Pencil Skirt Remix

13 Jun

We covered the pencil skirt basics here, so it’s time to take it to the next level.

Pencil Skirt Remix

Before you deviate too far off the beaten path (beaten path = a basic back or other neutral color pencil), let’s recap how a skirt should fit. Adding bows or pleats or buttons is no excuse to have an ill-fitting skirt.

1. A fit that skims the hips / thighs without pulling or sagging (when you’re standing straight).

2. Hemmed to knee length or even slightly below–whichever flatters your calves and knees the most.

3. A modest slit in the back. Remember, the purpose of the slit is to make walking and climbing stairs easier, not to woo the UPS man.

Check out a few more remix finds on my Pinterest page.


2 Responses to “Pencil Skirt Remix”

  1. Alice June 13, 2011 at 11:58 am #

    Love the reference to the UPS guy!


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