The past few seasons have been dominated by distressed denim, hoodies and blazers, but this year it looks like things are about to get a little more polished and a whole lot prettier. One of the key buys for S/S 18 is pencil skirts. However, they have had a makeover so they are no longer corporate and boxy items saved for the city set. Firstly, the hemline is a little longer, so that they are more flattering than those styles that fall on the knee. Then they are no longer just black, navy or pinstripe grey: The new wave of pencil skirts come in more adventurous prints and striking colours. Then when it comes to fit, many designers like Victoria Beckham and Off-White have loosened up the form by adding in slits, buttons and using flowing, softer fabrics. No longer just for work, when paired with a white T-shirt and sandals, these make a perfect breezy Sunday brunch look too. Next up, keep scrolling to see how designers are re-working the pencil skirt and then shop the trend.
Off White S/S 18
Style Notes: Pencil skirts were at the heart of Off-White's Princess Diana–inspired S/S 18 collection.
Victoria Beckham S/S 18
Style Notes: Pencil skirts are no longer stiff and corporate, as shown by this flowing Victoria Beckham style.
Prada S/S/ 18
Style Notes: Prada is leading the pencil skirt comeback, with styles that sit high on the waist and fall mid-calf.
Shop the Trend:
Many of today's pencil skirts are also adorned with buttons.
Ruched detailing helps a snug fit feel more forgiving.
A winning sales buy.
This muted pink is perfect for spring.