In fashion, there are always a lot of comebacks and revivals. However, it’s quite special that the pencil skirt belongs to one of the most seen trends for this spring/summer season. Since its first appearance back in the 50s, the tight skirt is rather seen as uptight instead of cool and stylish. Nevertheless, the new approaches from several designers prove that the pencil skirt can actually be very versatile. Therefore, today’s Trendy Tuesday post shows two outfits with three different skirt variations.
The Pencil Skirt à la Christian Dior & Demna Gvasalia
Whether you think of Marilyn Monroe or Grace Kelly – with her looks they definitely influenced the story of the pencil skirt. After Christian Dior introduced his different silhouettes, the era of the H-line was just about to start. For the next few years, the tight skirt belonged to every wardrobe of course. The credo was: a pencil skirt (mostly made out of tweed) combined with a chic shirt and a pearl necklace. In the following decades however, the pencil skirt slowly moved from the everyday wardrobe to a more business orientated style. Nonetheless, it has never lost its stuffy mood – until now. If you look at the spring/summer collections from Gucci, Vetements or Alexander MxQueen, you notice the different facets of the newly interpreted pencil skirt. Well, this comes in as a motivation to style those trendy classics in all kinds of possibilities.
Focus on Versatility
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So what’s the secret that makes the pencil skirt look so effortlessly cool? One decisive point is the actual cut of the skirts. Looking at Marc Jacobs or Miuccia Prada, it’s visible that they wanted the silhouettes not to be completely tight but more comfortable instead. Moreover, it’s all about the materials and prints. The designs made out of denim, silk or vinyl elevate the classic into a real eye-catcher. Since the pencil skirt still keeps its simple mood, it’s easy to adapt it to different styles and occasions. Maybe you pair it with a bold pair of socks, a statement T-Shirt or an extravagant makeup. Ultimately, the last step is to choose one of the various pencil skirt variations. Apparently, there is a great range of designs and styling options, which are all worth a try.