Culottes have been around since forever and were originally worn by men in the 15th century. They were a hit amongst kings to soldiers to upper class European men and used to have a tight closure around the knee. With time, culottes evolved and grew into loose bifurcated skirts that end below the knees worn mostly by women. Culottes are great for all weathers and are as important a wardrobe staple as denims today. They are comfortable, chic and versatile. The question is how to wear culottes?
It’s not as hard as one would imagine. Culottes have flattering hemlines and various shapes that look good on every body type. Styling these pants can be tricky, but the good part is that there is more than one way to fashion these billowy pants. So whether you’re wearing your culottes on a date, out for brunch on the weekend, or to work, they can fit right in with these small tricks. Here’s how to wear culottes and flaunt this season’s “it” statement.
For a formal-chic look we’d suggest you go for solid culottes paired with a printed semi-formal top and a pair of strappy heels. For a summery look, wear light coloured or striped culottes with printed or plain crop-tops and pretty flats.
A pair of printed culottes make a big statement on it’s own. Keep the rest of the outfit simple with solid-coloured tee or tank tops.
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