Its predecessor was the early twentieth of century hobble skirt, then, during World War II, when fabric was rationed, the skirt was shorted.
The beauty behind the pencil skirt is that it can also be sexy, intimidating and trashy..all depends on how you wear it. It's for every kind of woman.
SKIRT BY LILLI ANN (1951)
KATE MOSS & HER PENCIL SKIRT (VOGUE BRITISH 2005)
HATCHET FACE (Cry- Baby)