How to Wear Culottes
What Are Culottes?
Culottes were originally worn by upper classer European men in the middle ages. Back then, they were styled much differently, with tight closures around the knee area that helped create a ‘puffy’ style (not so 2018…). Since then, things have changed pretty drastically and nowadays, culottes boast a much more relaxed, free-flowing fit - and, needless to say, they’re much more stylish! These fabulous, loose, flowing trousers are cropped to sit just below the knee, and at a first glance, could easily be mistaken for a skirt.
Culottes are stylish, comfortable and super dynamic. No matter where you are heading or what you are doing, a pair of culottes will make for the perfect base to any great outfit, and with such a huge selection of patterns, prints and colours available, you’re guaranteed to find something to suit the look you are going for. At JD Williams, our stylish collection of culottes is bound to impress, and in this blog post, we’re going to guide you through how to create a range of fabulous different looks with your culottes. The possibilities are endless!
1. How To Wear Culottes In The Office
Comfortable as they may be, make no mistake, culottes are perfect for creating that enviable ‘professional chic’ look that you’re going for! Transform yourself into the belle of the office and get ready to ooze glamour and sophistication as you pair your culottes with peep-toe, sandal heels, a white blouse and a large, classic brown handbag. To finish things off, throw on a pair of sunglasses, some gorgeous jewellery and a lick of nude/pink lipstick. This look will make getting ready for work that little bit more enjoyable!
2. How To Wear Culottes In Summer
Create the perfect summer senorita look by opting for some animal print culottes teamed with a white t shirt. Slip on a pair of wedges for an instant height boost, and pop a sunhat on, too! Create a look that's sure to turn heads by finishing things off with a lick of pink lipstick & lashings of jet black mascara. At JD Williams, we have a selection of floral, striped and patterned pairs that are perfect for the spring/summer months.
3. How To Wear Culottes With Trainers
Trainers...with culottes? You got it! And let us tell you, casual chic never looked so good. Create an informal yet stylish look by tucking a loose-fitting tshirt or white vest into the waistline of your culottes & slipping on a pair of white trainers. Accessories wise, try to keep things simple - a pair of stud earrings should bring just enough glamour to this look. And finally, to really tie things together, pop your essentials into a contrasting coloured tote bag for an instant injectionof vibrancy!
4. How To Style Culottes If You're Short
If you’re short, some styles can seem totally off-limits, but in actual fact, there’s no such thing as a trend that you ‘can’t’ wear, you simply have to know how to wear it. Culottes are cropped at the leg, which means that there is a risk of them cutting the legs off and making them appear shorter, which can be a little off-putting to say the least - but don’t be too hasty. The great news is, if you style your culottes in the right way, they can actually lengthen your legs and compliment your frame. Tuck a jersey vest top into the waistline of your petite culottes & slip on a pair of slingback court shoes for a leg-lengthening, super trendy ensemble.
5. How To Wear Culottes When It's Cold
For those of you that are sat there thinking that culottes can only be worn during the spring/summer season, think again. Culottes can be worn all year round - even in winter! For a gorgeous winter outfit, wear your culottes with an oversized turtle neck jumper and ankle boots. And for an extra layer of warmth, throw on a cape or a colourful trench coat. Gorgeous!
6. Can You Wear Culottes To A Wedding?
Traditionally, smart dresses and co-ords have always been the way to go when it comes to weddings, but why not mix things up a little? Break the mould and swap your skirt for a pair of gorgeous culottes. Culottes are elegant, stylish and though you may not have ever thought it before, absolutely perfect for weddings. Opt for a pair of tailored culottes & team with a cropped, sleeveless blouse or silky camisole to create a gorgeous wedding outfit. To complete the look, style things up with pearl jewellery and accessories and slip on a pair of strappy, peep-toe heels.
7. How To Wear Culottes With Flats
Culottes and flats make for the perfect daytime outfit. To create the look, pair your culottes with a vest top and slip on your favourite flats - sandals or ballet pumps both work a treat - and finish off with sunglasses and chunky jewellery. This look is perfect for the spring/summer months!
8. What To Wear With Culottes On A Night Out
Culottes make for the perfect base to any night out outfit, and can be styled up in so many ways to create a glamorous, memorable look. To create the look, style your culottes with a wrap blouse and court shoes. To finish things off, layer on the accessories and stow all of your essentials into a cute clutch bag. Give your look an extra lick of glamour with lip gloss and mascara.