Holiday outfit: Forever21 bodycon pencil skirts

Forever21 store is one of the most well-known shops around the world, I for one have known about it for the longest time but it took me heading to Korea to actually find something that I like. I have been to a couple of their stores here in the UK but I have only ever bought one thing that I liked and that was skinny jeans which on me don’t look like skinny jeans more like normal pair of jeans. So you can imagine my surprise when I escorted a friend of mine whilst we were in Korea to pick out an outfit and I stumbled upon some lovely looking bodycon pencil skirts. I don’t know why but outside shorts, basic and bodycon pencil skirts are my favourite and what do I mean by basic! It basically means that ‘basic’ no style or pattern or print on then just your standard basic skirt.

 

bodycon pencil skirts

 

I picked up one in cream to wear out when I was clubbing and I glowed in the club as in literally you could spot me from yards and yards away but I still loved how it hugged my non-existent hips, my pert derrière shone like a diamond. I fell in love all over again so much that the next day I went back and picked up 2 more in dark blue and light grey.

The beauty about bodycon pencil skirts is that you can never dress them wrong even if you really tried. The skirts I picked up were really soft material and reached my knees but when walking they rose up which was fine by me as they didn’t rise up past dignity. As I have mentioned above you can never dress bodycon pencil skirts wrong, because they are really basic you can either play the top part up or keep it simple. I am one for doing both, dependent on the mood.

For my first outfit choice dressing bodycon pencil skirts, I chose to wear a white/black striped short sleeve bodysuit, paired that with some flats and a throw over cardigan for when the nights got chilly. Accessories wise I kept it simple with a nice watch and studs.

For my second outfit choice, I opted to wear another striped shirt elbow length and paired with some canvas. The weather was perfect so no need for cardigans and I felt I didn’t need accessories.

There so many ways you can dress the bodycon pencil skirts but as always with my outfit tips, do what’s comfortable for you. The ideas I share are those that have either worked for me or I am not shy to attempt.

How would you dress a bodycon pencil skirts?

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  1. May 27, 2016 / 12:09 pm

    Hi Miranda,

    I am not a fan of pencil skirts on me but I love seeing other women wearing them. Though you are right, you cannot really go wrong with styling a pencil skirt. Great picks and post, thank you!

    Zaria

    • May 28, 2016 / 5:21 am

      Hi Zaria, thanks

  2. May 24, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    I am totally in love with pencil skits…love..love them. They do something to your outfit especially with heels. What program did you use to put the outfits together?

    • May 24, 2016 / 10:22 pm

      Thanks Mardene, I used polyvore

  3. May 22, 2016 / 3:46 am

    Those pencil skirts look great! I love how you paired the striped top with the blue skirt. Fabulous!

    • May 22, 2016 / 5:45 am

      Thanks Hannah

  4. May 19, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    I love the way pencil skirts look, and accentuate certain figures. I haven’t gotten one from Forever 21 before, though.

    • May 19, 2016 / 6:38 pm

      Me too, I love them

  5. May 19, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    Your post came at such a good time. I looove body con skirts so yes, I’m going to visit F21 soon. The skirts are versatile and look nice for day wear & even for night outs.

    • May 19, 2016 / 4:27 pm

      I am glad to hear that

  6. May 19, 2016 / 11:05 am

    I don’t wear skirts at all so I have no idea how to style one to be honest 🙁

    • May 19, 2016 / 12:42 pm

      Awww bless just throw together something that works for you

  7. Michelle Blackwood
    May 19, 2016 / 4:50 am

    Love all the outfits, I wore pencil skirts when I was younger but it’s no longer my style but my daughter loves them.

    • May 19, 2016 / 6:07 am

      Thanks

  8. CourtneyLynne
    May 19, 2016 / 3:29 am

    Oooooo I just love a good pencil skirt!!!!! When I was living in FL and went to a lot of events I wore a ton of them!

    • May 19, 2016 / 6:06 am

      That sounds really nice, I am loving them too

  9. May 18, 2016 / 9:46 pm

    I am not a huge bodycon fan- I prefer 60s style dresses but you’ve styled them great.

    • May 18, 2016 / 10:04 pm

      Thanks Jenna

  10. May 18, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    I do love a good pencil skirt, I actually wish I owned more than I do now that I’ve read your post. I’m loving the blue one in your post, such a gorgeous colour! x

    • May 18, 2016 / 6:53 pm

      Thanks Charli, I am hoping my numbers as I am loving them loads

  11. May 18, 2016 / 5:34 pm

    I actually love pencil skirts but I don’t think they are flattering to my shape! Love your pieces!

    • May 18, 2016 / 5:43 pm

      Thanks Claudia

  12. May 18, 2016 / 4:53 pm

    I would dress a bodycon pencil skirts with a nice and simple top, light-colored cardigan and a white sneakers. I don’t know how would I look with this because I haven’t tried yet. 🙂

    • May 18, 2016 / 5:41 pm

      Hahahaha that happens all the time to me

  13. May 18, 2016 / 4:24 pm

    A fabulous selection of outfits! I especially love that blue one and the black with white lower stripe. SO easy to style too x

    • May 18, 2016 / 5:40 pm

      Aww thanks Tanya

  14. May 18, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    I used to love body con skirts, back when I had curves, I’m more heavy on top now though so they just look wrong on me but I get what you mean about forver 21. It’s got beautiful things but nothing that I’d really buy for myself.. glad you found something after searching through them for so long! ^_^

    • May 18, 2016 / 1:16 pm

      I am heavy top too (slightly) but yes it took me a while to find something decent that I liked

  15. May 18, 2016 / 12:56 pm

    I actually love pencil skirts and don’t think I have ever worn a pencil skirt before. Definitely give it a try!!

    • May 18, 2016 / 1:11 pm

      I am loving them too

  16. Kita
    May 18, 2016 / 9:48 am

    Cute skirts. I can’t wear this style because it doesn’t work with my shape but I love the styles.

    • May 18, 2016 / 10:32 am

      Thanks Kitav

  17. May 18, 2016 / 6:45 am

    I need to buy more basic attire. The older I get the more I try to buy more staple pieces because it can be interchangeable so many ways! I would love to own a couple of body suits this summer too!

    • May 18, 2016 / 6:46 am

      I know what you mean, that has been my focus lately

  18. May 18, 2016 / 4:11 am

    I love Forever 21 stores and their clothes are so cute!! Cute outfit!!!

    • May 18, 2016 / 4:27 am

      Thanks Nikka

  19. Michele D
    May 18, 2016 / 2:15 am

    I’ve never wore a pencil skirt before but I love the look on others. Love this collection!

    • May 18, 2016 / 4:27 am

      Thanks Michele

  20. Bonnie @wemake7
    May 18, 2016 / 1:52 am

    I don’t think I have ever worn a pencil skirt before. I would love to buy one and see how good it looks on me.

    • May 18, 2016 / 4:26 am

      I think it would look also, definitely give it a try

  21. Kathy
    May 17, 2016 / 11:30 pm

    I actually love pencil skirts. I think they’re very classy. I love the collage you have here. It’s got a lot of great items.

    • May 18, 2016 / 12:19 am

      Thanks Kathy

  22. May 17, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    My favorite is the black skirt! I want to go shopping now!

    • May 17, 2016 / 11:03 pm

      Hahaha I am right behind you

  23. May 17, 2016 / 10:02 pm

    I am loving all those skirts but my favourite is the brown one.

    • May 17, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      Thanks Melanie I love them all

  24. May 17, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    I really like the coffee coloured skirt and those earring are just so cute! My daughter would love them

    • May 17, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      Thanks Candace

  25. May 17, 2016 / 9:50 pm

    My daughter would love the pencil skirts. The outfits are very cute.

    • May 17, 2016 / 9:55 pm

      Thanks Laura

  26. May 17, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    My daughter loves pencil skirts and we both love the camisoles from forever 21

    • May 17, 2016 / 8:23 pm

      They are so versatile pencil skirts

  27. May 17, 2016 / 8:06 pm

    Cute outfit!!! I love those rabbit earrings!!

    • May 17, 2016 / 8:10 pm

      Thanks Maya

  28. May 17, 2016 / 6:33 pm

    I LOVE the look of the black and white stripes with the bright blue skirt! So cute!

    • May 17, 2016 / 8:06 pm

      Thank Shannon

  29. Lexie Lane
    May 17, 2016 / 6:19 pm

    These are great picks. I love to shop at Forever 21. The skirts are gorgeous!

    • May 17, 2016 / 8:05 pm

      Thanks Lexie

  30. May 17, 2016 / 5:13 pm

    I feel forever young with their clothes! I used to skip them for other outlets but I decided to go with them one day and I never looked back. If it’s all about skirts that never tire, I’m all in!

    • May 17, 2016 / 5:56 pm

      That’s awesome

  31. May 17, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    I’m a huge fan of stripy tops and i think they look great on me. This is a great collection and that blue skirt is gorgeous.

    • May 17, 2016 / 5:55 pm

      Thanks so much Angela

  32. May 17, 2016 / 3:57 pm

    I’d never thought of wearing a bodysuit with a pencil skirt but that would solve the problem of any unwanted lines or shirts coming up! Fab outfit idea 🙂

    • May 17, 2016 / 3:58 pm

      Thanks Laura, it certainly solved it for me

  33. May 17, 2016 / 3:35 pm

    Both of those outfits are lovely and I like that you could mix and match all of the items x

    • May 17, 2016 / 3:58 pm

      Thanks Rachel

  34. May 17, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    I haven’t really got the body for body con anything but I used to love wearing them years ago.

    • May 17, 2016 / 2:55 pm

      Awww bless!!!

  35. May 17, 2016 / 10:11 am

    I sadly don’t have the figure for wearing a pencil skirt but great outfit ideas. xx

    • May 17, 2016 / 10:18 am

      I think anyone can pull off a pencil skirt

  36. May 17, 2016 / 9:14 am

    I am such a fan of pencil skirts, I really think they compliment everyone! I love that blue one!

    • May 17, 2016 / 10:17 am

      I agree they sure do

  37. May 17, 2016 / 7:43 am

    I wear a shorter style body con skirt for work. BT recently I’ve been thinking about getting a longer length one. ☺ Love how you’ve put together here.

    • May 17, 2016 / 7:58 am

      I have a shorter one two but I am loving these long ones for work

  38. May 17, 2016 / 7:30 am

    I love the outfit! The body con pencil skirts look amazing

    • May 17, 2016 / 7:38 am

      Thanks Rika

  39. May 17, 2016 / 7:14 am

    I don’t think I have the figure for a pencil skirt, but perhaps this brand might change my mind on that. They look lovely!

    • May 17, 2016 / 7:15 am

      I think we can all pull of pencil skirts 😊

  40. May 17, 2016 / 7:13 am

    We also have Forever 21 here and it’s also really famous here. They do have a lot of excellent outfits and accessories.

    • May 17, 2016 / 7:15 am

      That they do indeed

  41. May 17, 2016 / 6:38 am

    I love pencil skirts and other body conscious styles. They work beautifully with body con tops or flowing, looser tops. Love it!

    • May 17, 2016 / 7:15 am

      Thanks Sam, I am getting into the bodycon world

  42. May 17, 2016 / 4:59 am

    I love these skirts and how you have styled them – my daughters love Forever 21 stores. Kaz x

    • May 17, 2016 / 6:03 am

      Thanks Kaz

  43. Elizabeth O.
    May 17, 2016 / 4:57 am

    Pencil skirts are a classic and it’s always going to be my go-to outfit on events that require me to wear smart casual clothes. It’s perfect for everyday office wear too. I love how it compliments a woman’s body.

    • May 17, 2016 / 6:03 am

      I know right, it’s perfect

  44. May 17, 2016 / 3:53 am

    I love spring – the return of skirts! I always find the coolest pieces at Forever 21, I will have to go check out these skirts!

    • May 17, 2016 / 6:02 am

      Hope you manage to get some as they are too cute to miss

  45. May 17, 2016 / 3:34 am

    I love pencil skirts. These are all gorgeous. I also love the striped top.

    • May 17, 2016 / 6:02 am

      Thanks

  46. May 17, 2016 / 1:35 am

    I hadn’t shopped at Forever 21 for probably a decade until a friend recently got me back into their basics. I really like that you chosen to dress down the pencil skirt which is unexpected.

    • May 17, 2016 / 6:02 am

      Thanks Rebecca didn’t even know F21 has been around for that long

    • May 17, 2016 / 12:06 am

      Thanks

  47. May 16, 2016 / 11:32 pm

    I love bodycon pencil skirts, they’re so flattering! I have the same thing with Forever 21 as you do, I see the clothes and advertisements and other people posting cute outfits they got from F21, but every time I step foot into a store, I almost never find anything! Maybe I’ll have to fly over to Korea to find some clothes hahaha

    • May 17, 2016 / 12:05 am

      Hahahaha maybe Korea is where it’s at lol, thanks for stopping

  48. May 16, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    I love body con skirts they are so comfy I have so many. I love the little bunny ear rings as well they are adorable x

    • May 17, 2016 / 12:05 am

      They sure are comfy, thanks for stopping by

  49. May 16, 2016 / 8:53 pm

    I have fallen in love with bodycon pencil skirts of late, you can put so many looks together based on them. I struggle with Forever 21’s sizing sadly, I have a couple of tops but always end up sending things back

    • May 16, 2016 / 9:12 pm

      I know what you mean about sizing, I struggled too but I am glad I went in store for these pencil skirts

  50. May 16, 2016 / 8:37 pm

    I’m loving the skirts. The black one is my favorite. I love the bodysuit you picked for it!

    • May 16, 2016 / 8:46 pm

      Thanks so much I love bodysuits too

    • May 16, 2016 / 8:45 pm

      Hahahaha

  51. May 16, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    I would love to be able to wear a pencil skirt! I’m afraid my body type doesn’t lend itself well to pencil skirts, but I bet they look AH-MAZE-ING on you!!

    • May 16, 2016 / 8:28 pm

      Aww bless and thanks

  52. May 16, 2016 / 8:15 pm

    I love a good pencil skirt! They are perfect for summer holidays! Those bunny earrings are also so cute! xo

    • May 16, 2016 / 8:28 pm

      Thanks Rachel, I love them too

  53. May 16, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    I’m a Forever 21 fan, some items are hit or miss but over all they are a win for me. I shop online much more than I do in store . I don’t like the long lines and they have better selections.
    I love a good pencil skirt and I have tons of them from there.

    • May 16, 2016 / 8:27 pm

      I am with you on lone queues but I was lucky in Korea it was fairly quite day of shopping

  54. May 16, 2016 / 7:57 pm

    I LOVE those skirts! I would really love to be able to wear them this year! I’m only 5″4, and kinda stalky – do you think I could pull off this type of skirt??

    • May 16, 2016 / 8:27 pm

      I think you can, it’s a matter of comfortability and how you want to style them

  55. May 16, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Bodycon skirts always make me so nervous… but maybe I need to hop back onto this trend. I have a bachelorette party coming up in June in New Orleans and we’re all supposed to wear head-to-toe black when we go out one night. As somebody who doesn’t own a single piece of clothing in black, I am SO flummoxed as to what to buy for the occasion… but maybe I’ll get one of these bodycon skirts and call it a day! 🙂
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

    • May 16, 2016 / 8:26 pm

      You should definitely get back on trend and try them out and you won’t regret it

  56. May 16, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    What a lovely range of clothing. Sounds like your skirt is very versatile and you will get lots of wear from it.

    • May 16, 2016 / 8:25 pm

      Couldn’t agree more, thanks Nayna

  57. May 16, 2016 / 7:39 pm

    I love a good basic skirt, as you say you can dress them up or down as necessary 🙂 I love that royal blue colour!

    Jess xo

    • May 16, 2016 / 8:24 pm

      Me too, that’s their beauty easily dressed

  58. May 16, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    I was just in Forever 21 looking at those skirts and I didn’t buy one! I am kicking myself now! They look so cute but I didn’t have time to try them on but now I have to go back and get at least one!

    • May 16, 2016 / 6:34 pm

      Omg you have to go back and get some lol

  59. May 16, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    Those pencil skirts are so fab! Love the photos too, can’t wait for the next blog post 😉

    • May 16, 2016 / 6:32 pm

      Awww finals so Amy

  60. May 16, 2016 / 5:58 pm

    I can to admit I so do not have the body for anything bodycon, however I love the colours of these skirts and the way you have styled them is awesome. x

    • May 16, 2016 / 5:59 pm

      Thanks Sarah

  61. May 16, 2016 / 5:26 pm

    Those cobalt skirt is gorgeous and I love the monochromatic top! The white ribbed skirt is cute too!

    • May 16, 2016 / 5:29 pm

      Thanks Ana

  62. May 16, 2016 / 5:23 pm

    It is good to know that pencil skirts can be worn by us non hip girls. They are so cute!

    • May 16, 2016 / 5:29 pm

      Hahahaha, thanks Tara

  63. May 16, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    I have never worn pencil skirts, but they look pretty fancy. I bet I would feel extremely professional wearing them!

    • May 16, 2016 / 5:28 pm

      That’s why I was trying to make it look down dressed

  64. May 16, 2016 / 5:09 pm

    I love the skirts, I have a few like this and find them so comfortable to wear x

    • May 16, 2016 / 5:13 pm

      I have ordered a few more

  65. May 16, 2016 / 4:40 pm

    I wear these kinds of skirts a lot to work because I feel they can look really smart x

    • May 16, 2016 / 5:13 pm

      I have started to too pairing them with a nice blazer

  66. May 16, 2016 / 3:58 pm

    I’ve never been much of a skirt wearer – find it more practical to live in jeans – but I love the look with the long cardigan, think that would definitely work for me!

    • May 16, 2016 / 4:09 pm

      I love jeans too but lately it’s skirts that are winning this war in my wardrobe lol

  67. May 16, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    I have never been one to wear skirts. I do love those black flats they look comfortable!

    • May 16, 2016 / 3:43 pm

      Hahaha I love skirts big time

  68. May 16, 2016 / 3:11 pm

    Whhaaaattt, they have stores in the UK? I went when I visited Florida a few years ago but none of the things suited me. It reminded me a bit of Primark and I found their sizing really small. So many pretty prints, but just too short for me!

    • May 16, 2016 / 3:42 pm

      Yep!!! They do, in London Oxford street has one that’s were I got the ‘skinny jeans’ which are not exactly skinny lol, the sizing is weird

  69. May 16, 2016 / 2:57 pm

    I love that you included trainers in one of the looks. Since I was little I have loved the likes of converse with dresses. It’s feminine yet sporty and the skirt will take you from day to night. Really cute picks. Pencil skirts really never go out of style.

    • May 16, 2016 / 3:40 pm

      I am glad to hear that, I have recently fallen in love with trainers/converse and wearing them more than anything else

  70. May 16, 2016 / 2:56 pm

    Apparently I need to buy some pencil skirts. I am all for clothes that can easily go with anything.

    • May 16, 2016 / 3:39 pm

      Hahaha, you should pencil skirts are exactly that simple and goes with everything

  71. May 16, 2016 / 2:33 pm

    I just love pencil skirts! These are some of the cutest I’ve seen 🙂

    • May 16, 2016 / 3:37 pm

      I know right, you can’t go wrong with them

  72. May 16, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Pencil skirts are my favorite and they always compliment my figure. Thanks for showing me new ways the wear them. Love all the looks you shared.

    • May 16, 2016 / 3:37 pm

      I am glad to hear that and thanks

  73. May 16, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    I love body con dresses and skirts! I usually pair mine with a boyfriend blazer to balance everything out. Definitely check out BCBG and T by Alexander Wang if you want to invest in some more of them.

    – Elodie x

    http://www.elle-yeah.com

    • May 16, 2016 / 3:37 pm

      I will thanks Elodies and a nice suggestion with the boyfriend blazer

  74. May 16, 2016 / 1:26 pm

    I am not a big body-con dresser, but I love your styling tips, and could definitely layer a sweater and a striped tee over the skirt as shown! I’ll have to try it as Forever 21 is a nice place to make an initial inexpensive purchase, and there is one locally here in a mall. xoxo stay inspired! Robin from THE INSPIRED (http://www.theinspired.life)

    • May 16, 2016 / 3:36 pm

      Glad to hear that Robin, I was never one for bodycon’s before but I am converted lol

  75. May 16, 2016 / 1:14 pm

    I would rock mine with white shirt. Never shopped Forever 21 though. I should pop into 1.

    • May 16, 2016 / 3:35 pm

      That would look good too

  76. May 16, 2016 / 1:04 pm

    I didn’t realise Forever 21 was still going in the UK – The 2 stores that I am familiar with are no longer open. My eldest daughter loves a good mooch in there!

    • May 16, 2016 / 1:10 pm

      They still are to my knowledge, I might need to check them out again to be sure lol

  77. May 16, 2016 / 12:05 pm

    I like to balance out a bodycon skirt with a looser fit tunic shirt, although I also pair them with a tank top and unbuttoned blouse.

    • May 16, 2016 / 12:06 pm

      I want to try that out too with a blouse as usually it’s tank top only or loose shirts

  78. May 16, 2016 / 11:49 am

    I *probably* have the right shape for bodycon skirts but I’ve always thought of them as more of a dressy option, you’ve made me see how easy it would be to wear them more casually so maybe I’ll go pick one up too, great post 🙂 xx

    • May 16, 2016 / 12:03 pm

      Hahaha, thanks Charlotte I am glad to hear that

  79. May 16, 2016 / 11:42 am

    Great outfit ideas 🙂 I love bodycon pencil skirts too – they’re so easy to wear!

    Telina | Love, Telina

    • May 16, 2016 / 12:02 pm

      Thanks Telina, me too

  80. Vanessa
    May 16, 2016 / 11:35 am

    Nice blog. Love the photos.

    • May 16, 2016 / 12:02 pm

      Thanks Vanessa

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