17 Real Ways to Wear Culottes
On the hanger, culottes can look, well, less than cool. But see them in action on any stylish woman, and we're confident you'll be convinced otherwise. The shorter crop and roomier silhouette might seem like they would shrink your stems and widen your proportions, but that's just not so. In reality, the look works almost like a full skirt, cinching your middle, skimming your hips, and exposing just your bare ankles — which makes them perfect for pairing with a special pair of heels or strappy sandals you want to give some extra attention.
With fashion bloggers, celebrities, and retailers turning out a range of ways to wear the style, culottes have become a staple in our closets — and we're inviting you to embrace the look with 17 ways to rock them. We've curated something of a culotte lookbook, for all occasions and all body types. Let the outfits inside inspire you to ditch your skinnies once and for all.