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
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?!
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.
Pear shaped women can experiment with slightly longer, less-flouncy lengths that end right above the knee to show off those slender calves.
The Staple: 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.
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.
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.
Tell us, would you dare to wear a tutu or stay safe yet classy in a pencil skirt?