Fashion Must Have – The Black Pencil Skirt
There is a list of essential items that every Irresistible Woman must have in her wardrobe. A black pencil skirt is one of those items. It’s versatile and can be worn at the office, the club, or even on a casual afternoon. I’m a firm believer in having the ability to mix and match pieces of your wardrobe. It doubles your amount of outfit options and saves on the budget. Yay!

What exactly is a Pencil Skirt?
The pencil skirt was created by Christian Dior in the early 1950’s when they were all the rage in women’s fashion. The skirt is straight with a narrow cut that ends right around the knees. So it fits just like the shape of a pencil!

Who Can Wear the Pencil Skirt?
Everyone! It looks good on every body type. I’ve read articles my whole life telling me I shouldn’t wear this because I’m wide in the hips. Well, I’m here to tell you screw “those people” because they don’t know what they’re talking about. As long as you tweak an outfit for you and add a dash of confidence, you can wear whatever the hell you want.

Real Irresistible Fashion
I wore this outfit to one of my bachelorette parties a few months back. I tucked the shirt in and belted it for the high waist look.

I offset the black and white with a pair of hot pink pumps. I put a couple of silver/diamond bangles on and a pair of diamond hoop earrings. You can see how I did this same look with pants here. Here are the details:

♥ Skirt by Mossimo from Target – $20
♥ Shirt from Burlington Coat Factory – $10
♥ Pumps by Mixx at Bare Feet Shoes- $25

Just like I mentioned before, don’t be scared of the pencil skirt if your curvy like me. I’m rockin’ the hell out of this outfit at a size 14. And what?!?!?!

Where can I wear my Pencil Skirt?
The Office – With a cute top and cardigan. Belt it. Wa la!

The Club – Drop the cardigan from work OR pair it with a plunging neckline for extra irresistibility.

Anywhere. As long as it’s occasion appropriate and you’re comfortable!

America Ferrera sports a black pencil skirt with a loose fitting top. This look is sexy but classy.

Where can I find a Pencil Skirt?
Just about anywhere. I bought my stretch pencil skirt by Mossimo from Target for just $20. I’ve seen these at Wal-Mart, TJ Maxx, Burlington Coat Factory . . . just to name a few.

Fashion to Figure also has a black pencil skirt for just $24 in sizes 12-26 and there is a holiday sale!

 

How to Wear a Pencil Skirt
♥ A pencil skirt is meant to hug the curves of your body. You want this look to appear clean, simple, but sophisticated and put together. Keep the accessories low key.

♥ They usually fit tight through the hips and stomach area. That said, I highly recommend a good pair of Spanx or some sort of smoothing undergarment. It’s ok to have some extra pounds but not ok to wear the wrong type of undergarment.

♥ Wear your hair up for a sexy but sophisticated look.

♥ Don’t wear strappy sandals as it will cut your legs off. A pair of simple but cute high-heeled pumps looks best with a pencil skirt.

♥ A high waisted pencil skirt looks irresistible with a tucked in button down shirt. It shows off a smaller waist line and accentuates those curves!

Queen Latifah is killing em’ in this black/white pencil skirt look! Work it girl!
Are there any tips you would like to share? How do you like to wear the pencil skirt?
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“Don’t worry about ‘rules’ when it comes to fashion. Wear what makes you feel Irresistible!”
~Mimi~
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