The Pencil Skirt

I have recently fallen in love with skirts, especially the pencil skirt. My preferred choice is the midi length and looks good on most people. It is very flattering and in my opinion it is both sexy & classy and can be dressed up or down. For myself, I like the midi length pencil skirt because I am 5”9½ with long legs and I am sat in a wheelchair, so skirts will come up shorter.

Something that I have to think about, sitting in a wheel chair, is that it gives the appearance of your hips and thighs appearing wider… I do also have a big bust, this combination results in me having an hourglass looking shape – so why not take advantage of that?

I prefer to wear a pattern or colour on my bottom half when I am wearing a darker colour on top, because it balances out my top and bottom half, therefore looking less top heavy. My wheelchair is also black and I would rather stand out from my wheelchair, emphasising my curves because after all I am still a woman.

These are just some of my favourite pencil skirts available on the high street right now.


Dorothy Perkins

Orange Lily Pencil Skirt


This lily printed skirt is ticking a lot of boxes, with the orange, blue, white and black as a ‘colour way’ combo and it’s all over the high street. It can be worn with a white camisole, black barely-there heels and a black tailored jacket for a sophisticated evening look.




New Look

White Stripe Border Pencil Skirt


Stripes are a big look, for this season and have been for the past year, so why not add this to your wardrobe. It also comes with a matching crop top so you can go for that ‘co-ord look’ with a pair of strappy heels and a leather jacket.




Tropical Pencil Skirt


This skirt will put a smile on your face, with these tropical prints and bright colours. Wear with a black bodysuit, black peep toe ankle boots and a leather jacket for an edgy look – also available with matching top.





Orange Front Split Pencil Skirt


This ‘colour of the moment’ skirt is cut beautifully. It’s ideal for a smart look when teamed with a cream blouse, black tailored jacket and nude barely there block heels (skirt less suitable for wheelchair users).





Nude Bandage Skirt by House of CB


This skirt is sexy and fits in all the right places. With a black bodysuit and black strappy heels, its perfect look for a night on the town…



Grey Mix Tube Tube Pencil Skirt


This stretchy pencil skirt, with a side split, is ideal for a stylish but casual look. Wear it with a white t-shirt, denim jacket and black block heels for effortless style.