Pencil skirts S/S 06 - Page 2 - the Fashion Spot
 
How to Join
the Fashion Spot / Front Row / Trend Spotting
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
26-09-2005
  16
etre soi-meme
 
Lena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: europe
Gender: femme
Posts: 23,964
strange (?) as it may be, Ralf Lauren shows the best user-friendly lenght

  Reply With Quote
26-09-2005
  17
crossed wires.
 
fab_fifties_fille's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Newcastle/London, UK
Gender: femme
Posts: 5,436
I agree Lena, but I always think skirts that come below the knee look more flattering and sophisticated (however if you're shuffling along the street I would start to question your sophistication so perhaps overall just above the knee 'looks' best)

__________________
create your fate.
  Reply With Quote
26-09-2005
  18
etre soi-meme
 
Lena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: europe
Gender: femme
Posts: 23,964
just above, or even better, just below
is what is known as the Chanel length
when 'the hem just covers the knee'

  Reply With Quote
26-09-2005
  19
V.I.P.
 
*Happiness*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: it's beautiful up here...
Gender: femme
Posts: 4,109
pencil skirts are so sexy to me.

__________________
"when you become quiet, it just dawns on you."
~thomas edison.
  Reply With Quote
27-09-2005
  20
urd
tfs star
 
urd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,854
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lena
just above, or even better, just below
is what is known as the Chanel length
when 'the hem just covers the knee'
I think that is the best leght for pencil skirt

  Reply With Quote
 
27-09-2005
  21
Meg
inspired contemplation
 
Meg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: London by way of North America
Gender: femme
Posts: 17,064
yes agree on the length lena. I love pencil skirts but if they touch my knee's at all (which is quite often due to my height) I just end up looking like an inverted triangle. Not pretty.

trumpet skirts I find much more flattering to my figure for that exact reason. The flare helps balance me out.

agree on the proportions softie. You need balance

  Reply With Quote
27-09-2005
  22
tfs star
 
QuirkyCool's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Rotterdam,Netherlands
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,835
I really rocked this look in 1988....but I've never had quite the same waist to hip ratio since .Yup,the proportions and the right length for your particular body are EVERYTHING to this look.

I like pencil skirts for winter,but I don't really like these summer ones....

  Reply With Quote
27-09-2005
  23
trendsetter
 
Elli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,085
D&G ss 06 / Emporio Armani ss06




Pollini ss06


(style.com)

  Reply With Quote
27-09-2005
  24
front row
 
Avantster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Gender: homme
Posts: 406
I think the Roland Mouret and Donna Karan ones that come below the knee are gorgeous. Though I do wonder about the practicality. Can't say I've really noticed people wearing the longer type.

  Reply With Quote
27-09-2005
  25
V.I.P.
 
Bluestar07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 4,577
I LOVE those pencil skirts and like others have said, the Roland Mouret and Donna Karan ones rock! Can't wait to get my hands on one of those. They make legs look endless...

  Reply With Quote
27-09-2005
  26
rising star
 
Joyeux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Netherlands
Gender: femme
Posts: 106
Love them! I agree it's not easy to walk in them, but who cares, they're so stylish! Does anyone know where you can get the pencil skirts with the higher waist, for a reasonable price?

__________________
www.threeinacrowd.wordpress.com
  Reply With Quote
27-09-2005
  27
V.I.P.
 
Guessgirl96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Cleveland
Gender: femme
Posts: 9,522
I really love these skirts. I have been looking for some like these for fall, but they all seem too long. I'm 5'2" and feel that just above the knee suites me best, all the ones I've tried on go to about half way at my calf :-/

  Reply With Quote
27-09-2005
  28
V.I.P.
 
Curious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: VA, US
Gender: femme
Posts: 5,583
I LOVE the pencil skirt

I'm surprised to hear so many say they're impractical. I've never really found them to be difficult to maneuver in... or maybe I just don't remember since I'm so practiced :p Mine either have a slit or a bit of stretch so I suppose that helps. My favorite length is just below the knee. I find that to be the most the flattering for me, although I do have a couple that hit just above and they're nice too.

I also like the higher waistline! Seems to be a movement towards that in general which I find totally refreshing! Of course... it also makes me feel the need to do some crunches

  Reply With Quote
27-09-2005
  29
front row
 
BBgIZzZMo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: London
Gender: femme
Posts: 218
I luv pencil skirt!! so sexy!!!

__________________
Daily Ramblings: www.missyhii.blogspot.com
  Reply With Quote
27-09-2005
  30
fashion insider
 
tricotineacetat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Gender: homme
Posts: 2,085
How very bizarre that I as a man donīt like pencils for S/S that much... Itīs so odd, itīs just that we found the perfect balance with voluminous skirts that they already shift towards longer, pencil lengths... I think they can be very flattering, but I think itīs much more an issue for Winter than Summer... Especially a length as seen at Proenza Schouler ...

  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
06, pencil, s or s, skirts
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:59 PM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. Đ2017 All rights reserved.