Confidence begins with embracing yourself, and embracing ones curves is best way to show confidence in fashion. When I think about the pencil skirt, I very often envision a sexy, chic skirt that hugs your hips, and highlights your natural contour. It can be a very powerful look and shows that you are a confident woman by focusing on your curves.
If you are going to break out the pencil skirt, do it properly. Don’t just combine it with some pumps, a blouse and a blazer… be more creative.
I have a couple of pencil skirts and I always try to wear them in different, unique ways. Never be rigid with your style.
As I first mentioned, to wear a pencil skirt is to embrace your body:
tight=showing off your behind
If you are more petite, you will most likely need to add heels. I would stay away from booties. You don’t want your legs to be cut at your ankles. Better to show your ankles, so it elongates your silhouette.
Here are a couple more tips to give your pencil skirt a more casual/ unexpected look.
-Choose a loud one! Pick one with patterns, fabrics like jersey, leather, lace and bolder colors will definitely makes it less formal. However, if you have more curves at your bottom you will want to stay away from big prints.
– Try to wear sneakers with it. It will definitely make the look more urban.
-Tee shirt, denim shirts and other jackets other than blazers are great options to look more modern.
The last question is do I tuck in my top or leave it out?
Tucked in if:
-You want to look more polished.
-Tucking your top will make you look longer. If you are a petite or have a small torso, pick a top that is in the same family color as your skirt so your proportions will look more balanced.
-If you have a long torso, choose a top that contrast with your skirt so it “cuts” your bust and make it look shorter.
Tucked out if:
-If you want to look casual.
-If you choose a long top/sweater I would recommend to wear heels because your silhouette will be unbalanced (longer portion on top than bottom). You want to look taller so don’t let the top overwhelm your look.
Hope this helped and that I motivated you to be more adventurous with your pencil skirt!