How to Wear a Pencil Skirt? 3 Styles and Morphology Tips

The pencil skirt is a timeless essential of the feminine wardrobe. Flattering, glamorous and versatile, the pencil skirt can be worn as a work outfit or as an evening outfit, for a ceremony or an elegant everyday look. Combined with a blouse, a tank top or a sweater, the pencil skirt is an essential dress item in a woman's wardrobe, whatever her age. Its slim cut from the waist to the knees adds a touch of sophistication to your casual outfits. Discover our pencil skirt models and judicious advice to wear it well according to your body shape and accessorize it well according to your clothing style.

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Fine knit pencil skirt and matching sweater

This fine knit dressy set is the perfect combination of comfort and style. The pencil skirt has an elastic waist that allows you to move freely throughout the day while remaining stylish. The round neck sweater with pretty buttons at the cuffs adds an extra touch of sophistication, making it suitable for both formal and informal occasions. The skirt's pockets add a playful detail to your look.

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Ava white fine knit sweater and pencil skirt set - Les Petits Imprimés

Style tip: add a pair of ankle boots to your look, a nice blazer and a wide-brimmed hat. Highlight this beautiful two-piece set by styling it with a colorful scarf and some statement jewelry.

For an ultra chic look, wear the skirt and sweater together or mix them to get creative! With its timeless design, this two-piece set is sure to become your favorite outfit.

How to wear the pencil skirt with style?

1. Working girl in pencil skirt

A colorful long blazer suit jacket, a lace camisole or a satin tank top, a pencil skirt, pretty pumps, a beautiful leather handbag and presto! This is a trendy and sophisticated outfit.

Also think about the bodysuit: shirt bodysuit, lace bodysuit or close-fitting ribbed knit bodysuit, this underwear flatters your figure wonderfully and above all, it won't move all day. On your feet, swap your pumps and wedges for a pair of ballerinas, small canvas sneakers or white sneakers for a chic and casual look with ease.

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Elliot long blazer jacket - Les Petits Imprimés

Discover all our blazer jackets here and our light jackets here

If you opt for a plain pencil skirt, the t-shirt can be transformed into an elegant tropical tank top with thin straps to highlight your pretty bare shoulders.

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Lyan satin tank top - Les Petits Imprimés

2. Sophisticated in a pencil skirt

Iconic of glamorous feminine dressing, the pencil skirt is the emblem of a sophisticated, elegant and refined style. If you've decided to go all out, pair your fitted black pencil skirt with a lace top, an elegant satin top, a flowing blouse, etc. and a magnificent pair of pumps. Here are some ideas for sophisticated tops to go with your pencil skirt:

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Callie black openwork lace top with sleeveless stand-up collar - Les Petits Imprimés (available in 4 colors)

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Satin Tank Top - Gabrielle - Les Petits Imprimés

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Hélène white pussy-bow collar shirt - Les Petits Imprimés (available in three colors)

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Short Sleeve Shirt - Aurélia - Les Petits Imprimés

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Emy gray shirt body - Les Petits Imprimés (available in 4 colors)

3. Pencil skirt, sneakers and sweater: Street style 100% successful

If you're wondering how to wear a pencil skirt with sneakers for a casual chic look, it couldn't be easier! Opt for comfortable pencil skirts in fluid materials like jersey which leave you free to move (to run to catch the metro for example).

At the top, play with volume contrasts with an oversized wool sweater or sweatshirt.

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Charline oversized sweater and pencil skirt complement each other perfectly - Les Petits Imprimés

Pencil skirt and body shape

The pencil skirt hugs your curves, from the waist to your knees. Close to the body or even downright tight-fitting, it can accentuate small complexes such as a plump stomach or love handles. How to use the pencil skirt according to your figure.

Wear a pencil skirt if you are curvy

Don't worry: you can wear a pencil skirt if you have curves. Better yet: the pencil skirt is your glamorous asset to enhance your X or 8 body shape.

Choose a lined model cut from a thick material (avoid jersey and fine knit which hug the love handles too well). Underneath, opt for shaping lingerie such as high-waisted panties, a girdle or a slimming jumpsuit to avoid unsightly folds and streamline your curves.

The high-waisted skirt is made for you if you have generous hips: raising the level of your waist will lengthen your legs and therefore slim your silhouette.

Choosing the right pencil skirt if you are petite

If you are short, opt for a "short" model, that is to say just above the knee. A below-the-knee model will flatten your silhouette: you will appear even smaller and wider.

Criteria for finding the right pencil skirt if you are tall

If you are tall and thin, anything goes. A small downside, however, for women with a V-shaped silhouette (wide shoulders and very narrow hips): expand the volume of your silhouette at the stomach level to balance the volumes of your body. For example, peplum tops are perfect for you. Or a shirt/blouse worn loose.

Good to know with the pencil skirt

Avoid at all costs thin tights with the pencil skirt! At least during the day, especially at work. Because shiny nylon tights, especially glamorous tights with the famous straight line at the back of the calf, involve many things other than work!

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How to wear a pencil skirt in winter?

Several choices are available to you for wearing a pencil skirt in the middle of winter. The long pencil skirt can reach mid-calf, which should keep a lot of your legs warm.

Choose lined skirts, knit or silk blend for their thermo-regulatory properties and wear them with high heeled boots. Upstairs, focus on layering with a large wool coat, a Cardigan in fleece wool that you can both remove when you arrive at the office without messing up your hair to make way for a pretty fine blouse in noble material like silk, satin or muslin.

In the polar cold, adopt transparent or opaque polar tights to save your legs from paralysis. In addition, they lengthen and shape the leg for an ultra feminine slimming effect.

It's up to you.

Now you know how to wear and accessorize the printed pencil skirt, in solid color or in faux leather. You understand: this timeless piece enhances your femininity in all circumstances. So, which version of the pencil skirt will you dare to try? Working girl, sophisticated and glamorous or street style relaxed?

Tell us everything in the comments and. Happy shopping to add this timeless item of clothing to your wardrobe!

Pssst! Do you like skirts and want to vary the shapes and materials? Take a look at all our chic skirt designs.

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