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SS18 Trend Spotlight: The Pencil Skirt

 IMAGE: ZARA

IMAGE: ZARA

The message from the runways is clear: the pencil skirt is most definitely in this season. With the cut and form moving away from the business body-con style à la woman of the moment, Meghan Markle in Suits and avoiding connotations of the pin-up wiggle skirts from a bygone era, the 2018 pencil skirt is cut slightly looser but still retains those clean lines.

 IMAGE: COAST

IMAGE: COAST

Sit your skirt on your waistline and ensure the hem lies below the knee in a narrow but not skin-tight fit; the shape is set but anything goes when it comes to the fabric and print. Embrace sheer layers for subtle sexiness for your evening skirts as seen at Victoria Beckham, work texture and shine or choose between spring’s checks or perennial floral prints. 

Style Tip: Try a block colour pencil skirt to inject this season’s primary brights into your wardrobe, or add an on-trend twist to your work-wear with a striped version.

 IMAGE: MINT VELVET

IMAGE: MINT VELVET