Key Trends 4 - Pencil Skirts
Iconic designer Tom Ford said "A pencil skirt is both empowering and extremely sexy" and therein lies it's dichotomous nature. No item in a women's wardrobe sends out more mixed signals than the classic pencil skirt. In one instant it's provocative and in the next it's chic and strictly business. With this season's higher waistlines and knee grazing, fluted hemlines, women of all ages and silhouettes can slip elegantly into this shape for any occasion, day or night. Seek inspiration from Marilyn Monroe's irresistible curves in "Some like it Hot"
Body Shape Tip: If you tend to carry weight on your thighs and bottom, ensure that your pencil skirt is made with a heavier material to give that area support. Also avoid a pencil skirt that tapers in at the bottom. Favour those skirts that have a slight fluted hem to balance your proportions. A hemline, which hits just on, or just below, the knee, is the most universally flattering length.