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The pencil skirt. It’s so incredibly iconic within the fashion world. The LuLaRoe Cassie is no less iconic. I’m not going to lie. When I first thought about trying on a Cassie, I was terrified. I’ve got a whole lot of junk in my trunk, and I was scared that wearing this skirt would look like 2 cats fighting to get out of a sack. Friends, I couldn’t have been further from the truth. This skirt is sewn together with MAGIC! It’s incredibly flattering, comfortable, and nowhere near as scary as I thought it would. Let’s break down the history of the pencil skirt and cover some styling tips!
The History of the Pencil Skirt
The pencil skirt has been around for quite some time. It is a modification of the “Hobble skirt” that Ballet Russes wore pre-World War I. However, the current trend of the pencil skirt was introduced by French designer Christian Dior in the 1940’s, but it really took off with his Autumn/Winter collection of 1954. This skirt was meant to be tight to show off a women’s curves, but it impeded a woman’s ability to walk, especially if it fell below the knee. That iconic slit in the back that many of these skirts features wasn’t just for some sex appeal, it facilitated walking with a normal gait! The pencil skirt has been credited with raising the popularity of the dance the twist because it was a style that was easy for women to do when this skirt was restrictive to large steps or kicks.
The pencil skirt was a favorite of many Hollywood’s darlings, including Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, and Grace Kelly. In the late 1960’s, teens felt that the pencil skirt was dated, so they opted for mini skirts. Thankfully, the pencil skirt has seen a resurgence in popularity recently!
How To Style The LuLaRoe Cassie
Trust me, I get it. How to style your new LuLaRoe Cassie can be slightly intimidating! Don’t worry friends, I’ll break it down for you!
Dressing Down the LuLaRoe Cassie
Everyone always thinks of the pencil skirt dressed up or for business. Honestly, one of my favorite ways to style the Cassie is in a more casual way. I’m a big fan of throwing on a Cassie, some converse and a good graphic tee! During summer, I love to throw on a Cassie with a tank top. This outfit hits all 4 of the C’s. It’s cute, casual, comfortable, and cool!
Styling Your Pencil Skirt For Work
This is honestly how most people expect to wear a pencil skirt, like the Cassie. They assume that the Cassie is only for work, but I feel like the last paragraph showed you differently! However, if I’m going to wear a Cassie in a professional setting, I love to throw on some heels (usually wedges because I’m accident-prone), a cute shirt, and either a sweater or blazer.
So basically, the Cassie can (and should) be a work horse of your closet. It’s incredibly versatile, comfortable, and easy to wear. Let me know, what are your favorite ways to wear a Cassie skirt?
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