|Pencil Skirt Galore!|
These spreads from the J.Crew Aug 2012 (right) and Sept 2012 (left) Style Guides showcase the inspiration behind my celebration of all skirts pencil!
|The No. 2 Pencil Skirt (left), as worn by this unrealistically tall model, fits ideally for a slimming and lengthening look:|
sits at waist, hits at knee. Boom.
The heather acorn Sterling Skirt (right) looks lovely paired with camel hues.
The ideal skirt length undergoes peri-patellar variation from season to season. For example, J.Crew put out some long pencil skirts last spring that hit below the knee. The ideal skirt length also depends on the wearer's height, and whether said height has received boosting by high-heeled footwear. Skirting with long lengths = teetering on edge of danger, as in too-long a skirt can make one's legs appear short and stubby. A good skirt length also probably depends on one's torso:legs ratio, but that is just getting too technical!
Wow, I sure own a lot of pencil skirts! And the above smattering doesn't even include my new acquisitions.
|I let out the hem by an inch. The back pleat was especially tricky, but nothing that some heavy-handed ironing can't fix!|
|Comparing with the sterling skirt, which used to be the same exact length.|
When worn, the pencil skirt actually drops much lower than the sterling skirt since it has a wider waist and sits lower.
Here it is in person...only 1 inch longer than before, but I am immensely pleased with the results, especially when wearing heels :) In the following series, I compare the altered skirt (left and right) to a pre-alteration photo (center):jeans.