Top Ten: Pencil Skirts

Ah, the humble pencil skirt! It’s a true fashion classic, and we’re very glad about that, because the pencil skirt is a Fashion Police favourite, which adds a touch of sophistication to just about any outfit. We’re particularly glad to see so many of them around this winter: it would be wrong to call the current range of pencil skirts a “trend”, because it’s a look that never really gets old, but if it’s a look that you love, you’ve no doubt been finding it a whole lot easier to create it recently, thanks to the many pencil skirts, in every conceivable colour and print, which have been flooding the high street.

(Special credit here to Topshop and River Island for their excellent work in bringing the pencil skirt to the masses this winter: we appreciate it.)

For this roundup, we’ve imposed a “£100-or-less” rule (OK, there’s one skirt which is £101, but we’re not going to quibble over that extra £1), in order to show you some things you might actually buy, rather than drifting off into Fantasy Shop territory.

Tell us: what do you think of pencil skirts? Do you own any? What do you wear with them?

8 Comments

  • November 9, 2011

    Kathryn

    I love pencil skirts! They are great for office to bar days!

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  • November 9, 2011

    Anna

    I LOVE pencil skirts on other people, but my hips are too narrow to look good in one.

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  • November 9, 2011

    Diana

    Again, I want the one from Penneys.. But I just can’t get it.
    Oh the torment!

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  • November 9, 2011

    naiadknight

    I have 2 black pencil skirts, one fairly simple and the other a highwaisted, buckled back, hook and eye affair (quiet you, yes, I need both.) I had a greyish brown one that got donated when I realized I didn’t wear it. I also have a denim pencil skirt with denim ruffles along the bottom. Pencil skirts or A-lines are about the only skirts I can wear without looking like a little kid playing dress-up or a fashion disaster caught on tape.

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  • November 10, 2011

    Arielle

    I love pencil skirts but I don’t own any currently, due to needing clothing I can chase toddlers in more easily. 😉

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  • November 10, 2011

    Lulu

    Ooooh, I love them! There’s nothing like a pencil skirt with heels to make you feel tall and sleek, even if you really aren’t.

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  • November 19, 2011

    violet

    I have a pencil skirt, but on the hanger it looks surprisingly square. I guess it’s because of my pathetically short yet chunky legs?

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  • November 19, 2011

    Pedestrienne

    It might be a very nice skirt in real life, but that Penney’s pencil skirt promo shot looks like it belongs on Photoshop Disasters. Hips and thighs do NOT work like that!

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