The pencil skirt is back in a big way this season, via Prada, Gucci, Fendi, Erdem and Calvin Klein. Cast aside any aspersions you might have about them feeling dated; for spring/summer 2018, it's less about the va va voom Marilyn Monroe version that was designed to wiggle around in and more about cocooning a woman's shape. They are fitted, but not skin-tight. They also come in materials not associated with their corporate reputation - think knits and vinyls. To avoid looking too office-bound, choose a shade in a bright colour, or choose a heavily embellished style - the more feathers and sequins the better. If you truly want to bring your pencil skirt forward, then ditch towering heels, bid adieu to platform court shoes and swap for a strappy modest heel instead, or if you're feeling bold, socks and shoes - much more modern, and a lot more comfortable.
The daywear one
Make no mistake – pencil skirts can be worn during the day outside of the office. Take heed of Sienna Miller here as seen at the Burberry show, where she teamed a green style with a cropped jumper. For an added relaxed appeal, team with a pair of black heeled ankle boots.
Just Female’s ribbed green skirt is relaxed without losing the shape that gives the pencil skirt its feminine edge.