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Tops to Wear With Pencil Skirts
Tops to Wear With Pencil Skirts
Published: 2015/12/09
Channel: Lauren Messiah
Pulp- Pencil Skirt
Pulp- Pencil Skirt
Published: 2010/12/23
Channel: teacosey
Basic Skirt Pattern [How to cut a Pencil Skirt] - PART 1
Basic Skirt Pattern [How to cut a Pencil Skirt] - PART 1
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: Bilikis Signature
WORK OUTFIT IDEAS - LOOKBOOK (pencil skirts)
WORK OUTFIT IDEAS - LOOKBOOK (pencil skirts)
Published: 2016/04/04
Channel: Vantoee
HOW TO CUT A PENCIL SKIRT WITHOUT A PATTERN
HOW TO CUT A PENCIL SKIRT WITHOUT A PATTERN
Published: 2015/11/19
Channel: Tolumi Abiola Oyediji
latex pencil skirt
latex pencil skirt
Published: 2017/12/09
Channel: youtube leather
How To Style Pencil Skirts
How To Style Pencil Skirts
Published: 2017/06/09
Channel: Fashion Trend Seeker
MSSHE Women Basic Stretchy Nylon-Cotton Fabric Midi Pencil Skirt
MSSHE Women Basic Stretchy Nylon-Cotton Fabric Midi Pencil Skirt
Published: 2016/08/23
Channel: Mer Product Reviews
Ultimate Pencil Skirt - How to Look Good Naked
Ultimate Pencil Skirt - How to Look Good Naked
Published: 2009/06/11
Channel: How to Look Good Naked
Speaker in taffeta pencil skirt | 25 04 2017
Speaker in taffeta pencil skirt | 25 04 2017
Published: 2017/04/25
Channel: Shiny Clothes
A formal OOTD: How to Style a White Pencil Skirt
A formal OOTD: How to Style a White Pencil Skirt
Published: 2012/06/12
Channel: XOLorena
How to sew a knit Pencil Skirt, in 20 minutes!
How to sew a knit Pencil Skirt, in 20 minutes!
Published: 2015/03/23
Channel: MADE Everyday
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80's belted leather pencil skirt - 720p
Published: 2017/07/08
Channel: Shiny Clothes
Ultra Feminine Pencil Skirt Looks
Ultra Feminine Pencil Skirt Looks
Published: 2017/03/10
Channel: Glamour For Everyone
Style Lookbook: The Pencil Skirt
Style Lookbook: The Pencil Skirt
Published: 2011/09/06
Channel: RachhLoves
Perfectly Fitted Tight Leather Pencil Skirt
Perfectly Fitted Tight Leather Pencil Skirt
Published: 2015/03/27
Channel: G Style
DIY PENCIL SKIRT IN 10min | JENNIFER LOPEZ INSPIRED | DIY Clothes
DIY PENCIL SKIRT IN 10min | JENNIFER LOPEZ INSPIRED | DIY Clothes
Published: 2015/02/04
Channel: pinkchocolatebreak
How To Design A Pencil Skirt
How To Design A Pencil Skirt
Published: 2012/08/17
Channel: Scribble
Fatale Pencil Skirt Sizing Advice!
Fatale Pencil Skirt Sizing Advice!
Published: 2014/09/17
Channel: blackmilkvideo
DIY how to make a pencil skirt in 5min easy
DIY how to make a pencil skirt in 5min easy
Published: 2013/08/04
Channel: MeeshaTV
DIY 30 MIN PENCIL SKIRT TUTORIAL
DIY 30 MIN PENCIL SKIRT TUTORIAL
Published: 2013/06/14
Channel: Mimi G Style
Draping a Basic Pencil Skirt
Draping a Basic Pencil Skirt
Published: 2016/10/25
Channel: Nick Verreos
Part 1of 2:PINTREST DIY ZIPPER BACK PENCIL SKIRT WITH ANKARA FABRIC|AFRICAN MATERIAL|BEGINNER SEWING
Part 1of 2:PINTREST DIY ZIPPER BACK PENCIL SKIRT WITH ANKARA FABRIC|AFRICAN MATERIAL|BEGINNER SEWING
Published: 2016/05/06
Channel: Jamfrica _
Pencil Skirt for Every Occasion - Classic and Casual Outfit Ideas
Pencil Skirt for Every Occasion - Classic and Casual Outfit Ideas
Published: 2016/03/03
Channel: Hairstyles & Fashion
DIY Skirt: Pencil Skirt Pattern Tutorial
DIY Skirt: Pencil Skirt Pattern Tutorial
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: Felicia Zee
DIY Skirt: Skirt Pattern Tutorial
DIY Skirt: Skirt Pattern Tutorial
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: Felicia Zee
How to Make a Pencil Skirt | Teach Me Fashion
How to Make a Pencil Skirt | Teach Me Fashion
Published: 2015/01/17
Channel: TeachMeFashion
Holly Willoughby | Leather Pencil Skirt!
Holly Willoughby | Leather Pencil Skirt!
Published: 2017/10/23
Channel: GirlAlmightyTV
4 Ways to Style Pencil Skirt - KeepItCaro
4 Ways to Style Pencil Skirt - KeepItCaro
Published: 2016/06/08
Channel: Keep It Caro
HOW TO DRAFT A BASIC SKIRT PATTERN (PENCIL SKIRT)
HOW TO DRAFT A BASIC SKIRT PATTERN (PENCIL SKIRT)
Published: 2017/10/06
Channel: youtoocansew
How to sew Pencil Skirt without Patterns
How to sew Pencil Skirt without Patterns
Published: 2016/04/18
Channel: Addicted To Style
Basic Skirt Pattern[How to sew a Pencil Skirt]- PART 2
Basic Skirt Pattern[How to sew a Pencil Skirt]- PART 2
Published: 2017/08/14
Channel: Bilikis Signature
How To Make A Pencil Skirt With High Slit (Easy Sewing Cloths)
How To Make A Pencil Skirt With High Slit (Easy Sewing Cloths)
Published: 2016/08/28
Channel: OVOKE
My First Vlog / Come Shopping With Me | The Pencil Skirt
My First Vlog / Come Shopping With Me | The Pencil Skirt
Published: 2017/09/21
Channel: The Pencil Skirt
HOW TO SEW A PENCIL SKIRT
HOW TO SEW A PENCIL SKIRT
Published: 2015/11/23
Channel: Tolumi Abiola Oyediji
DIY Convert/ Recycle old Leggings into a Pencil skirt / Ways to recycle leggings
DIY Convert/ Recycle old Leggings into a Pencil skirt / Ways to recycle leggings
Published: 2017/05/28
Channel: BeSassy
Three Ways to Wear the Pencil Skirt | Dress Up
Three Ways to Wear the Pencil Skirt | Dress Up
Published: 2014/11/07
Channel: Dress Up
Pencil Skirt Tutorial Start to Finish by Mimi G.
Pencil Skirt Tutorial Start to Finish by Mimi G.
Published: 2012/03/24
Channel: Mimi G Style
How To wear A Pencil Skirt | Fashion and You | Style tips
How To wear A Pencil Skirt | Fashion and You | Style tips
Published: 2017/05/30
Channel: Fashion And You
DIY Pencil Skirt in 10 min (with hidden elastic)
DIY Pencil Skirt in 10 min (with hidden elastic)
Published: 2017/10/03
Channel: BritxBrat2Fashion
DIY: Convert/recycle old leggings into pencil skirt//refashion clothes/ ways to recycle leggings
DIY: Convert/recycle old leggings into pencil skirt//refashion clothes/ ways to recycle leggings
Published: 2017/06/03
Channel: Desi Chic
How to / ankara pencil skirt with zippers and pattern
How to / ankara pencil skirt with zippers and pattern
Published: 2015/12/10
Channel: Mystylelab
Stylish Outfit Ideas With A Pencil Skirt
Stylish Outfit Ideas With A Pencil Skirt
Published: 2015/03/01
Channel: All New Fashion Trends
How To Drape A High Waist Pencil Skirt
How To Drape A High Waist Pencil Skirt
Published: 2017/08/08
Channel: Daniela Tabois
✂DIY High Waist Pencil Skirt band less  with Princesses Pattern
✂DIY High Waist Pencil Skirt band less with Princesses Pattern
Published: 2017/10/18
Channel: Laura Couture
How To Style A Leather Pencil Skirt
How To Style A Leather Pencil Skirt
Published: 2016/06/14
Channel: Lauren Messiah
DIY:How To Sew A Pencil Skirt(SEWING)
DIY:How To Sew A Pencil Skirt(SEWING)
Published: 2013/07/22
Channel: OVOKE
DIY | How to make a pencil skirt | Szilvia Bodi
DIY | How to make a pencil skirt | Szilvia Bodi
Published: 2016/07/31
Channel: Szilvia Bodi
Satin Blouse Pencil Skirt
Satin Blouse Pencil Skirt
Published: 2017/09/01
Channel: Fashion And Accessories
Design and fit a Pencil Skirt from a basic Skirt!!
Design and fit a Pencil Skirt from a basic Skirt!!
Published: 2017/06/18
Channel: SewToFit
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Suit with a pencil skirt, German, 1954
A modern pencil skirt, 2014

A pencil skirt is a slim-fitting skirt with a straight, narrow cut. Generally the hem falls to, or is just below, the knee and is tailored for a close fit. It is named for its shape: long and slim like a pencil.[1][2]

Style[edit]

The pencil skirt may be worn either as a separate piece of clothing or as part of a suit. A pencil skirt usually has a vent at the back, or less commonly at the sides, since its slim, narrow shape can otherwise restrict the movement of the wearer. Sometimes a kick pleat, which exposes less skin, is used instead of a vent. Pencil skirts made from stretchy knitted fabrics do not normally need vents or pleats.

Some classic shoes for wearing with a pencil skirt are pumps, or high heels, with sheer stockings or tights. Back-seamed hosiery recalls the classic pencil-skirt era of the 1950s. Pencil skirts can also be worn with flats for a more casual, youthful appearance that echoes the 1960s. Pencil skirts and loafers are classic "Prep".

History[edit]

Narrow-fitting skirts have a long history in western fashion. The predecessor to the pencil skirt is the hobble skirt, a pre-World War I fad inspired by the Ballets Russes. This full-length skirt with a narrow hem seriously impeded walking.

The French designer Christian Dior introduced the classic modern pencil skirt in his 1954 Autumn Winter collection.[3]

The pencil skirt quickly became very popular, particularly for office wear. This success was due to women's desire for new fashions in the wake of Second World War and Cold War rationing, coupled with the austere economic climate, when fabrics were expensive.

Wearing[edit]

The pencil skirt feels different from looser skirts, and impacts the wearer's movements and posture. Walking needs to be done in short strides; and entering and leaving a car gracefully takes practice. When sitting, the legs need to be close together. Activities such as climbing ladders and riding bicycles can be very difficult in a pencil skirt. The pencil skirt is warmer due to the reduced ventilation, and is less likely to be blown up by gusts of wind.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Givhan, Robin (August 18, 2003). "Fall Fashions". The Washington Post. 
  2. ^ "Glossary of Fabric & Fashion Terms". Kohl's Corporation. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  3. ^ Matheesha Abhishek. "Christian Dior the magic of fashion". Retrieved 3 February 2016. 

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