In keeping with ’70s trend revival that happened over the past few seasons, and still projected to continue on, culottes (pronounced k(y)oo läts) have become the pant of choice for many. Much like current denim trends, “cropped” seems to be the element of choice when it comes to pants this season. These wide-leg, cropped pants give us the opportunity to play with something other than classic black trousers (and maybe also something not quite as bold as floor-length bell bottoms).
While flared bottoms are reminiscent of decades past, a vast number of designers and street style stars of today have found numerous ways to make culottes a contemporary piece. Culottes worn with a block heel boot is one the most common modern pairings (and one of our favorites). For the classic modern woman, culottes worn with a simple pump or slingback heel not only elevates the pant for today, but also plays up the simplicity of the ’70s inspired silhouette.
Style Tip: Try styling your culottes with a heel! To help avoid the illusion of being shorter than you really are (a minor side effect to some body types because of the culotte silhouette), simple pumps will provide enough height to elongate your legs and turn the culotte into a more feminine, flattering style!
We’re all about the current state of ’70s revival and will definitely be adding at least one pair of culottes into our wardrobe! Find a few of our favorite looks below.
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