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7 Prim and Proper Pencil Skirts ...

By Sophia

The pencil skirt is a mainstay on the fashion scene. It enjoys popularity as both work appropriate attire and a fashionable outfit choice. The pencil skirt can be used to create a myriad of scene-stealing outfits. The silhouette created by the pencil skirt can accentuate both curvy and slim figures alike. Take a look at the following prim and proper pencil skirts below.

1 Current/Elliot the Dorothy Stretch-Denim Pencil Skirt

Current/Elliot the Dorothy Stretch-Denim Pencil SkirtPrice: $170.00 at
This denim skirt is a great option for casual dressing. It comes in a classic mid-blue wash and features bronze button fastenings, brown stitching, and front pockets. It sits high on the waist and is designed to be tight fitting. Pair this skirt with a loose-fitting blouse or t-shirt to balance out the silhouette of the skirt.

2 Valentino Roma Cotton Pencil Skirt

Valentino Roma Cotton Pencil SkirtPrice: $196.00 at
If you work in a corporate setting, prim and proper pencil skirts such as this Valentino Roma number are a must have. The design is sleek and unfussy. It features subtle pleating and a grosgrain detail at the waist. Keep the look modest and pair it with a blouse and blazer. If you want to practice a bit of power dressing, work some colour into your look with brightly coloured blazers or heels.


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3 By Malene Birger Emilda Belted Cotton Skirt

By Malene Birger Emilda Belted Cotton SkirtPrice: $245.00 at
This trench-style skirt is a smart and sophisticated option for daytime dressing. It’s a timeless wardrobe piece – a feature of many prim and proper skirts. This stone coloured skirt features trench-style button fastenings, waist belt, and button-fastening side pockets. For an effortlessly chic look, pair this skirt with a simple t-shirt and suede pumps.

4 Adam Crepe Pencil Skirt

Adam Crepe Pencil SkirtPrice: $78.00 at
Mint green is a hot colour for this summer. The colour is fresh and exciting, and can be worn in a range of ways. This crepe pencil skirt is one such option. It has a wide waistband, side-slit pockets, and pleating detail from the waist. Pair this skirt with nude ballet flats and a grey marle t-shirt for a youthful looking outfit.

5 Topshop Stripe Pencil Skirt

Topshop Stripe Pencil SkirtPrice: $66.00 at
This patterned skirt screams sailor chic. The navy and cream stripe pattern, paired with the red patent belt, definitely lends to a nautical aesthetic. It is quite fitted at the hips, so it would pay to be wary of the kind of shape that this skirt could create for your figure. Tuck in a shirt and pop on some cat-eye sunglasses for a retro look!

6 Barbara Tfank Floral Skirt

Price: $1320.00 at
This skirt is no doubt out of reach for most fashion budgets but a girl can dream, right? Prim and proper pencil skirts can also come in vibrant colours – they’re not always about neutrals. This particular skirt features a large floral jacquard design, thin waistband, and zip fastening at the back. This skirt would look great paired with a simple white tank top for a fuss-free look.

7 Organic by John Patrick Pencil Skirt

Organic by John Patrick Pencil SkirtPrice: $210.00 at
A plain pencil skirt makes for a great wardrobe staple. This cotton twill skirt is understated yet still has the potential to be extremely stylish. It features dart pleats at the front and back, V-shaped slit at the back, and centre zip fastening at the back. Wear with a cotton tank and jacket for a casual office-look, or a button-up blouse for something more austere.

There are a range of styles available when it comes to prim and proper pencil skirts. Which of the above do you like best?

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