Continued from the series: The Ultimate Guide to Shopping & Styling Vintage
The original pencil skirt was first designed by the French designer Christian Dior in the 1940’s.
Figure flattering and uber sexy this design has never really fallen out of fashion. This is evident in the photos I have chosen above of Marilyn Monroe and Rachel Jensen. They almost look like they are wearing the exact same version of the classic black pencil skirt.
Vintage versions were high waisted, long and sleek and fell to or just below the knee.