Party pencil skirts… the low down
If you have a packed week full of Holiday and Christmas shopping lists to dash through, as well as numerous party dates to make before this week is out, you need to be sorting your sartorial choices out with an eye on versatility. For me, the perfect pieces which keep on giving are the party pencil skirts. These little numbers come in all manner of fabrics but have one mission in life, and that’s to make you look good as you segue from day to night.
The joy of the party pencil skirts in this day and age, is that designers have clocked every woman’s fundamental requirement when wearing this skirt, and that is to be able to actually move about her daily life whilst looking good. The party pencil skirts of old might well have been hot on the slinkometer, but trying to work one all day and then head on to a party was a chore.
Party Pencil skirts… the details
When seeking out the perfect party pencil skirts, ensure you check the label for that all important lycra or spandex quota – the 4-way stretch capability of these miracle fabrics have now been incorporated into anything from metallics to leathers to lace, making it easy to pick out a luxe item with uber comfy qualities.
The key to choosing the right skirt for you lies in the hem length. Snag a skirt which sits an inch above the knee for a flirty effect, or an inch below the knee for a more demure take. A pencil skirt should be figure hugging for sure, but if you find you’re having to suck in your stomach at the trying on phase, don’t be afraid to size up a notch to keep the comfort factor a priority.
I’m loving this Tibi skirt for it’s subtle mix of sensuality and streamlined elegance. It’s on sale at Matches Fashion who also have an extra 30% off their Style Steals section on the UK site right now with the code STYLE30.
These J.Crew heels also caught my eye – I spotted Jenna Lyons wearing them at the London store opening, so they clearly have her full seal of approval in the style stakes.
I’m also hankering after these Ted Baker collars, perfect for carrying in your tote by day and popping on over your sweater by night, to bring you bang up to party-ready standard.