CULOTTES, TO WEAR OR NOT TO WEAR?

Culottes are trending right now and are seen in September’s 2015 issue of Cosmo magazine. Are they for you? How in the world do you pair the right top and accessories with them? And wear do they come from?

THE HISTORY

http://www.fashioneditoratlarge.com/2014/06/edits-culottes-coolest-thing-buy-now/

According to, http://www.secondcitystyle.com, Culottes started out in men’s furnishings, during the Renaissance era. Men who were part of a higher, upper class society wore them. Materials used to make these unique pants were: silk. During the Victorian Era, these odd pants made it’s way in Woman’s apparel. But these wardrobe staples were much more than fashion apparel to woman of that time. Instead culottes stood for freedom of many years of feeling restricted under a skirt. It was time for a change and culottes made a big shift in that. Fast forward to current trends and you can find them during Fall 2014 runways and even this year, in Spring 2015 runway shows.

HOW WILL YOU DARE TO WEAR THESE?

DENIM

http://www.pintrest.com

Okay, so although they do look a little strange, they are actually pretty easy to style. For denim, pair them with a denim shirt. add a fun wedge sandal and you’re all set to go.

CROPPED TOP

http://outfitideashq.com/culottes-crop-top-outfit-ideas/

Another and maybe my favorite way to style these pants, is cropped tops. Treat the culottes like a skirt. A growing trend  right now is a cropped top paired with a short or long skirt. Do the same with the culottes, and pair this dynamic duo with a pair of tall pumps! This will lengthen the leg, creating height, that the culottes sometimes can take away from your body.

BE CONFIDENT

No matter if you are styling culottes up or down, they can be styled in such a way that you will look trendy, fun and unique! Don’t forget those accessories! They will make or break the look! Pairing any of these looks with just a few bangles and a pop of color in the lip, and a fun statement necklace will really bring great life into this look. Learn it, love it, do it!

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