A pencil dress is a short, slim-fitting skirt having a very straight, narrow cut at the bottom. Generally it is tailored very close to the legs and falls below the knees. It’s named after its shape: slim and long like a pencil.
This type of dress was extremely popular in the fifties and sixties as an alternative to more full length and form- hugging dresses. The reason being, of course, that women didn’t have very many choices. For one, it was very uncomfortable – even if you had the best clothes in the world. And, moreover, the fifties and the sixties were considering a sexually liberated age, so it just wasn’t natural to wear such a dress. The pencil dress made a huge “come back” in the seventies, but this was mainly in the formal environment – and not for everyday use.
With the invention of the pencil skirt, which gave way to the pencil gown, came an entirely new group of casual and comfortable clothing options. The pencil skirt silhouette became very popular for many reasons. One, it’s quite easy to find a pencil skirt. These are usually quite cheap when compared to the other types of dresses worn today.
Another reason the pencil skirt has become so popular recently is that it gives off the illusion of the wearer being slender. This illusion is achieved by fitting the entire outfit into a narrow area between the bust and the hips. This gives the illusion of being much shorter than what one actually is. Because of this, a full skirt worn with the correct style of pencil dress will always look flattering on the wearer. This also helps to keep the woman wearing the full skirt, feeling very sexy and feminine. The style of pencil skirts gives a slimming effect, which is what most women need to feel confident about.
Full dresses are often associated with only petite women. The pencil skirt, however, can be worn by women of any size. The bottom half of these dresses is often covered in bright colored fabrics, such as silk or velvet. This allows the wearer the option of wearing her favorite colors for even more versatility. A woman can easily switch her fabric to a different color whenever she feels like it. A woman can also wear pencil skirts that are covered in bold patterns, giving the illusion of having long legs.
Another benefit of the pencil dresses is the ease with which they can be worked into any type of outfit. This is particularly true of the sheath dresses. These dresses can easily be worked into a pair of jeans for the everyday office outfit or a cute dress for a night out. Furthermore, there are no rules; you can choose to wear a solid colored pencil dress paired with skinny jeans, a white shirt and a simple leather jacket for a casual day look, or a long gown and tuxedo pants for a formal evening event.
In the world war era, a woman needed to keep her curves at an optimal level in order to avoid being a sexual object. This is because underwear was not yet invented, and women were forced to wear pantyhose under their clothes in order to protect their bodies from spreading diseases. A woman who was known for being voluptuous was called a hobo. To stand out from the hobo crowd, a woman had to wear a bright red pencil dress so that everyone would notice her curves. Today, the name hobo has lost all of its former meaning, but the same spirit still lives on.
A pencil skirt and a pin-up wiggle dress are the perfect accessories for any woman who wants to look beautiful without feeling too feminine. Both of these items can be found in stores right now, but you can also try online. Online stores have a much wider selection, and they are usually more affordable as well. You can easily find your favorite pair in a matter of minutes, and they won’t cost you as much as you might imagine. In fact, there are some sales online right now that include free shipping and free returns if you don’t like them. Why spend money on something you might not even wear?