Trends v/s Staples: Pencil skirt v/s Tutu Skirt

We at SC love indulging in a good fashion debate every now and then – case-in-point, the tutu v/s the pencil. Read on to find out how we’re skirting the issue.

The Trend: Tutu skirt

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The case: The Sex and the city theme song is already playing in our heads when we think of a tutu skirt – a young Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) walking around a busy street in New York, in her candy pop tulle number looking super chic, get the picture?!

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SC Jury’s Verdict: While the tutu may have originated from a traditional ballet costume, we can’t all be prancing around like Natalie Portman à la Black Swan. Although it makes a good case for being a cute girly-girl must have – the tutu just may not be for everyone. It’s the perfect addition to a column figured dame with a lack of a derrière, as the flounce adds the illusion of some.

Need an illusion of a behind? Go flouncy, go short!
Need an illusion of a behind? Go flouncy, go short!

Pear shaped women can experiment with slightly longer, less-flouncy lengths that end right above the knee to show off those slender calves.

Try the tutu in a knee-skimming length
Try the tutu in a knee-skimming length
Give it your own style spin - wear it with a pair of kicks
Give it your own style spin – wear it with a pair of kicks

The Staple: Pencil Skirt

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Marilyn Monroe owned the pencil skirt!
Marilyn Monroe owned the pencil skirt!

The case: Ever since Christian Dior introduced the pencil skirt in the late ’40s (formerly the H-line silhouette), it has gained much of a fan following among all power dressers alike. Whether a work lunch or a bar crawl, whatever the occasion, the pencil skirt is the classic piece that will never fade out of style.

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SC Jury’s Verdict: Trends come and go, but the pencil skirt is here to stay. Whatever your body shape, there’s a style of pencil skirt out there for you. Yes, we know, the pear shaped women are shaking their heads in disagreement, but having a curvy lower half hasn’t scared the Kim-K’s of the world.

The ever-evolving style game-changer - Kim Kardashian West
The ever-evolving style game-changer – Kim Kardashian West

She may have had a lot more of misses than hits, but confidence is key when trying to pull off this sheath-like silhouette with ease. But, if you’re still fearful, a structured, origami-esque peplum top might just do the trick of drawing the attention away from your definitive curves.

Own your curves or choose to subtly hide it with this style
Own your curves or choose to subtly hide it with this style

Case dismissed!

Tell us, would you dare to wear a tutu or stay safe yet classy in a pencil skirt?

 

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