For those who aren’t familiar with the term ‘culottes’, they are women’s knee-length trousers, cut with full legs to resemble a skirt. Interestingly, they also have a great feminist backstory too, having become popular in Victorian England for allowing daring ladies to secretly wear shorts while it looked like they were wearing skirts to everyone else. The culottes allowed women to ride horses and play tennis without flashing their knickers (clever, right?!).
Here at Everything5Pounds.com, we absolutely love culottes but we’d be lying if we said that they are easy to style. That’s why we are eager to share with you the best ways of wearing them. Read along with us now to find out the top 3 tips to take into consideration when styling your culottes.
1) Choose the right footwear: This is extremely important because your shoes can create a whole different look for you. If you’re opting for a cool, but casual look, go for a pair of white trainers but if you’re dressing to impress, we suggest that you slip on your favourite pair of ankle boots or open toe heels.
2) Add a stylish cardigan/coat: Whatever the season, culottes always look better when paired with a stylish cardigan or coat. Make a statement and play with varying lengths with whatever type of jacket you choose.
3) Keep your look simple: Depending on the colour and design of your culottes, it’s important to keep your look simple. Going too over the top with bright colours and detailed patterns may ruin the slick, stylish feel that your culottes give off so remember- less is more.
Here are a few of our favourite culottes:
Haven’t seen a pair of culottes that have taken your fancy? If not, don’t worry as we have a whole range of them for you to browse through at Everything5Pounds.com today. So, what are you waiting for? Find the perfect style for you before we run out of stock!