Friday, October 24th, 2014

How to Wear the Pencil Skirt

By Sheila Dicks

The pencil skirt is HOT for spring. If there’s one great thing about the pencil skirt it’s that it’s classic  and always stylish. It is also flattering for most body types  and can be worn in many different ways. Depending on the material and what it’s paired with it can be worn to an elegant event or to a day at the beach.

As you know we are all unique in colouring, body type, fashion personality, etc. which means there is not one look (using the pencil skirt) that will be fantastic for everyone.  I’m all about creating the best look so each of these styles look best on the types I have identified.


Date Night

This is a great date night outfit for the classic or romantic fashion personality! This look is best on women who have a hourglass or rectangle body shape and have dark clear colouring. This outfit is best for a dinner date and will win you brownie points because the colour red is synonymous with passion and you’ll get the chance to show off your curves without being revealing. No matter what your colouring there is a red that is just right for you.

Professional Dress

The pencil skirt in a professional look! This look is most flattering for women with warm colouring who have a sporty or classic fashion personality and a rectangle or hourglass body shape.

Casual Day

This is the pencil skirt in a casual look. The flats, denim, jewelry and tote make it casual. This style is best suited for a dramatic fashion personality who has an oval, hourglass, or triangle body shape.

An Evening of Elegance

This example looks best on a  woman who has a romantic fashion personality. She is light and warm in colour temperature and has a rectangle or hourglass body shape.

Have you ever noticed that when you go to an evening event almost every female in the room is wearing black? Why? It’s easy, it’s slimming and the stores have lots of black. What most women don’t know is choosing a different colour or neutral – one of their best colours will not only create a slimming look they will look stunning because they are wearing a colour that suits their hair, eye and skin tone. This look can be recreated using most any colour. The choice is yours.