece into your wardrobe, we’ve got you covered with our top tips on how to wear a pencil skirt.
Enhancing your silhouette
A pencil skirt is a slim fitting skirt with a narrow cut, and often a knee-length hem. Pencil skirts are form-fitting, and can enhance your natural curves. For those of you with and without natural curves, we recommend using shapewear to help sculpt your body and achieve a more feminine silhouette. For example, for a more curvy crossdresser cinching padded panties is ideal if you are looking to control your waistline while boosting your butt. For our more slender ladies, padded panties are perfect for anyone wishing to enhance their hips and butt for a more full feminine silhouette. Make sure to experiment with the length and height of your pencil skirt. For a more tall and lean look, choose a high waisted pencil skirt. This will give the illusion of a smaller waist and longer legs. It is important to play around with your clothes and undergarments in order to achieve your desired look!
Dress it up or down
Pencil skirts come in all different shapes and sizes. They can vary in color, texture, pattern, and length. They are a reliable piece of clothing and can be worn for practically every occasion from a day at work to a night out. If a more casual look is what you are going for we recommend dressing down a pencil skirt with a close toed flat shoe and a loose fitting top. Try to pair it with more “casual” textures like cotton and denim. For a more dressy look try a pair of heels, pantyhose and accessories with some jewelry. If you are feeling daring try a pencil skirt with a sexy slit down the side, not only is this stylish but it will give the illusion of leaner and longer legs. In general, when creating an outfit you want to choose one focal point. It is important to note that the focal point of your outfit will be the part of your body that will draw the most attention. So, if you want to draw attention to your lower curves wear a boldly colored or patterned pencil skirt, but remember to pair it with a simple top to balance out the look.
Show off your legs
A pencil skirt gives you the perfect opportunity to show off your legs as they are typically worn at or above the knee. If you want to flaunt your legs and calf muscles we recommend wearing some high heels. Depending on the look you are going for you can wear stilettos, pumps, or ankle strap heels. Stilettos and pumps will help elongate the legs, while an ankle strap heel can make legs appear shorter which might be best suited for taller wearers. For those of you who would like to show a little less leg, you can opt for a longer pencil skirt or as previously mentioned pair it with some pantyhose.
Pair it with a button-up blouse
The next time you’re wearing a pencil skirt, you can use it as an opportunity to try out a new, more stylish look. A fitted button-up blouse is a great way to dress up a pencil skirt. To maximize a feminine shape choose a blouse with ruched detailing in the bust. The added layer of a blouse adds structure and sophistication to the skirt. For a more seductive look you can always leave a few buttons undone to create a v-shaped neckline. This kind of a neckline can create angles that are more slimming and elongate the torso. For a more chic and snatched look try tucking in your blouse.
A pencil skirt is a great investment, and can be worn in many different ways. The versatile garment can be paired with different shoes, tops and accessories to achieve your desired look. If you want to elongate your figure try pairing a pencil skirt with some stilettos and a tucked in button up blouse. If you want a more feminine silhouette play around with some shapewear to achieve your desired feminine frame. A pencil skirt can be styled in a variety of different ways, and it’s a great piece to add to any wardrobe.
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