Any women who worked before trousers became socially acceptable for them to wear, wore a skirt. The pencil skirt which was first designed by Christian Dior in 1954 has become a staple in any working women’s office attire since then. However the pencil skirt has been on a decline since the 80’s, when it became more and more fashionable for women to wear the ‘power suit’. Which saw women wearing trousers not skirts (and also who can forget those shoulder pads).
It seems though they are making a comeback and it seems not just in your work uniform but within your casual clothing as well. This piece was seen in many spring/summer 2018 collections on catwalks around the world. From Chanel, Elie Saab, Gucci, JW Anderson etc.
The shape of the skirt has stayed its classic shape, nipped in at the waist and closely following the curves of the wearer. In previous fashion incarnations the skirt was tight and hugged the hips and the hem was just above the knee. This time the skirt has a more relaxed feel to it. The fabric that designers have used it lighter and more breathable., which gives this skirt a more spring/summer feel to it.
Pencil skirts where seen all over the runway for spring/summer 2018 collections. They were seen in various lengths. Going from a short mini pencil skirt all the to longer below the knee, but the classic pencil skirt shape can be seen in all of these different length skirts.
The pencil skirt is a must trend this spring and summer to add to your wardrobe. What do you guys think of the pencil skirt? Is it something that should be kept in the 80’s or our you gonna rock it out this season.
Nicky P xxxx.
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