In the 1940s, Christian Dior developed what he called the “H” skirt as a fashionable but appropriate office wear option for working women. However, the humble garment soon evolved into a sexy, statement making fashion item which allowed women to accentuate their tiny waists while highlighting the ampleness of their, er, booties! By the turn of the century, the pencil skirt too had evolved into one of the sexiest pieces of wardrobe for the working woman and the fashionista alike.
The flowing silhouettes of the maxi- and A-line skirts may have bumped the pencil skirt off the top position momentarily this past summer but the straighter line skirt is all set to make a grand comeback in Spring 2013. Judging by the dominant looks presented by designer on the runways across the world’s fashion capitals, the pencil skirt would be a must-have for the S/S ’13 season and you would be able to wear it almost anywhere.
For the office going gal, the pencil skirt as usual would be best paired with a plain, solid color blouse. To play the look up a bit, one can opt for a simple peplum jacket. The formal-yet-playful look can also be achieved to perfection using a solid color, full-sleeve cashmere sweater with a very deep V-neck worn over a contrasting blouse. For a more casual day looks, the humble pencil skirt (in a brighter color) can be paired with sweatshirts, oversized, off-shoulder sweaters and even fitted cardigans for a more retro-inspired effect.
Of course, one would have to opt for an embellished pencil skirt to make it work for a cocktail event or a night out on town. Top options for the dressier pencil skirt range from frilly, sequined numbers to more fitted tanks with a daring neckline. One can also spice things up by trying on pencil skirts in a number of colors, textures and prints to add a hint of spark to any occasion.
Via: Fab Sugar