Definition of pencil skirt in US English:

pencil skirt

noun

  • A very narrow straight skirt.

    ‘it looks sophisticated with the pencil skirt and pretty with the flared skirt’
    • ‘Now, with the return of retro dressing, the classic set takes centre stage again, worn this time with a sexy pencil skirt.’
    • ‘Here, a young woman in a pencil skirt and long-sleeved blouse collapses in the arms of her partner as though surrendering to some undetermined assault.’
    • ‘Instead, choose narrow trousers rather than full, or try a knee-length pencil skirt; either choice becomes brilliantly viable when you realise the bottom-concealing virtue of this type of tailoring.’
    • ‘Wear them separately, the blazer with jeans and shirt and the pencil skirt with a dressy white top for the hot office look.’
    • ‘She was wearing a grey two-piece suit with a pencil skirt, a cream silk blouse and red high heels.’
    • ‘Her talent for dressmaking showed early when she customised her school uniform to emulate the fashionable pencil skirt and made sleeveless shifts from exactly one yard of fabric.’
    • ‘Practical and smart separates like tank tops worn under printed chiffon tops or a pencil skirt worn with a swingy, sharp-shouldered jacket presents an exceptional sense of fashion.’
    • ‘The embroidered jacket, for instance, looks good with jeans or even a tailored pencil skirt, but resembles costume when worn with the rest of the Russian look.’
    • ‘The knee length single-breasted coat in black & white check can be teamed with a pencil skirt for pure winter warmth.’
    • ‘While searching, she picked up a green pencil skirt, a cream cardigan and a pair of black slacks.’
    • ‘She was the most stereotypical teacher she had ever seen, right down to the pencil skirt, sensible shoes and glasses.’
    • ‘The good news is that the pencil skirt is a classic and an asset to most well - dressed women's wardrobes.’
    • ‘She opened her show with business wear, starting with a beautifully fitted navy wool (light pinstripe) jacket with shirred collar and cuffs paired with a pencil skirt, and we were off to the races.’
    • ‘She was wearing a black bikini-top, a fluorescent-pink pencil skirt, black boots and a white baseball cap.’
    • ‘She smoothed down her pencil skirt and walked to an empty table consciously.’
    • ‘This dress is also marvellous for travelling, as you can just fold the dress down into two layers and create a pencil skirt.’
    • ‘It looks sophisticated with the pencil skirt and pretty with the flared skirt.’
    • ‘She wore a scarlet pencil skirt with a professional white blouse and jacket.’
    • ‘In the end you pull out a black pencil skirt and a simple but nice red v-neck sweater.’
    • ‘I cast my eyes over the chocolate fabric of my knee-length pencil skirt for creases, finding none, and dipped my gaze to the conservative black of my kitten heels to check for scuff marks, which were also absent.’

Pronunciation

pencil skirt

/ˈpensəl ˌskərt//ˈpɛnsəl ˌskərt/