Trashy Diva Pencil Skirt

Darts make a difference!

This post was written by Lindy Shopper.

It’s been a couple of months since I praised Trashy Diva, so we’re long overdue.

I’d like to highlight their pencil skirt, which I have “seen” before, but didn’t “notice” until today. I’ve had several people request information on where to find a good pencil skirt, but I have not been as helpful because I usually run in the other direction when I hear the words “pencil skirt,” much like “skinny jeans” and “leggings” – all highly unflattering items on my figure.

However, I believe that the pencil skirt is not an impossibility, it is just given a bad rap by the tubes of fabric retailers are calling pencil skirts these days. I have a pencil skirt of my grandmother’s from the late 1950’s/early 1960’s in gold brocade and the fit is divine, but the difference between this skirt and modern pencil skirts I’ve seen is that it has a waist. That nip makes a nice illusion and line that comes down from the top of your hips and gives the illusion that the skirt is hugging your shape, rather than actually clinging to it, like modern skirts – one reeks of desperation, the other does not.

But do not despair! The Trashy Diva pencil skirt is a dead ringer for my grandmother’s skirt and I have high hopes for it. I might even break down and buy one, if I am feeling ambitious. It comes in so many colors – black, gray, red, white, blue, pink, green, floral, polka dot, leopard – it will be hard to decide!

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3 responses to “Trashy Diva Pencil Skirt

  1. Lindy Shopper: I have found amazing vintage pencil skirts in DAV’s, Goodwill’s, and other consignment stores. The “pendleton” brand (usually on the label inside of the jacket/skirt) are particularly well made, dance fantastically, and look great on curvy girls and curveless girls alike. Bonus: they usually have a size tag on the inside that is the vintage size of the outfit- most goodwill workers just see that size (in my case a vintage 18) and place it in the extra large section where it is easy to spot, and where it is over looked by many ;).
    Please post pictures of how this one fits if you end up buying it!

  2. You know, now that I think of it – the modern take on the pencil skirt is highly unforgiving for the whole tummy area – but with those old-fashioned skirts with darts, it just doesn’t seem to be as much of a problem. Do you think this skirt is danceable?

    • I personally don’t like the limitations of a pencil skirt, so I would say no to just about any pencil skirt, based on my personal danceablility requirements. However, the fabric they use does have some stretch, so there should be some movement to the shape.

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