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Fashion: Pencil skirts are the sharpest way to dress this spring

The pencil skirt is the only skirt to be seen in this season. Katie Wright rounds up the season's sharpest separates

Oasis Press Stripe Bardot Top, £35; Stripe Pencil Skirt, £45; Broderie Trainers, £26, available from Oasis (trainers available in May; bag, stylist's own)

EVERY season, there's at least one surprise hit on the runways and for this spring, that unexpected sensation is the pencil skirt. Once synonymous with typing pools and temps, the body-skimming skirt has escaped the office and wants to star in your weekend wardrobe, day and night. Here are our top four picks:

1. PRINTED

Oasis Press Stripe Bardot Top, £35; Stripe Pencil Skirt, £45; Broderie Trainers, £26, available from Oasis (trainers available in May; bag, stylist's own)

JD Williams Concept Printed Pencil Skirt, £69

2. TEXTURED

Sosandar Burgundy Leather Buckle Detail Pencil Skirt, £139

3. LACE

Next Lace Pencil Skirt, £45

4. DENIM

River Island Mid Blue Open Front Denim Pencil Skirt, £40

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