Style How-To: Covetable Culottes

We all remember the gaucho pant of the early 2000’s, and we vowed never again to sport these wide-legged, ankle-bearing bottoms again no matter what the trends may dictate. But have a variation of these already come back around?

Enter: the culotte.

The culotte is a pants-shorts hybrid that is almost like a cropped palazzo, but infinitely more chic. If these have you squirming at the thought of the despicable gaucho, bear with us. These bottoms offer more than a few more cool points than their slim-legged counterparts.

What we love most about the culotte is its versatility in volume, print, material and style, as well as its (surprising) ability to flatter most body types. If you’re petite, a shorter variation will elongate the leg. Got an athletic frame? An extra A-line style will create curves where Mother Nature didn’t.

If you’re still not convinced, scroll through to see some of the most stylish ladies we know rocking the culotte like it’s this season’s crop top.


STREET STYLE: Fashion blogger Olivia Palermo, wearing white culotte pants with a navy blazer attends the Tibi fashion show on February 14, 2015 in New York City

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