Who can forget the quiet storm Monica Bellucci embodies as Malena, a film directed and written by Giuseppe Tornatore, when she's walking down the street in a beautiful pencil skirt?
Or Penelope Cruz in the much acclaimed Volver directed by Pedro Almodovar, the pencil skirts she's wearing throughout the movie add up to her character as a voluptuous yet self-contained woman.
This season, it makes a come back, probably the most emblematic skirt is from the influential Gucci catwalk show, when Frida Giannini decided to use colour and flowers for Autumn/Winter.
She gave her magic touch to this supposed contradiction and Anna Dello Russo, the Editor at Large and creative consultant for Vogue Japan, caused quite a stir amongst the fashion crowd when she wore the green python straight skirt during Milan Fashion Week.
Carine Roitfeld, former editor of French Vogue, also loves the sexy embrace of this tailored garment, in this picture in particular, she's wearing Alexander Wang.
But my favorite version is from Proenza Shouler, in a bold colour and with the wrap effect, it's simply adorable!
It's worth investing in one pencil skirt this season, it's a classic that keeps coming back to fashion and if you manage to be healthy and keep your weight you can wear it forever and always look smart.
When you see a woman wearing a pencil skirt you see someone dynamic, who moves around and has a successful career, it's ideal for a job interview. I leave you with other fabulous pencil skirts...
|Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors - Sources: Matchesfashion.com / Net-a-porter.com|
If you love the leather skirt but cannot afford the designer price tag, Whistles has a less expensive version. If you're more edgy and love kinky fabrics, Marc Jacobs has a latex pencil skirt and both Maison Martin Margiela and Gucci have them in patent-leather.
|Monica Bellucci in The Matrix Revolutions|
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