White pencil skirt is the new staple your wardrobe needs. Here’s the COMPLETE guide of celeb-approved ways to wear a white pencil skirt for all body types.
How to Wear White Pencil Skirt
From celebs to fashion bloggers, if there’s one item of clothing that’s really becoming a wardrobe staple without making too much news, it’s a white pencil skirt. Clean, crisp yet sensuous, there has to be something about this garment that everyone’s suddenly loving it. But how should the modern, busy woman pull it off like a celeb – that’s the question!
Chicest Ways to Wear a White Pencil Skirt
From sensual lace tops to boss girl blazers, there’s more ways than one way to fall into the white pencil skirt style bandwagon. With a modern minimalist piece like the white pencil skirt, we can be playing around with different textures and silhouettes to make the look interesting. So let’s go over a few chic ways to pull them off!
White Pencil Skirt with Bodycon Crop Top
A skintight crop is not for everyone, but it’s quite a versatile piece and easy to dress up or down. This style would work great on somebody who has a toned body and want to display their hard-worked torso. Or you could surely also fake some with contouring and highlighting. Add a matching belt to really upgrade the look. Heels would be great with this look but maybe quite an obvious choice, go in for mules or kicks according to the occasion.
You can easily go from 9am to 9pm with this look by changing up just the accessories. Opt for a pop of color to your pout, some stilettos and a pair of gold hoops. For a gala look, add a metallic belt and statement necklace. If you don’t have a toned body, you can go for a peplum top instead of the crop top (see Gigi Hadid’s outfit above). That’s also one of the cutest ways to wear a white pencil skirt.
White Pencil Skirt with Lace Top
Own the spotlight with a sheer lace illusion neckline shirt. Pear shaped women can make these below knee pencil skirts their best friends. And if you’re short, stick to a knee-length one. Starting right from the smallest part of your natural waistline, the skirt hugs your lower body giving it a gorgeous shape. Introduce an interesting shirt to the look, to make it proportionate. Pitch on deeper colors or jewel tones to make the appearance rich. Accessorize with a pair of pumps and a structured bag to keep it simple and stylish.
Leave a few buttons undone and wear it with a pair of espadrille wedges, a wristlet/clutch and let your hair down for a fun night out with the girl gang!
White Pencil Skirt with Striped Shirt
Here’s an idea on creating a harmony between classics and urbane styles with a buttoned white pencil skirt. If the skirt looks too formal, tone down the ensemble with a casual tucked in striped shirt. It’s a staple for weekend and work wear. Stick to the work-wear vibe with a minimal belt. Throw on a pair of streetwise sneakers to give off hip vibes while keeping up with the sophistication with a polished top handled purse.
Seamlessly slip into a denim jacket with a tote to keep it cozy at the movies. This is one of the ways to wear a white pencil skirt that’ll work perfectly for college, school or even office.
White Pencil Skirt with Crop Jacket
Take notes from Khloe, curvalicious ladies. Focus on balancing the upper body with the right length and style of jacket. Opt for skirts which will nicely fit your hips, a little above knee, below the knee or mid calf are the perfect lengths to pick. Wear with a pair of nude pumps for a renewed appeal. To switch things up, go for bright colored shoes, like fuchsia or sapphire!
White Pencil Skirt with Graphic Prints
The fashion folks are bringing graphic prints back to town. Add some personality to your look with a fun printed shirt. The pencil skirt is an easy way to dress up the look and the graphic shirt adds a punch of juvenile swag into it. Flaunt those power shoulders with a busy top for a rectangle body type. The knee length pencil skirt which tapers at the hem will help in adding some curve to your body. Drop in some color onto your shoes to really make a statement with the whole outfit. Laid back and chic is the style you’re radiating.
You can transition from formal to casual with this look, by simply swapping those stilettos for some kicks.
White Pencil Skirt with a Tailored Jacket
For those who favor timeless pieces over trendy, this tailored power dress suit is just the right pick. It is such a safe pick, it complements every body type.
For the apple body shape, try to take those eyes away from the heavy belly with a V-neckline. Or add some interest with an asymmetric hemline. Keep an eye that the jacket gnaws below the bust and widens out from there to create the look of a defines waistline.
The same would very well partner up with a straight body shape, assisting in introducing some shape to your silhouette.
White Pencil Skirt with Polo Neck Tee
Another simple way to catapult to spotlight with a pencil skirt is to match it with a solid deep colored polo neck crop. Win-win situation for apple, strawberry, rectangle and hourglass body types.
Apple/ Pear Body Type – The ribbed lines along with a deep color will make you appear much slimmer. And you could easily pull up or down your skirt, going to the slimmest part of your waist.
Strawberry Body Type – A key tip for dressing according to your body type is to streamline your top half. The polo neck in a deep hue in addition to the ribbed texture minimizes your buxom body, making your overall figure look balanced. Lace detailing on the skirt makes the eye move to your lower body.
Rectangle Body Type – The strong blocks of color help add curves to your body. The neckline starting with a collar and narrowing into the waist by breaking the body adds more depth in enhancing the shape.
Pencil Skirt with a Leather Top
Wave the straight hem skirt goodbye and warm up to the style of asymmetric hemlines. Enhance your curves and create a waist with darts. The cutaway shoulder flaunts off those power shoulders and the rounded high low hem is an add on to the shape. The boxy leather top adds a polished outlook teamed with the center parted sleek hair to add more elements. Accessorizing with statement sunglasses, ankle strap heels, hand held clutch and a silver watch top it off and elevate the attire. This is one of the best runway-inspired ways to wear a white pencil skirt that’ll totally make you look like an off-duty model!
Effortlessly revamp your appearance, go minimal with your accessories and steal the night with a pair of glamour heels and let down your gorgeous mane.
Pencil Skirt with an Off-the-Shoulder Top
One of the sexiest yet wearable ways to wear a white pencil skirt is with an off-the-shoulder top. Casual yet chic. Embrace the off-the-shoulder style for an instant summer ready look. This style is a strict NO NO for a strawberry body type. Highlight those angled collar bones and shoulders in this stunner piece. The safest way to try on the monotone trend is to choose white on white, making the look super fresh, fun and flirty. A dainty, barely-there chain is all the accessories it needs.
Change up your look without even having to changing your clothes. Swap your pumps or heels with a pair of tie up gladiators or boho sandals to immediately make you look casual chic. Bonus points for giving your hairstyle some effort with a side corn row.
White Pencil Skirt with a Classic White Shirt
A classic white shirt is a definite must have in every girls wardrobe. The versatility of a white shirt is a fool proof option when you can’t decide what to wear. Tuck in the shirt into a pair of high-waist pencil skirt. Accessorize with some neutrals such as nude wide belt, classic black pumps and a little glam with gold detail clutch to amp up the look by just a hint. Allowing the belt to focus on your waist, you know which body type this flatters. Perfect silhouette for rectangle and hourglass body types.
White Pencil Skirt with a Bomber Jacket
Flawless expression of athleisure with a basic tee and bomber jacket. Keeping the silhouette simple with a logo print tee and colorless strappy sandals, take the chance to rock a bomber jacket to elevate the look from basic chic to rocker chic. Bomber jackets don’t favor the strawberry body in any angle, while paving way to all the other body types.
This kind of a look is great for a pear shape. The length of the jacket finishing up at the buttocks helps cover up the mid-section for an apple shape. For a rectangle body type, start the skirt higher, creating the illusion of a defined waistline.
White Pencil Skirt with Boxy Tee
Keeping the essence of athleisure alive in an otherwise glamorous outfit with a boxy tee. Accessorizing is key in such a basic look. Take the look a few notches higher with a pop of color strappy detailed heels, some gold hoops and a studded hand held clutch. The star of the look being the chunky gold bracelet. Choose a skirt that fits through your hips to emphasize your hourglass figure, and pull up those sleeves to really streamline that body to work your perfect hourglass.
One of the easiest ways to wear a white pencil skirt is to tuck a cute tee into it and add pumps. The length of the top along with the hug of the skirt gives the illusion of a tiny waist, making that rectangle body type flaunt those non-existent curves.
So I hope these tips and outfit ideas were helpful. Which one of these ways to wear a white pencil skirt is your favorite? Lemme know below! And share your own outfit idea with us by tagging us on Instagram @shilpaahujadotcom!
Shazia Bargathullah is a regular freelance writer at ShilpaAhuja.com. She is also a fashion design graduate from iNIFD. Her journey started with a keen visual eye, an interest in styling and a passion for design. She has an expertise in modest fashion and writes about makeup tips, beauty trends and runway-inspired fashion ideas. She is also the author of the blog Devil Wears Parda. For comments and feedback, please email [email protected]