Denim Pencil Skirt

"Look Casual and Sexy in a Denim Pencil Skirt"


A denim pencil skirt is versatile and looks much more casual compared to black pencil skirts. It's perfect for everyday day wear, informal office settings and transits into evening just perfectly.

Not Your Daughter's Jeans denim pencil skirt
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It helps you create a sexy and casual outfit without looking like you're trying too hard. And you just gotta love the juxtaposition it makes with a tailored white dress shirt. But of course, it depends on how you wear it - so pay close attention to my fashion advice here on this page if you want to know how to wear a pencil skirt stylishly without looking frumpy.

How to Select a Denim Pencil Skirt

Invest in versatility

Katie Holmes wearing a knee length denim pencil skirt
Katie Holmes via Celebutopia

The key to having endless variety in your closet is to buy a solid dark wash denim style with minimal pockets and details to secure the versatility in your closet. Dark blue or black denim wash is chic and easier to match than light wash. Besides, denim skirts in complicated washes and details make your hips look huge and thighs short and thick - which is a distraction at work.

An exception is if you want curves, of course! So if you have a slim hips or just wish to accentuate your curves, then you should buy to a pencil skirt with texture and interest on the sides of your hips and thighs. Examples are creases, faded wash and visible seam stitches - they're great for creating the illusion of a curvy hourglass body shape.

    Tip: Invest in a white denim pencil skirt when updating your closet for summer. It gives your wardrobe a nice summer-fresh lift. If you want to appear taller, match it with a top in similar color to avoid shortening your body silhouette.

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If you have full hips and/or thighs

Opt for denim skirts with regular or high waist (not low) to control the flab and draw the eye upwards and preferably without too many pockets to help slim down your bottom half. No pockets are ideal for this type of trouble-spot.

Focus on solid denim washes to avoid highlighting any bumps. The right shape is also crucial - we both know that a pencil skirt has a tapered hem but for your figure it should taper just a bit. Nothing too pegged to avoid looking like a light bulb!

If you have a round tummy

I suggest Not Your Daughter's Jeans which are known as Tummy Tuck jeans with hidden panels that flatten your stomach and lift your butt. All thanks to the 4% Lycra that gives a better hold and comfort than regular denim.

Also, wide waistbands (they help tuck in large parts of your tummy) and fuss-free waistbands on the skirt look best on you. Or you could always resort to Spanx :-)

Select the best length

A length that flatters all heights and body figures end just above or right at your knee. However if you have an Apple body shape then opt for at the knee or right below to help balance out your top-heavy body figure. If you're a petite Apple, make sure the skirt sits snugly on your hips to avoid looking boxy.



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I particularly like how they easily blend in with everything, from ballet flats to knee high boots, tanks tops to dressy blouses, as well as being able to wear them every season. It's a must-have for achieving an effortless relaxed and sexy look.
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