A Few of My Favourite Things... Culottes

Culottes are back! Do you remember them the first time around? I remember having a few pairs, one bright pink and another in a lovely paisley pattern! You may wonder what the difference is between a culottes and shorts, the defining feature is their width, The Fairchild Dictionary of Fashion defines culottes as being a garment that 'hangs like a skirt, but is actually pants'. Wear them with a fitted top to offset the volume created at the bottom. Culottes traditionally fall below the knee, but if you are petite or have short legs, opt for styles that end above your knee to lengthen your leg line, like the Boden ones below. For the majority of us, culottes need to be worn with a heel to avoid us looking squat! Here are some of my favourites from the High Street:

Boohoo, Esme Flat Front Woven Culottes £18

Boohoo, Esme Flat Front Woven Culottes £18

ASOS, Longline Culotte with Belt and Buckle Detail £42 

ASOS, Longline Culotte with Belt and Buckle Detail £42 

Boden, Culottes £49

Boden, Culottes £49