Pencil dresses are nothing new. They’ve been around for many years, and we’ve seen all sorts of takes on this classic design, from bum skimming bandage dresses to “mother of the bride” frumpy-esque matching tweed sets. They’ve had their highs… and their lows. But, in my opinion they’re coming back with a vengeance this year.
The look of ‘tight as it can go’ bandage dresses are definitely on their way out, we’re all getting bored of seeing girls in dresses that look wedged onto them (quite frankly, when was that ever a good look?). But in its place is coming a new breed of classic elegant young women – these girls wear knee lengths with pride and still rock the sexy look! Fitted pencil styles that are well tailored not only show off your figure, in a flattering and classic way, but give an air of sophistication and class. With a huge variety of necklines, colours, materials, and fashion features (such as peplums) they are around in abundance and I can’t get enough of them! Teamed with a little clutch, a pair of stilettos and a big fascinator these dresses can easily take you from a day at the races to a formal family wedding. Or team with a big pair of wedges and an oversized hat and it’s off to the polo with you! The effortless 40’s/50’s style vintage glamour they evoke fits in at so many events, and that is the beauty of their new adaptability into more modern fashions.
Events such as racing and polo are on the rise, sports once seen as purely for the wealthy to attend, but with tickets being more available and affordable to the general public it gives everyone an excuse to get dressed up and feel a bit special for a day. There definitely aren’t enough occasions in life where we get the chance to be really glamorous anymore, and the lovely thing about a classic pencil dress is its adaptability from a smart work dress or dinner date dress, to a really glam event dress with just the right accessories and a bit of sparkle! In the current economic climate, people just can’t afford the ‘throw away’ disposable fashions that we’ve been seeing in previous more affluent years, so it’s all about basing your wardrobe around classic pieces that can be worn for a whole host of occasions which make you feel like the confident attractive woman you are when you slip them on.
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