Introduced around the 1940s, the pencil skirt, then known as H-line, was a popular trend particularly for women's office attire. Switch to modern day and the iconic style has become a wardrobe essential for day to evening chic. Looking for a fabulous and flattering black pencil skirt? Next's ultimate pencil skirt in black or berry, which has been designed with a slight stretch and kick pleat, looks gorgeous dresses up with court shoes or down with a textured sweater. The sophisticated high waisted skirt design means it looks super stylish with a tucked in printed blouse and large necklace as a smart but modern alternative to a skirt suit. Take the pencil fit to the evening with the sultry satin, sequin, lace or faux leather skirt trends inspired by the romantic gothic look. So whatever your signature style, browse the latest collections with brilliant delivery services today.