A black pencil skirt is a key item in a woman's wardrobe. This article takes a look at the different types of pencil skirt available on the market, to help you choose the ideal skirt to suit you.
Plain pencil skirts
Mid-length pencil skirts The most versatile type of pencil skirts are mid-length skirts. For women, a black pencil skirt is essential for work-wear Pencil skirts can also be combined with a pretty top for an elegant evening look. High-waisted knee-length pencil skirts are perfect for working this sexy secretary look, without giving too much away. Primark have some great pencil skirts with matching suit jackets available, all at bargain basement prices. Longer-length skirts If you are worried about revealing your legs, or want to wear a pencil skirt without tights, consider a long pencil skirt, finishing around the level of the mid-calf. On the whole, you should avoid very long black pencil skirts unless you are very tall and plan on working the look with towering heels and a statement top. Very long skirts are difficult for women of more mature years as you can risk looking witchy. While a very short black pencil skirt might be too much, a mid-length will look appropriate whatever your age. Marisota.co.uk has a great range of black skirts for women who are a size 12+, including a fab black knee-length pencil skirt, priced at £22.00.
For a little more va-va-voom
Satin skirts For something with an extra edge, try a black satin pencil skirt. These look great for evening wear, with an elegant satin top tucked in. Take a look at the beautiful Matinee Duchess Satin pencil skirts for sale in Coast stores, priced at £75.00 or available online at Coast-stores.co.uk and Houseoffraser.co.uk. For going out, shorter pencil skirts, and minis can look fab teamed with a pretty top. However, women in short skirts can look a little over-the-top, so add a cream jacket to keep the look sophisticated. If you want to work the monochrome look, try a cream pencil skirt, with a black jacket. Vintage items If you have a curvy, 1950s figure with a small waist, a vintage black pencil skirt may be just the thing for you. Fab vintage items often come up for auction on Ebay.co.uk, so keep checking back to bag yourself a bargain. There is a fab black pleated Dior pencil skirt currently up for sale on Rokit.co.uk. Rokit also has a great selection of leather pencil skirts, if you want to vamp it up. There are pencil skirts to suit women of all shapes, sizes and ages. Shop around for the best deal! *All prices correct as of 13/06/2011