2/15/2016

Tips On Finding A Fab Pencil Skirt

I hear a lot of plus ladies get really nervous when it comes to wearing pencil skirts.  If you want to wear a pencil skirt and create clean lines most likely you will have to tuck your top in and some get nervous about the tummy area.  What I say to that is if you pick a good fabric with a nice weight then the skirt will be more complimentary to the areas that you want to compliment.
 


The skirt I'm wearing is made of a nicely weighted scuba (aka neoprene)  fabric.  Scuba is one of my favorites and it makes everything look smooth and snatched. LOL! Other fabrics I like for pencil skirts include ponte knit, stretch sateen, and stretch twill.  If you are having issues finding a pencil skirt that looks good on you, I would steer clear of the jersey knit pencil skirt.   A lot of pencil skirts come in a jersey knit.  Although I wear skirts in the fabric too, they aren't very forgiving and have a tendency to be very thin.  

Style Notes:  I always get asked about my shapewear.  I just purchased a new one recently from Spanx. You can find it here (I will also link it at the bottom).   I purchased this skirt in a size 24. The top was purchased in a size 0 (or 12).  That's not my normal size, but it looked like it would stretch and ended up working out. You'll want to note that the top is a peplum top and I tucked it in. 


Top: Fashion to Figure, Skirt: Eloquii, Shoes - JCrew via Ebay, Shapewear - Spanx