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Fashion of Thursday, 27 December 2012

Source: Kehinde Falode

PENCIL SKIRTS: Trendy & Simple

JUST because you aren’t going to the office doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider wearing a pencil skirt.

What I really love about this type of skirt is that it’s flexible enough to team up with most types of tops and shoes. Especially a simple black pencil skirt which can be worn as part of a conservative office work outfit or for parties – or with your casual denim shirt!

You can dress it up for work or parties, or dress it down for casual everyday wear. Just put on your sophisticated dress shirt at daytime and take it off and put on a slouchy tee later that evening. It has (almost) everything you can ever wish in a skirt, and that’s why I consider a pencil skirt to be one of your most important wardrobe essentials.

It suits most body shapes. However, if you have a pear or hourglass shape you must be careful with how you style it for formal occasions because of the tapered hemline. No matter how luscious your curves are it might not be appropriate for the occasion. My tip is to try to balance it out by adding more volume to your upper part with a bright or light-coloured blouse and add an extra inch to your shoe wear. It can really accentuate your curves.

*If you want your hips and legs to appear leaner, go for a pencil skirt with two darts in the front.

*If you’re wearing a high waist skirt or a skirt with a thick waistband, then you should tuck it in as it complements the look a lot better than wearing it that way.

*If you want to conceal your tummy – look for skirts with a wide waistband to help tuck in a larger part of your stomach. If you wear the top like that, it will give a completely different feel to your skirt outfit.

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