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If there's a 2013 version of the power suit, it has to be the pencil skirt. It’s just snug enough to show your curves, but the respectable hemline and structured feel make it office-appropriate. We depend on this wardrobe workhorse to help us dress for the 9-to-5 with no fuss.
But, who says this sartorial staple has to be restricted to daylight hours? We've gathered up a cache of hip-hugging, knee-grazing styles that can definitely hold their own after-hours. Think bold prints, leather accents, and unexpected detailing that turns a basic into something beyond. Time to pick up a pencil!