La jupe crayon or the pencil skirt -- it's not really important which language one uses -- we all know that bottom hugging, reputedly flattering to all figures number is supposed to take pride of place in our wardrobes, even when it shouldn't, some French arbiters of style maintain.
|So, what do you think? How about one of each?|
We say pencil, they say crayon (well, a crayon is a pencil in French), but we're talking about the same skirt.
In my many interviews, some of the smartest French style consultants believe we should perhaps rethink flirty skirts which they believe can be more forgiving, more feminine, more fun.
|Belting an ultra-feminine skirt takes it down a notch to a more sophisticated, less frou-frou look. Now it can be worn to work.|
They are very pretty floating around the legs and they encourage loping if one is so inclined. At the very least my experts say, "no woman should be without one or two" as a change of pace.
Float-y/flowing skirts also add a softness to tailored separates: think leather jacket, turtleneck sweater, even a strict man's shirt and they do draw attention to pretty legs.
If one has a small waist, largish hip ratio, sewn down pleats over the hips spilling out into pleats can be extremely flattering.
|In order for a pencil skirt to "work" it must cup the derriere, which poses the obvious question: How many of us really have a derriere that meets the challenge cup?|