The Pencil Skirt
Woman’s best friend, her dog
Hi Everyone, today’s post features the classic pencil skirt which is a slim fitting skirt with a straight, narrow cut. It can fall at the knee or slightly below and be considered as business casual. Also, it can provide a slimming silhouette as well as an elegant elongated look depending on the length. The first pencil skirt was designed by Christian Dior as part of his “H-Line” collection of 1954. Since the mid 50’s, the pencil skirt has become an essential element of the working wardrobe with the hemline rising and lowering depending on the prevailing fashion. http://blog.everlasting-star.net/2018/01/fashion-and-beauty/marilyn-brings-back-the-pencil-skirt/ It usually has a vent at the back since its slim shape can restrict movement. The classic shoes to wear with a pencil skirt is the pump with sheer stockings. Back-seamed hosiery recalls the classic pencil skirt era of the 1950’s, and I do have back-seamed hosiery in my wardrobe but have not ventured out with them yet. Maybe that will be a future post if I’m adventurous. https://www.viennemilano.com/blog/back-seam My dog, Bailey, has been my faithful companion for many years and loves posing for the camera. She rarely leaves my side when I’m home and redefines the term “faithful companion.”
I am going to show three different pencil skirts and they all fall at the knee and have a pattern which include paisley, herringbone and plaid. I am wearing them with jackets and blouses I have worn before and posted on my blog. The long denim jacket has literally been my go-to jacket this fall. I must thank Stylin’ Granny Mama http://stylingrannymama.com/fashionblog/2018/9/12/fall-collaboration-with-ethyl-clothing for the inspiration.Do you like the long denim jacket or the shorter denim jacket better with this skirt?
I wore this burgundy jacket in my previous post–it is very versatile and the perfect weight and warmth for this time of year.
What I wore:
Colorful paisley skirt: Merona, thrifted
Herringbone skirt: Talbots, thrifted
Brown plaid skirt: LL Bean, thrifted
Cream silk blouse: Anna and Frank, eBay
Black pointed toe leather pumps: Sofft Shoes, Macy’s
Pearl statement necklace: eBay
I also thank Bettye of Fashion Schlub for inspiring and encouraging me to continue with my blog. I highly recommend her blog at https://fashionschlub.com/
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