When you think of skirts for the office, you probably picture a pencil skirt in your head. It’s the go-to professional skirt that can be worn easily with blazers and blouses. But the same old can get boring and some of you may not like form-fitting aspect of pencil skirts. Today I’ll review a few alternative professional skirts to get you out of your pencil skirt rut!
1.Full skirt – Full skirts are gathered and don’t hug the body like a pencil skirt. They can range in lengths from full length to super short. For the office, full skirts that hit right above the knee are the best bet. Though long skirts are in right now, a long full skirt is generally not the ideal look in a professional setting.
How to wear: This look will look best with a form fitting top to balance out the fullness of the skirt. Think form fitted turtlenecks, buttoned down shirts, and blouses.
2. A-line skirt – A line skirts fit snugly at the waist and flare out. It is different than a full skirt in that pleating is minimal and the “A” shape is maintained.
How to wear: This is very similar to a pencil skirt. You can wear the tops you usually pair with those. Thus it’s the easiest alternative to a pencil skirt! A-line skirts are great for those of you with big hips (places emphasize on waist and hides the hips) and wide shoulders (balances out shoulders).
4. Midi pencil skirt – Midi skirts are a cousin of the traditional pencil skirt but slightly longer in length. The hemline is usually between the bottom of knee to mid calf.
How to wear: You’ll most likely feel more comfortable in a skirt that isn’t too tight. Because the skirt will cover a lot of skin, you can wear lower necklines, short sleeves or 3/4 sleeves. Heels will be best in terms of footwear because the leg line will be shortened with the lower hemline.