No matter what your shape and size, a pencil skirt is every woman’s secret weapon. Whether you want to wow in the boardroom or in the bar, these wonderfully versatile styles are here to transform your wardrobe and ready to shop right now…
No woman’s wardrobe is complete without a pencil skirt.
Arguably one of the hardest working pieces you’ll ever own, the perfect pencil should highlight the waist and skims the hips, creating curves in all the right places.
Whilst other skirts may fall in and out of fashion – the mini, the maxi, the skort – you can always rely on the pencil for creating a silhouette that is classy and timeless. Whether you need to show you mean business in the boardroom, or want a figure-hugging look for the bar, the pencil skirt is the ultimate fashion multitasker.
From butter-soft leather to lace, sequins and attention-grabbing shades, these new styles prove that pencil skirts are anything but boring. Take a look at our edit of the very best pencil skirts, designed to suit all figures and budgets.
This sleek striped fitted skirt from Max Mara is made with 100% pure wool for a luxurious feel.
The grey and off white snake print on this Alice and Olivia skirt is already undeniably sexy, so the only question is, will you wear the split at the front or the back?
Bring some mermaid vibes to your wardrobe in the form of this sequined skirt by Alice and Olivia.
Make a statement with this bold asymmetric number from MSGM. Let the skirt do the talking by pairing it with monochrome accessories.
The knee-skimming hem of this lacey sequined number from Coast has our hearts aflutter.
Intricate lacework in a classic red – could this be the sexiest pencil skirt ever?
The subtle shimmer of this D. Exterior bouclé skirt is perfect for dressing up your officewear.
This sheer open knit skirt from T by Alexander Wang is ideal for the warmer months.
Black and white gingham is the perfect officewear print. Style this high waisted midi with a black polo neck and heeled ankle boots.
Because we all need a plain black pencil skirt in our workwear wardrobes. Opt for this stretchy knit for maximum versatility.
The silver jewel embellishments to this lined mesh pencil skirt are reminiscent of a sparkling winter night – perfect for Christmas.
The perfect party piece from Grey and Willow. Team it with a slinky cami and strappy heels or dress it down with a chunky knit and boots.
We’re swept up in a gothic romance with the rose print embroidery and lace appliqué on this Missguided pencil skirt.
Jump on the metallic pleated skirt trend with this fitted number from New Look.
The asymmetric hem, daring split and statement bow to the front of this skirt are balanced by the classic nude colouring.
Go for romance with this emerald lacy number from Topshop.
Sometimes simple is best, and the tie waist on this wrap midi from New Look is the only detailing we need to fall in love.
Just when you thought a pencil skirt couldn’t get any sexier, Whistles offer soft black leather with a discreet split to the hem.
If black leather is too bold for you, try this beautiful mink colour instead. With a satin waistband, this is the perfect feminine take on a leather pencil skirt. Well worth the splurge if you ask us!
We’re always looking to add more animal print to our wardrobes, and the sporty waistband on this berry print skirt from Next is a unique touch.
A statement gold zip adds a subtle asymmetry to this classic pencil silhouette.
Take this fringed midi from day to night with a change of footwear. It’ll look equally great with both stompy flats and killer stilletos.
Add a pop of colour to your workwear wardrobe that will look equally gorgeous with both black and white.
A statement pencil skirt for those who prefer to keep things understated. Graphic black lace over a nude lining is both striking and feminine.
Pair this romantic macramé lace beauty from Red Valentino with a bomber and chunky boots for an effortless street style look.
The navy and brick red colour palette of this geometric crochet midi from Sandro makes it ideal for autumn.
Bandaging effect and heavy silver studs add a punky feel to a workwear classic.
The blue-grey hue of this wrap skirt from Self-Portrait is unusually pretty. Keep things simple with a clean, fitted silhouette and a D ring belt.
We adore the sports stripe down the sides of this otherwise ultra feminine pick from Pinko.
You can never go wrong with sequins and sparkles during party season.