(Closed) "Bigger" Bees: Do/have you worn a pencil skirt?

posted 5 years ago in Full Figured
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m a total pear with the thickest thighs around. I’ve only worn them to dress as Amy Farah Fowler on halloween. They don’t flatter me. But there are plenty of full figured women with slim sexy legs. I say it all depends!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Im, ahem,curvy lol and I LOVE pencil skirts, they make bottys bootilicious!!! As much as I love pencil skirt I am not the biggest fan of high waisted ones, cos I have a little beer belly and they high waists tend to accentuate that on me, and Im a pretty cut and dry hourglass shape. The problem is, I always fall in love with how they look, but when I wear them,nada!I ust look silly lol

I dont have any pictures Im afraid, but I cant say how much I lurve pencil skirts!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m seconding that it depends on your legs. I have a lot of knee fat (uuugh) and it makes anything that sits above the knees look horrendous. But if your legs are pretty toned, I think you should be able to get away with it.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I ONLY wear pencil skirts as any other style makes my bottom half look heavier than it is. If I’m wearing a high-waisted one, I will probably wear spanx underneath so that everything looks flat and smooth. 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I am plus size and have an hour-glass figure, and I personally prefer long, narrow, straight (but not  tight) skirts, because I think they are the most flattering to a curvy shape.  I think that full or gathered skirts often make curvy women look much heavier than they actually are.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I am not full figured, but I had to chime in because I <3 pencil skits! My sister is plus sized, and she wears pencil skirts all the time. Pencil skirts+ curves= awesome! Makes me think of Joan on Mad Men. You just have to find the right skirt. Don’t get discouraged if you try on one those stretchy legging-type material “pencil skirts” and it’s not flattering. A good pencil skirt will have some structure (and perhaps a zipper, lining, thicker fabric, etc) that will make it much easier to wear.  Rock those pencil skirts, girls!!!

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I dont know what you consider as “bigger” but I am an 8 and wont wear pencil skirts bc I dont feel they are flattering unless you have a flat stomach. 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I <3 pencil skirts!  Really they are the only type of skirt I wear (not including dresses).  That being said I’m pretty proportionate just big all over.

 

Give it a shot, you won’t know until you try! 

Canuckian Girl

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I wear pencil skirts all the time.  I do have a little bit of a tummy bump but if you wear the right tops it doesnt matter.  

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’m a size 18/20 right now (bleh) and I have worn them but don’t tend to like them because my thighs are like a sprinter’s and it’s too much going on while wearing them.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m a fairly average size, around a 10, but pencil skirts look like crap on me – it’s really not even about the weight so much as it is your actual shape. I have this weird indent around the spot where my underwear sits, like my body pulls in for a second between my waist and hips. Doesn’t matter if I gain or lose weight, it’s still there. I can’t wear high-waisted pants for the same reason, it just draws a ton of attention to that one spot.

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