<p>We see a lot of leather, especially black leather, fashion during the fall and winter seasons, and certainly looks in leather continue in popularity. Wearing a <a href="https://www.liveabout.com/how-to-wear-a-pencil-skirt-if-petite-2658578" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">pencil skirt</a> in black leather is a way to <a href="https://www.liveabout.com/dress-to-look-10-pounds-thinner-2658629" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="2">look slimmer</a> and trendy at the same time.</p><p>A black leather pencil skirt seems sexier than a pencil skirt made of fabric, so it&#39;s probably a good idea not to wear a leather skirt to work, but save it for other occasions.</p><p>A second way to wear a pencil skirt is paired with a jacket. It could be a leather jacket, such as the burgundy style worn by petite Kris Jenner pictured above, a jean jacket, or a tailored jacket of a fabric such as wool or linen.</p><p>For women who have a tummy, wearing a jacket with a pencil skirt is an easy way to <a href="https://www.liveabout.com/how-to-hide-a-tummy-2658388" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">hide the tummy</a> and give the wearer a sleeker appearance.</p><p>Most skirt suits meant for business attire come with pencil skirts although a few come with other skirt styles, such as the A-line skirt. Wearing a pencil skirt with its matching suit jacket makes a winning combination as business formal attire.</p><p>Wearing a <a href="https://www.liveabout.com/look-taller-with-monochromatic-dressing-2658598" data-component="link" data-source="inlineLink" data-type="internalLink" data-ordinal="1">monochromatic ensemble </a> helps the wearer look thinner and taller, good bonuses for petites. Wearing a pencil skirt as part of a monochromatic scheme works well because a pencil skirt has a much sleeker appearance than other types of skirts. For example, a full skirt worn in a monochromatic scheme wouldn&#39;t have the same slimming effect that a pencil skirt does.</p>For a look that works well both in the workplace and for off-duty hours, pair a pencil skirt with a sweater or a sweater set such as the twin set worn by Princess Letizia of Spain pictured above.<p>Wear a pencil skirt with knee-high boots. To avoid &#34;gaposis,&#34; make sure that the hem of the pencil skirt and the top of the boots at least meet. Having a gap between them is a sure way to emphasis a petite woman&#39;s short stature, but having the hem of the pencil skirt fall to the top of the boots creates one long vertical line.</p>Although pencil skirts of solid colors are great, petites shouldn&#39;t believe that a pencil skirt in a solid color is the only option. Petites should avoid huge motifs when selecting a pencil skirt in order to maintain a proportional look.<p>I often wear a black pencil skirt, and it&#39;s easy to rely on black as a go-to color, but a pencil skirt in a dark neutral color, such as the charcoal pencil skirt pictured above, can work just as well as black for the petite woman who has a triangle-shaped figure.</p>Pencil skirts can be worn for special occasions, such as a cocktail party. Combine a dressy pencil skirt with an evening top, such as the lace top pictured above, and you&#39;re all set for a night on the town.Another way to wear a pencil skirt for special occasions is as part of an evening suit. Here Queen Silvia of Sweden wears a dressy, gray silk shantung suit with flattering vertical seaming on the pencil skirt and sparkling crystal beading on the jacket.