There’s something about the culotte that I am just so so obsessed with at the moment! I’ve seen them popping up for months but I wasn’t so sure if they would suit me or not. There have been many times where I have popped them in my ASOS shopping cart and have not followed through – mainly because they are so different!
TOP: Billy & Boo // PANTS: Three of Something // JACKET: Madison Square Clothing // BOOTS: Senso
I was ecstatic when I went through my gifts from Three of Something to find these culottes sitting happily in the parcel. I finally had the chance to give them a go and I didn’t have to worry about buying something that I wasn’t so sure about (which I hate doing lately)!
I’ve certainly made my own personal rule about culottes after styling this look – culottes must be worn with heels and a crop top. It’s not a must for all, but it’s what I prefer for myself. I tried them with flats, I tried them with other tops but I found that they looked their absolute best when styled with heels to elongate the legs. Culottes almost take away from the shape of my legs that I’m looking to show off, so I think it’s important to wear a heel that gives me the extra length that the mid-leg culotte takes away from. Another important thing to mention is that the flare of these culottes is flattering for wider hips yet it will actually shorten the body, so wearing heels is an absolute must. I personally prefer to show a little bit of stomach as so much of my legs are hidden behind the flare of the culotte. I’m not a big fan of wearing baggy/oversized tops with pants that aren’t flattering at all so I counteract this by showing another part of the body and that makes me feel a lot more comfortable!
Mind you, there is no chance that I would wear this outfit on a regular day. This is an outfit for night time where it’s okay to show a little bit of stomach. I am not a fan of showing a bit of stomach throughout the day (yuck)!
What do you think of the culotte?
Photography by Nicholas Murphy