Penelope Cruz Pairs Nina Ricci’s Wool Pencil Skirt With Tie Shoulder Jacket

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After expressing our opinion over Penélope Cruz’s red hot mess of a top, we thought we’d cut her a break by pointing out something in her outfit that may be worth saving – her skirt.

Penelope Cruz in a bright red ensemble from Nina Ricci’s Fall 2013 collectionPenelope Cruz in a bright red ensemble from Nina Ricci’s Fall 2013 collection (Credit: Daniele Deme / WENN)

Fall/Winter 2013 predicted a lot of greens and purples, which makes us appreciate the color trend rebels.

Penelope Cruz styled a tie shoulder wool jacket with a wool skirtPenelope Cruz styled a tie shoulder wool jacket with a wool skirt (Credit: Daniele Deme / WENN)

Penélope is well aware that red is her fail-proof go-to color, and she is not letting any Pantone prediction become her boss.

Penelope Cruz's elegant side-swept hairstylePenelope Cruz’s elegant side-swept hairstyle (Credit: Daniele Deme / WENN)

The 39-year-old actress chose a Nina Ricci classic pencil skirt in a shocking red color – always a risky move when going out onto a red carpet (good thing the carpet was blue this time).

Penelope Cruz's feet in black bow pumpsPenelope Cruz’s feet in black bow pumps (Credit: Daniele Deme / WENN)

She paired the skirt with a hybrid cardigan-meets-blazer top from the same designer, a styling decision that has yet to be fathomed by our minds.

Penelope Cruz totes a black satin clutchPenelope Cruz totes a black satin clutch (Credit: Daniele Deme / WENN)

Penélope put up her hair in a classy loose updo and slipped into a sweet-looking pair of black bow pumps.

Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Ridley Scott, and Michael Fassbender at the press junket and photocall of The CounselorJavier Bardem, Penelope Cruz, Ridley Scott, and Michael Fassbender at the press junket and photocall of The Counselor held at The Dorchester in London on October 5, 2013 (Credit: Daniele Deme / WENN)

You can never go wrong with the classics, and this red pencil skirt is no exemption.

Penelope Cruz wore her red pencil skirt with black high heelsPenelope Cruz wore her red pencil skirt with black high heels (Credit: Daniele Deme / WENN)

We have to admit, however, that the elastic waistband on the back makes us a little jittery, but judging from how the skirt hugged Penélope’s womanly curves from behind, we conclude that the elastic detail does its job marvelously.

Javier Bardem portrays Reiner and Penélope Cruz plays Laura in the 2013 crime thriller film The CounselorJavier Bardem portrays Reiner and Penélope Cruz plays Laura in the 2013 crime thriller film The Counselor (Credit: Daniele Deme / WENN)

Armani created the wardrobe for Penélope Cruz's character in The CounselorArmani created the wardrobe for Penélope Cruz’s character in The Counselor (Credit: Daniele Deme / WENN)

Functionality aside, we think the back center slit is a great way to add a touch of sexiness to a classic.

Nina Ricci Virgin Wool Pencil Skirt, $737

Nina Ricci Virgin Wool Pencil Skirt

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