Women can wear a pencil skirt with a feminine top that is lacy, ruffled or sheer, or with a sleeveless blouse and pumps. A complementary jacket and studded heels provide an edgy evening look.
Adding a thin belt to a pencil skirt creates the illusion of a slimmer waistline. Women can also pair a black leather pencil skirt with a wool jacket or dressy blouse for a modern look that is chic and stylish.
Pairing a solid-colored pencil skirt with a blouse in an alternate color creates a colorblock look, and adding shoes and a handbag in two other colors enhances the funkiness of this ensemble. Longer pencil skirts have a slimming and lengthening effect and look best when worn with heels.
Wearing a pencil skirt with knee-high boots creates a long, vertical line and appear taller. The hem of the pencil skirt should meet or be longer than the top of the boots to avoid any gaps.
A peplum blouse or jacket works perfectly with a pencil skirt to create a classic look that works well on women who have a less curvy figure. Adding a belt to the peplum top creates a slimmer waistline, giving you a tall and slender shape.