Style Sunday: The Lace Pencil Skirt
I love it when a style gets a bit of a shake up. The formal tailoring of the pencil skirt has always been one of these garments that is not only super-sexy but also gives you that,” I’m power dressing” feeling. But, what happens when the power dressing is toned down and the sweetness is amped up? It looks rad, that’s what!
I am transfixed on the use of layered lace in the pencil skirt, £60, Topshop, it has everything that I want from a pencil skirt – it is fitted, it gives a nipped in waist, it’ll create a sexy swagger, but at the same time, it is so sweetly feminine, the hard lines are softened, all the sex-appeal but super enchanting too! I am in love!
Simplicity 1559, sizes 8-22, £8.15 SimplicityNewlook
This pattern collection is a fantastic booster to the tailored essentials in your wardrobe. Select design D for the knee-length pencil skirt – team a lace fabric with a co-ordinating lining to create the feminine style.
1 Santina Lace • £24.50 per metre • MyFabrics
2 John Kaldor Tocca Lace in Scarlet • £13.25 per metre • SewEssentials
3 Turquoise Lace • £6.99 per metre • TiaKnightFabrics
4 Raschel Lace Yellow • £2.78 per yard • Fabric.com
I don’t know about you guys, but even though I love the cool summery white lace – I’m a little tempted to go all out and make a pencil skirt in a buttery yellow lace or even a bright turquoise…perhaps even mixing things up with a contrasting lining fabric. Tell me, when it comes to lace, do you like subtle, classic colours, or do you prefer bold, bright shades?