What Are Culottes? How To Rock Them!


Some of you have probably already seen the term and are wondering what are “culottes”.

Culottes are women’s cropped trousers with very wide legs sort of resembling a skirt.

You might also find them as “gauchos”, which to me, are very similar to culottes, with the only exception that gauchos are bit tighter at the hips.

I noticed the culottes trend made its comeback in the early Spring this year, and it’s here to stay for Fall and Winter as well.

A trend like this one could be a little tricky to adopt at first, being that is a bit different from what we are used to wearing. I mean, we were sooo used to skinnies, leggings and jeggings for a while, that wearing boyfriend jeans and palazzos has been a hard transition for some of us. And now all of a sudden culottes and gauchos reappear to make us even more skeptical about wearing baggier bottoms.

I decided to do a little research to see how some stores have approached this trend and presented it to their customers, meaning US.

I came up with 10 lovely ways on how to rock the culottes trend. Check them out:

 

 

 What Are Culottes? 10 Ways How To Rock Them!

 

 

1. Monochromatic

This would definitely flatter almost anyone, specially petite girls, because it would give the illusion of a longer torso, making you look taller. Love this approach from ZARA in all White and pairing a pair of culottes with a fitted turtleneck. This look is perfect for Fall and Winter ♥

Straight Cut Trousers in White from Zara $39.90

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2. Jumpsuit

You can adopt the trend by wearing a culotte jumpsuit. I personally bought this one myself from Material Girl at Macy*s. You can wear it with flats or heels, with or without a jacket or cardi. Definitely suitable for any season being that it is all about how you accessorize it. I wore mine with flat sandals and sunnies last week to tour around Philly with my family. I LOVED IT! ♥

Material Girl Juniors’ Printed Gaucho Jumpsuit in Floral Combo from Macy*s $69.50 Now 24.99

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3. Romantic With Crop Top

Pair them with a crop top like in this pic from ASOS. I am truly in love these high waist lace culottes paired with this ruffle crop top. They both create such a romantic look ♥

Warehouse Premium Lace Culottes in Neutral from ASOS $117

 

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4. Comfy Casual With Sneakers & Sweater

I was not too convinced of wearing culottes with sneakers until I saw this approach from ZARA. I love these yellow culottes paired with sneakers and a comfy sweater. I think the key relies on wearing all solids. Love ittt ♥

Loose-fit Trousers in Curry from ZARA $39.90

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5. Bohemian

Forever 21 created this boho look by pairing printed culottes with a loose crocheted cami and lace up sandals. I would say you can even add a moderate floppy hat if you want to!

Kaleidoscope Print Culottes in Orange/Multi from Forever 21 $17.90 Now $12.99

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6. Cozy With Knee High Boots & Cardi

This is the perfect Fall/Winter culottes outfit! It looks so chic and cozy! Anthropologie definitely hit it off with this one. They threw a warm cardi over a sweater. I believe what makes this outfit a hit is the monochrome look at the bottom and the print touch on the top still in the same color family. Even though the item is currently not available on their site, I believe their pic could still serve as great inspiration, don’t you think?

Kinney Culottes by Elevenses in Black from Anthropologie $128 Now $9.95

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7. Classy Chic

This is a more dressy look from ASOS where they paired statement split culottes with a button down top and added stiletto sandals. This look is super elegant and sexy!

Premium Structured Culotte with Split Detail in Jade from ASOS $69

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8. Denim

Just when I thought I would never wear denim culottes, bebe came up with these to convince me otherwise. I love how they created this look by adding sexy stiletto sandals, a simple white fitted cami and a statement necklace. The perfect casual chic summer look! ♥♥♥

Denim Release Hem Culottes in Little Sur from bebe $119 Now $89.99

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9. Clubbing Look

And just went you thought culottes were made just for daytime outfits, ASOS presents this look in all black with a sexy strapped crop top, mules and high waist culottes. All you need is a nice clutch and violá!

Culotte Trouser With Tie Waist Detail in Black from ASOS $50.19

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10. Casual Fall

The color combo of this outfit from MANGO is perfect for Fall. I love the strappy flat sandals and the loose fit look still accentuating the waist with a bow in the back. All you need to do is add a cardi if it gets chilly.

Linen Culottes in Tobacco Brown from MANGO $69.99 Now $27.99

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