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Hi Sammy,

I found a few cool pencil skirts while thrifting that are way too long. What is the perfect length to get them tailored to?



Hi Lisbeth,

Congrats on your thrifting treasures! Assuming that they're not completely covered with any wackadoo/out there prints, your new pencil skirts should make a fab and long-lasting addition to your wardrobe. Kudos to you for discovering that a tailor and/or sewing machine can be a girl's best friend.

As for the most flattering length, ideally, a pencil skirt should hit just at the top of your knee. Any lower may shorten/stumpify your legs, any longer and you run the risk of total frumpdom.

Hope this helps*



Some skirts for thought:

BB Dakota Yara Pencil Skirt(seen above) - Shopbop, $70
Current/ Elliott Stiletto Pencil Skirt - Madison LosAngeles $218
Women's Eyelet Pencil Skirt - Bealls, $34.80
Sateen Pencil Skirt - Chadwicks of Boston, $14.99

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