Definition of pencil skirt in US English:

pencil skirt


  • A very narrow straight skirt.

    ‘it looks sophisticated with the pencil skirt and pretty with the flared skirt’
    • ‘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 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.’
    • ‘This dress is also marvellous for travelling, as you can just fold the dress down into two layers and create a pencil skirt.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Now, with the return of retro dressing, the classic set takes centre stage again, worn this time with a sexy pencil 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.’
    • ‘She was the most stereotypical teacher she had ever seen, right down to the pencil skirt, sensible shoes and glasses.’
    • ‘She smoothed down her pencil skirt and walked to an empty table consciously.’
    • ‘While searching, she picked up a green pencil skirt, a cream cardigan and a pair of black slacks.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The knee length single-breasted coat in black & white check can be teamed with a pencil skirt for pure winter warmth.’
    • ‘It looks sophisticated with the pencil skirt and pretty with the flared skirt.’


pencil skirt

/ˈpensəl ˌskərt//ˈpɛnsəl ˌskərt/