Pencil Skirts for Every Shape
Try a fitted, tapered cut in a pattern or a thick fabric to make the bottom half look more curvy. “Create the illusion of an hourglass figure with embellishments like a high waistband, pleats at the hips, or a belt,” says Ricci DeMartino, a celebrity stylist based in Los Angeles.
To try: The nubby tweed and the front patch pockets of the formfitting Nine West wool skirt “help build up the hip area,” says Raes.
Wear it with: A body-hugging turtleneck or a peplumed jacket will help define the waist, says DeMartino.