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5 Pencil Skirts Looks to Try Right Now

A pencil skirt is a wardrobe staple, and can be worn with everything from a matching jacket for a professional look to simple tees and blouses for a casual day out to a frilly top for a night out.

If you are someone who loves looking sexy and elegant, the pencil skirt is a great piece of clothing to dress up and down to any occasion.

1. Wear a Pencil Skirt with a Peplum Top

10 Fresh Ways to Wear a Pencil Skirt: Wear a Pencil Skirt with a Peplum Top
Virginie Ledoyen wears a pencil skirt to the Christian Dior fashion show. 
Photo Credit: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

One of the newest ways to wear the pencil skirt is with a peplum top or jacket. The belted silhouette makes your waist look tiny and plays up an hourglass shape, while the long pencil skirt gives you a slim, tall look. This look is perfect for creating a waist on a boyish figure or slimming a full waist. Either way, it's a chic and glamorous look that never goes out of style.

2. Colorblock with a Pencil Skirt

10 Fresh Ways to Wear a Pencil Skirt: Colorblock with a Pencil Skirt

Katharina Schuettler in pencil skirt - colorblocked. 
Photo Credit: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images

Colourblocking came into our fashion books last year. Try a skirt in one color, a top in another for a simple approach to colorblocking. Want to amp it up even more? Add shoes and bag in two more colors. The simple lines and classic shape of the pencil skirt let you experiment with it more than a funkier skirt, so it's perfect for mixing it up, colourwise.

3. The Casual Look

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For a more casual look, wear the pencil skirt with flats.  If you want to add some accessories, wear funky, bright jewelry. Avoid elegant pearls and diamonds. Another tip is to keep your legs bare, but if you want something to cover your legs, go for leggings.

4. Wear a Belt with a Pencil Skirt

10 Fresh Ways to Wear a Pencil Skirt: Wear a Belt with a Pencil Skirt

Aure Atika in belted pencil skirt. Photo Credit: Francois Durand/Getty Images

Tuck in your blouse and add a skinny belt over your pencil skirt like Aure Atika has done here. The addition of a belt brings the focus to your waist and makes it look tiny. Are you curvier? Wear your blouse out and belted over a pencil skirt instead. 

5. All Black Pencil Skirt


Wear an all- black ensemble comprising of black pencil skirt and fancy blouse for a night out.
Adele carries this look off amazingly with black heels.

Need more inspiration? Meghan Markle (Rachel Zane) and Sarah Rafferty (Donna) from Suits TV Series (one of my fave shows!) are super fashion icons when it comes to wearing pencil skirts and chic dresses.

Bet you can't wait to start shopping for pencil skirts now! 

Check out the pencil skirts on sale offers and shop to your heart’s content!


  1. I love all the styles here. Classic and elegant is my style hehe.

  2. I've always wondered why it's called pencil skirts.... Now looking at these options i finally understand why lolx... thanks for sharing but i think my butt too big to even sit in it lolx

  3. I wish to try pencil skirt but sadly I not able to carry them(not my style).

  4. i love seeing people put on pencil skirt, but i can never pull that look off! D:

  5. Adele Dress was superb! Not a fan of pencil skirt but definitely it makes our look looks mature and elegant =D

  6. I love pencil skirts but no confidence to wear them coz I am 5' tall. Plus I don't have long legs too. But again...I really should give it a try then see whether my mind has changed. Hehehe.

  7. That all black style totally inspires me. I should go shopping this weekend!

  8. I love pencil skirts, it very simple yet elegant to pair with blouse and jacket.

  9. this seems to be a new trend nowadays.. pencil skirt. looks very good though, and black goes well with everything!

  10. I love pencil skirt, it makes your leg looks longer, remember pair it with heels :)

  11. i need to shop for a pencil skirt co i really don't have one!

  12. Pencil skirts are always good for office look. Makes self look slim and also a not-too-serious and not-too-playful look.

  13. Gosh! I really love the pencil skirt, but too bad Im pretty petite. And I dont care haha! I still wear it and own a few in my wardrobe too

  14. I know nothing about fashion, but good to know this is in right now. Looks nice.

  15. Look so nice. But i have a big tummy. Not really suit for me. :(


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