Monday, November 17, 2008

The Pencil Skirt

If you venture back in fashion time (think Marty McFly, only you're driving a prius), you will find that the pencil skirt is a tried and true staple of the woman's wardrobe. Anything that has stuck around since the fifties must have some merit! The simple explanation for this phenomenon is that this style skirt truly does work on most body types and creates a flattering silhouette.

As I have repeatedly said, accentuating the smaller parts of your body is a great concept... Obviously! Moderately high waisted garments are very complimentary to the "real woman's" body. This means, don't have the waist line just below your chest, think more like your belly button. The straight skirt hugs your curves in all of the right places accentuating your feminitity. Women should have a heiny so show it off:)

There are two important factors to make this style work. First is to have it hemmed to the appropriate length. As this skirt shows, the hem should be just above your knee otherwise you are actually shortening and fattening your bottom half. Uh, not the look you are going for ladies! Second, the fabric should be a denser material, it might even have some elasticity to it. This allows the skirt to hug your curves accentuating the positive rather than showing off any possible, um, let's be real here... cellulite. Ug, the unforgivable word!

As this particular look shows, the pencil skirt is great for day into evening and can be perfect for your next big meeting or dinner party. Throw on a bold statment necklace and look like the MILF (or MILF in training) you have always wanted to be.

Banana Republic Silvered Tweed Pencil Skirt


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