Monday, October 9, 2023

Feminin Differential - Denim Pencil Skirt 2.0


Walmart - Slim Fit Rayon Knee Length Back Slit Denim Jean Pencil Skirt
Macys - CeCe Women's Printed Square-Neck Puff-Sleeve Knit Top

I have written posts on the pencil skirt and denim skirt before - Wearing A Denim Skirt After 40  and The Feminine Differential - The Pencil Skirt  I must admit that this is my favorite skirt to wear with the combination of denim and pencil cut / hemline. The BodyCon Site give this insight into the pencil skirt:

Pencil skirts are considered a timeless and classic wardrobe staple because they are so versatile and offer a flattering silhouette. The design of a classic pencil skirt is simple yet elegant, with a fitted waist and narrow hemline that falls just below the knee. This silhouette enhances your curves while also creating a streamlined and polished look. [super feminine]

Pencil skirts have stood the test of time in the fashion industry. They were first introduced in the 1950s and have remained a popular fashion item ever since. Many fashion icons, including Audrey Hepburn, Kim Kardashian and Marilyn Monroe, have donned pencil skirts, cementing their status as a classic and iconic wardrobe staple. 

Long Flare Denim Skirt

According to WikiHow the pencil skirt is good if you have curves. "If you have an hourglass figure, you should show off your curves with a pencil skirt." My petite figure does match that.  Be sure to see their other great skirt style suggestions.

So many of my denim skirts do not have the true "Pencil" look. I do have a-line and straight skirts which almost make the look, but not perfect. My latest addition is Amazon's "Floerns Women's Casual High Waist Raw Hem Bodycon Pencil Denim Skirt" - $31.99. It has a true pencil trim cut and is an elastic denim fabric that is a tight fit. A keeper.   I did not care for the raw hem so had my seamstress give it a standard hem without shortening it much. It was already above the knee. This order was for the "Blue Plain" color. I did order the sister "White" matching skirt (different description) but returned it because the quality was inferior to the original skirt.

Still not giving up on a white denim pencil skirt, I found another at Walmart online. "A2Y Women's Slim Fit Rayon Knee Length Back Slit Denim Jean Pencil Skirt White". it is $30.99 and had free shipping.  That is the skirt in the fashion layout above. 

What works best for you?  Although I do wear jeans and pants more than skirts I want to appear stylish in a skirt and the timeless pencil skirt is just that.   


1 comment:

  1. I have always loved pencil skirts


    Paula G