Tuesday, October 3, 2023

#WeekendWardrobe: Pull on a Pencil Skirt like Beverly Naya, Beyoncé & Osas Ighodaro

If you think pencil skirts are simply just for corporate occasions, think again – because the figure-friendly skirt is actually a must-have for any occasion heading your way this weekend, whether it’s night, day or any time in-between.

Flattering for all shapes and sizes, the mid-length garment offers a feminine, subtly sexy, streamlined silhouette – something even the fussiest of fashionistas can’t argue with. And – as proved by it’s appearance on stars from Beyonce to Kim and Kelly Rowland – it’s even a hit with the hottest celebrities;


Beyoncé (or should we say Queen B), who often keeps her fans updated via Instagram, uploaded a picture of herself doing the ‘boho chic’ thing, and rocking (you guessed it) a pencil skirt. The beautiful singer worked a colourful, chevron-print version from Topshop, which hugged her infamous curves and was complimented via an Aztec crop top. We love that she wore a hughstreet brand instead of designer wear, and off to the shops we go…

Another addition to the celebrity pencil skirt crew is British-born Nollywood actress Beverly Naya, who looked sexy and sassy in white for a recent photoshoot. Paired with a red, satin, detailed crop top, heeled sandals and bold red lips, she gives us a modern day pin-up look that’s easy to replicate.

And lastly, we have another member of the Nollywood family, Osas Ighodaro, spied looking fly in her figure-hugger. The gorgeous actress and former Miss Black USA rocked a silver pencil skirt with black side panels to the launch party for season 2 of Ndani TV’s The Juice. We can’t get over how stunning she is or how much we want steal her look.

Loving the ways pencil skirts can be styled? Well, simply shop our top five picks below and get styling some good looks of your own;

PencilSkirtscollage11. L.K. Bennett’s “Handa” Fitted Skirt, £145

This light grey tailored skirt is a great option if you have a formal event like a wedding or dinner to attend. If you’re worried about looking too reserved though, note the front split adds instant sex appeal.

2. Nicole Miller’s Sequin Pencil Skirt, £320

Want your skirt to be the talk of the town? If you answered yes, then try this silk-chiffon number by Nicole Miller. Amazing for evening and partywear, this piece can be worn with any piece of clothing and heels of your choice. Just be sure to keep your accessories to a minimum as the detailed embellishments will make up for it.

3. Opus’ “Rikitta” Pencil Skirt, £39

You know how black dresses are a wardrobe staple? Well black pencil skirts are too. This ribbed-type skirt is great for daywear or night, and can be worn with numerous things from your wardrobe.

4. Zsa Zsa’s Mixed Animal Print Bandage Pencil Skirt, £90

Suitable for any time of the day and any occasion, this pink leopard and zebra print pencil skirt is a cool, on-trend option. Team it with a crop top, sandals or heels and your outfit is sorted.

5. Jane Norman’s Floral Print Lace Pencil Skirt, £35

Figure-enhancing, flirty and floral are just a few words to describe this pencil skirt. If you want to be noticed wherever you go this weekend, throw on some court shoes to elongate your legs and show off your stature with ease.

Enjoy your weekend guys! And don’t forget to show us your outfits on Twitter and Instagram using @SPICETVAFRICA and the hashtag #WeekendWardrobe and/or #PencilSkirt.

Image source: Bellanaija.com, Eccentricglow.com, Glamazonblog.com, Polyvore.com

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