Pencil dresses! The revival of the 50‘s.
„Pencil dresses – what’s that supposed to be?” a non-fashion addict might ask herself. But this kind of dress is quite easy to explain: the term “pencil dress” stems from a kind of skirt
with the same name, the commonly known pencil skirt: it was first introduced at an haute couture show by designer Christian Dior in the late 40’s; it instantly became very popular because of its very feminine cut and its emphasis on feminine curves. Just like any other trend, the pencil styles lost the attention of the designers in the 60’s
. But on the background of the retro dresses
and the Rockabilly movement of the last couple of years, the pencil skirt found its way back into the limelight, just like the pencil dress, which became very successful, shortly after the pencil skirt.
Pencil Dresses – a perfect staging of feminine curves.
The typical characteristics of pencil skirts – their tight and straight cuts, as well as their emphasis on feminine curves – are also valid for pencil dresses. Icons of the 50’s like Sofia Loren, Liz Taylor or Grace Kelly definitely owe a lot of their fame to the elegant pencil dresses
, which played a major role in the costume collections of the films of those days. Pencil dresses always appear enormously elegant – something not only based on the fact that they don’t offer as much mobility as for example wide empire dresses
; thus, the walk and general movement of a lady wearing a pencil dress generally seem very delicate.
Pencil style-dresses by Ana Alcazar.
If you are looking for wonderful pencil dresses that combine the spirit of the 50’s with the design and the fabrics of the 21st century, you will feel at home on this page. Here, fashionistas will find great pencil dresses for the office that seem to be taken directly from the set of Mad Men, as well as enticing pencil dresses in a trendy nude look. Our pencil dresses are available in all sizes up to size 18:
after all, women with feminine curves can of course also wear these tight dresses. Especially for women with an hourglass figure (a lot of chest and hips, thin waistline), the pencil dress
is just the right piece of clothing: just think about the actress Christine Neubauer, who frequently shows herself on red carpets wearing pencil dresses. No matter if with peplum or without, if knee-length dresses or pencil dresses, reaching down to the calves – discover your femininity with pencil dresses by Ana Alcazar.