6 Ways to Style Your Pencil Midi Skirt

Pencil skirts are indisputably a timeless staple that every woman should have in her styling arsenal. Pencil skirts may be universally flattering, but a midi length that hits below the knee is quite challenging to wear. Make it too long and it’ll swamp your frame, and hitting the wrong hemline will make your calves look heavier. Looking for ways to look flattering with this midi length of pencil skirt? Keep on reading for our 6 ways on styling them.

  1. Pick a right hemline that will flatter your frame.

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If you’re tall and lean, going for any midi length on pencil skirt will be just fine for you. However, if you’re petite and curvy, be strategic on picking your hemlines. Whether it’s a little below your knees or above your ankles, make sure it will hit the slimmest part of your legs. This way, you’ll look proportioned and it will conceal your think calves.

  1. Go high-waist on your pencil skirt to elongate your legs.

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Since midi skirts tend to swamp your frame, think of going high waist, especially if you’re petite. High waist styles elongate your legs visually, making you look taller and leaner than you actually are. Just keep your tops cropped or tucked in to look more flattering and proportioned.

  1. Team your plain tops with printed pencil skirts.

floral print pencil skirt with red top striped pencil skirt with white top striped pencil skirt with off shoulder top plaid pencil skirt with structured blazer

Wearing prints and patterns on your outfits can add some flair to your looks. If you wish to add some volume on your hips and add some curves on your hips, think of horizontal stripes that can do the tricks for you. Also, you may go for floral prints and plaid patterns that will also work in more formal setting like business meetings and formal gatherings.

  1. Look sexy with a crop top teamed with a pencil midi skirt.

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Since midi skirts fall below your knees, it looks more flattering to wear with a sexy crop top compared to miniskirts as it doesn’t expose too much of your skin. Like fashion blogger Nicole Warne, think of a floral print bandeau that will look perfectly feminine with your white pencil skirt. If you wish for a more daring look, wear a plunging bandeau crop top teamed with pencil midi skirt but tame the sexy vibe with a lightweight coat like Nicole Warne did.

  1. Wear office-appropriate tops with your pencil midi skirt.

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Pencil skirts, especially a midi one, are perfect for the office. Think of structured blazers, button-down shirts, pussy bow blouse, wrap blouse, lace top and such that will look chic and feminine. However, avoid wearing high-slits pencil skirts and low-neck blouses on the office to keep your look professional and appropriate.

  1. Go for a casual-chic style by wearing fitted tees or sweaters with pencil skirts.

striped midi skirt with cobalt blue tee pencil slit skirt with black top cropped sweater with high waist pencil skirt

If you want to give your jeans some rest, create a casual-chic style by wearing your plain fitted tees or sweater with your midi skirt. This way, you’ll be able to wear the challenging length while looking feminine and chic on pencil skirts.

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