New York & Co. Seamed Pencil Skirt ($43)
A few months ago, I was on a trip when I noticed a tear in the black pencil skirt that was the foundation of three days worth of business attire. Panic ensued. I dipped into NY & Co., and was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the pencil skirt that I bought there–better than H&M, similar to the Limited. It has good style, a flattering fit, and despite the fact that the material is entirely man-made, the feel isn’t scratchy.
New York & Co.’s suiting pieces go up to size 18, and also come in petite. If you’d like a longer skirt, New York & Co. also makes a long seamed skirt that is the perfect sleek, almost-midi skirt. Prefer a fuller skirt? They also make a fit-and-flare skirt to add some femininity and fun to your work wardrobe. And don’t miss this adorable pleated lace skirt for casual days or off-hours.
Plus-size? Torrid makes a pencil skirt for under-$50, and the Merona line from Target also offers an affordable pencil skirt. Tall? Liz Claiborne offers a pencil skirt for under-$50, as does J. Jill.
Is this skirt lined?
I don’t know about this particular skirt, but I have a NY&Co skirt that is not lined (I wear a slip with it). It’s held up well since I got it 2 years ago.