September 4, 2015
The Pencil Skirt – two words, curves and confidence.
1950’s fashion was a time of opposites and nothing makes that point as much as the drastic difference between full and sheath skirts. Fitted sheath skirts were called hobble or pencil skirts during the ‘50s because they were so tight that they were difficult to walk in. Skirts that ended at the knee were a bit easier to walk in. – Vintage Dancer
The classic modern pencil skirt, was first introduced by renowned fashion designer Christian Dior in his 1954 Autumn Winter collection.
It has since then become that essential garment that is associated or considered as ‘professional’ or ‘feminine’ and worn by all types of women regardless of shape or size. It is that one common piece of clothing you have with your work colleagues, particularly if you work in a corporate or professional business environment.
Recently however, trend has it that this timeless staple can easily take you from day to night by simply changing up accessories, your shoes and your carrier. Trend also has it that this skirt can be adapted in so many different ways and the added bonus is that you can find it in various fabrics too (think Herve Leger with the bondage trend), so no matter your shape or size, there is pencil skirt just for you simply finish the look off with a little sass, hence the title of this entry “curves & confindence”, this pair simply can’t live without the other. In this day in age we the likes of Kim Kardashian-West, Beyonce and J.Lo to thank for paving the way forward with their curvaceous bodies. This garment has morphed into an all-star item for your closet, fit for every season and almost every occasion.
For this shoot, I decided to finally pull out my COAST floral printed pencil skirt, paired with a simple navy crop and my comfy (over-used) nude pumps. For simple final touches, i accessorized with random custom jewelry and my favorite Anne Klein watch (s/o to my boyfriend for his good taste in time pieces).
I must admit that my style right now is extremely girly, which is why this was such an easy post, BUT I do have my grunge days. I guess you will just have to stay tuned and click your way back here again real soon.
If you’re a returning visitor, thank you for being a part of this style journey, this pic is just for you!!!