Oh, the Pencil skirt… I hear from people of all shapes and sizes that the pencil skirt just doesn’t work for them. Well, I think you would be surprised if you try one on! I never thought I would love it either, but this plus sized girl has a favorite skirt and it’s not the maxi! It’s the pencil skirt!! When you are looking for a plus size pencil skirt I have some suggestions on what to look for — things that will make them more fun to wear:)
One thing I hear often about pencil skirts is that they are uncomfortable! Well, that can be true. But, my favorite pencil skirts have a yoga waistband… that means this skirt is like wearing yoga pants, but it’s a skirt. how amazing is that???
We are going to get a little real here — I have women of all sizes and shapes come into my boutique and say, I don’t like how the pencil skirt looks on my belly… that’s fine — we are not all ready to show off our visible belly outline (VBO). There are a few things that you can do to enjoy the pencil skirt without the VBO. First — in the outfit I am wearing for this post I have on an a-line top! This top flows and covers that VBO that would most definitely be showing if I tucked a shirt into my pencil skirt! Second, layers help so much in hiding lumps and bumps you don’t want to show off in your outfit.
What shoes do you wear with a pencil skirt?? Well, Converse happen to be a personal favorite for dressing it down with a graphic tee. Booties, sandals, flat and even flip flops all work too!!
Pencil skirts can be your friend.. .no matter your size or shape! Try one on for size:)
A-line top and Pencil skirt by Thrift Store.
Photos by the amazing Anna Wiley Photography