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Monday, February 1, 2010

The Pencil Skirt

Happy Monday, Fashionistas! Let’s kick off Monday by talking about my most favorite item in my closet: the pencil skirt! How did this wonderful creation start and evolve? Well, French designer Christian Dior introduced the pencil skirt back in the late 1940s, using the term H-line to describe its shape. It quickly became popular, particularly for office wear.

This success was due to women's desire for new fashions during World War II, coupled with the austere economic climate, when fabrics were expensive and full-skirted garments were seen as wasteful. In the 1980’s, it again became popular for business women as part of the "power suit" style of dressing, and has remained a popular mainstream fashion choice ever since.

The pencil skirt is such a classic fashion piece and a must-have in any woman's wardrobe. At first glance, it looks hectic to maneuver by its narrow shape, but it is effortless and downright feminine because of its small yet super significant design features like, pleats and back slits. Any woman who wears a pencil skirt on Monday will start her work week off on the right foot-guaranteed! (Maybe even get a promotion!)


Hayden Panettiere picked flawless pieces for her pencil skirt. I loved each choice and took the liberty of finding affordable look-a-like pieces for you to enjoy! (If you want to buy any of them, just click the picture to be directed)…♥

::Macy's Pencil Skirt for $29.99::

Option 1. White House Black Market Sleek Top for $39.99


Option 2. Forever 21 White Ruffled Sleeveless Top for $19.80


Option 3. Victoria's Secret Tube Top for $29.50


Option 3. Ann Taylor Loft Corsage Tee for $39.50 + 20% Off (Enter SPRING20 at Checkout)


Did you like any of these tops? If so, cast your vote now! If you have any qquestions about pencil skirt fashion- or what to wear with them- leave me a comment! Have a great week! ♥

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