The pencil skirt has the main feature, the simplicity hidden in its structure, being a tube with variable lengths. This very clever simplicity was a creation of Christian Dior in the 1950s, as an alternative to the skirts that made up the New Look, which had yards of fabric. Dior used the term H line for the skirt, which means in H-line, that is, exactly its structural form.
Since then, this iconic piece has settled into our wardrobe as an option for when we do not want to show many of our attributes, leaving only a sensuality implicit. The pencil skirt models are well fitted to the body and convey elegance and sobriety, so they fit perfectly into the work environment.
For being a model that excels in discretion, it can be used in a variety of ways, with a shirt, shirt, flowing blouse, belt, vest, jacket, blazer, leather jacket. For the feet, complete the look with sneaker, sandal, high heel, high heel is extremely welcome, even with cotton. Avoid very fair tops, always opt for looser models not to exaggerate in “everything very fair”.
The garment can be found in fabrics like elastane, tweed or twill, knit and leather is also an option. The elastane and mesh models are more comfortable and do not usually present the slit in the back, since the tweed and twill are more full bodied. The more traditional models have the slit, since the skirt is well adjusted and this opening facilitates the movement. One can also find the pencil skirt in two lengths, slightly above or below the knee.
The pencil skirt is best suited for women who have narrow hip because it creates curves, and is also suggestion for those who have inverted triangle and rectangle type bodies. The chubby ones should avoid the model, for these it is better that they opt for the evasé skirt that balances the silhouette. And the pencil skirt for maternity clicks pregnancy fashion.