try this / culottes
the culotte is a little bit of an ‘f-you’ piece. it’s such a power move because it isn’t a conventionally sexy look. it says, ‘i don’t care and i still look better than you even though you’re wearing a miniskirt.’ it’s androgynous but feminine at the same time. – Lowell Delaney, co-designer of the two-year-old London label, Trager Delaney
i owned two pairs of cotton culottes several years ago. i wore them all. the. time. unfortunately, my fashion sense hadn’t evolved to the point of thinking to style them with a blouse and a pair of heels. i don’t even know if i was wearing heels that weren’t over 2 inches high (back then.) in fact, i’m not even so sure culottes were actually in style! ahead of my time, i tell ya. *wink wink*
so here we are, 9 years later… i’m ecstatic that this style is “in”, as i find it to be incredibly versatile – dress them up for work or go casual for a brunch date with friends. more inspiration.
i know that several of you probably aren’t convinced. after all, this maxi skirt/wide-leg trouser hybrid of a pant may not flatter all shapes and sizes. i imagine it probably looks best on tall, leggy gals with skinny ankles, but then again, they may hide those american thighs… know what i’m sayin?
*quote via this article.